[Ardour-Users] How to set up mcu control surface in OSX?
glarblblarbl at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 12:36:49 PDT 2009
Thanks for the quick response!
I reverted the .rc file to its original state, but I got this error:
Sep 8 12:14:00 cabin [0x0-0xb80b8].org.ardour.Ardour2:
set_active to false because exception caught: The Mackie MCU driver
will not use a port with device=ardour
I remember this error from linux, and the solution was to specify the
midi port in the .rc file. So I went back to my custom .rc and it
As for reading the first time user's page, yes I did. There is nothing
on that page about the MIDI patchbay. Regardless I downloaded it and
did as you suggested. Now it works!
Maybe I was remembering syncing my midi sequencer for the MTC stuff...
On Sep 8, 2009, at 8:14 AM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> Going off memory the Mac doesn't need anything edited in the .rc
> file IIRC. The build and install I believe sets it up correctly,
> but I will have to double check that sometime. I don't remember
> editing anything the last couple of times I did this anyways. Yes I
> am aware you need to edit it on Linux but the reason is that on
> Linux you ened to tell it to use the raw port, not the alsa-seq port
> which causes issues.
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 1:48 AM, Glarbl_Blarbl
> <glarblblarbl at gmail.com> wrote:
> The weird part is that even though it seems to recognize the control
> surface and map faders to mix channels, none of the faders move when
> I move them in the mix window (with or without feedback checked --
> this works under linux) and I don't see any log activity when I move
> faders around on the mcu. I tried Logic mode, MCU mode, and HUI
> mode all to no avail.
> It sounds like you didn't read the part about using the MIDI
> Patchbay app on the first time OS X user page. You need to download
> the MIDI Patchbay app, it can still be found on various points of
> the internet, and route from the mcu port to the MIDI port and Back,
> then enable feedback.
> I have tried a bunch of different sync settings, but get errors when
> I try to "Send MTC" and sync mcu to MTC -- which is what I needed to
> do to make it work under linux.
> Completely unrelated and should never be needed to get MCU working.
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