[Ardour-Users] An Ardour hack idea I'd like to try.

Ross Johnson Ross.Johnson at homemail.com.au
Thu Jan 24 16:26:48 PST 2008

Paul Davis wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 14:28 -0500, Sean Corbett wrote:
>> Good day all,
>> This is mainly aimed at the Ardour developers, but as it doesn't
>> pertain to the development of Ardour proper, I'm posting it here
>> instead of the -dev list (where I've also been lurking for a while). 
>> If one were to attempt to add serial port functionality to Ardour,
>> where would the best place be to start?  The control surface code?  My
>> idea is to use a simple RS232-controlled relay board to turn on and
>> off a "Recording" light in the tracking room of my studio.  There are
>> a ton of such relay boards out there, and I'm guessing there are an
>> overabundance of serial port libraries I could use (in fact I probably
>> already have some installed).  Eventually I might attempt to do some
>> custom control surface stuff, but I'd be better off keeping it simple
>> for now. 
> its both simpler and more complex than you think. the easiest method
> would just involve adding some code directly to ardour, handling the
> same internal signal that the GUI does to indicate recording status.
> a better way would be to have Ardour emit a few bytes (OSC, even) to a
> pipe or socket, and have another app listening.
I don't know if Ardour has the capability or not but wouldn't midi be 
the better way to go?

See for example:-

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