[ardour-users] Bash Script for ardour and aconnect

John Anderson ardour at semiosix.com
Sun Jan 14 02:01:49 PST 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-14 at 11:14 +1030, Andrew Johnston wrote:
> I was wondering if anybody could help me write a bash script that I
> could call say 'ardour2mmc' that would launch ardour and then run
> aconnect to connect the midi ports to my hardware, and then once
> ardour quit, disconnect the ports.

Alternatively you can add to your ardour.rc:

<MIDI-port tag="bcf" device="/dev/snd/midiC2D0" type="alsa/raw" mode="duplex"/>

(or whatever you device is)

and make sure that 

    <Option name="mmc-port-name" value="bcf"/>
    <Option name="midi-port-name" value="bcf"/>

have value the same as tag in the MIDI-port line.

That way the device is automatically connected when ardour starts. The
downside is that you can't access the port from any other programs while
ardour is running.


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