[Ardour-Users] Using the BCF2000 MIDI ports
ardour at semiosix.com
Wed Sep 19 13:14:14 PDT 2007
On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 12:12 +0100, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> I've got a BCF2000 working great in MCU mode
Glad to hear it. How do you find the button mappings?
> but it strikes me as a
> possibility that using the raw device as described in the documentation
> militates against using the BCFs MIDI ports (though of course I could
> just be having a senior moment.)
> What I would like to do in the first instance is send MTC from ardour to
> an external drum machine ( an Ion iDM02 in this case ) via the BCFs MIDI
> out but having tried virtually every combination of connection and
> switches in ardour's MIDI options I'm struggling to get it to work.
> Should this kind of setup work? And if so can someone give me a quick
> description of how to go about it - I'm sure it's just something really
> simple I've missed.
After futzing around quite a bit, I did the following:
- choose mcu as the MTC port in Windows/Preferences/MIDI
- Turn on trace output
- Turn on Options/Send MTC
and I see a bunch of sysex messages that don't belong to the BCF. I
assume they're MTC messages.
Hmm, I vaguely remember seeing something in the BCF manual about how to
set up using the midi-thru port. Over to you on that one - I have no
outboard midi gear to test with.
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