[Ardour-Users] touch with behringer bcf?

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 04:52:16 PST 2010


  A couple of things to note here, one is that what you are describing
really isn't utilizing TOUCH mode.  Two is that I believe that issue was
fixed some time ago so if you haven't already you may want to upgrade to the
most recent version of Ardour.


 The BCF IIRC doesn't actualy have touch sensitive faders, so operating in a
true TOUCH mode isn't possible with it.  To answer your question, the TOUCH
signal is a simple MIDI signal, so if trying to bind a controller with TOUCH
sensitivity enabled it would almost certainly screw with things how MIDI
bindings are currently set up in A2.  A3 however is another story still in

The only way to currently utilize TOUGH mode with a control surface is with
the Logic protocol, and only with surfaces that implement touch sensitive
faders and the appropriate MIDI signals for TOUCH.


2010/2/11 Giso Grimm <gg3137 at vegri.net>

> Hi Jörn et al.,
> I sometimes use "touch" automation with BCF2000 in Mackie/LC mode. I do
> not know what the touch mode should work, but I use it while transport
> is stopped to add/modify single points in the automation. Then ardour is
> interpolating between those points. Existing automation is not modified,
> or only, if the playhead is exactly at the time of an automation sample.
> Once the automation is corrected in touch mode, I switch back to "play".
> In earlier versions there was a problem when switching between manual
> and touch mode: In touch mode, all faders have been reset to 0dB, even
> if they have been configured manually to another value. I think this has
> been fixed near 2.7.x, but I am not sure.
> I hope this helped.
> Giso
> Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> > hi everybody!
> >
> >
> > can anyone explain how "touch" automation works in ardour, and if
> > there's a workaround to get the behringer bcf to work in touch mode?
> >
> > afaiu, professional controllers generate an additional "fader touch"
> > event - i wonder how that would translate to a simple MIDI controller
> > binding?
> >
> > is it possible to have ardour react to incoming MIDI events which are
> > *not* caused by ardour sending controller feedback?
> > i.e. ardour lets the faders fly, i grab one, parameter change, ardour
> > lets go and starts recording automation events.
> > alternatively, mapping one of the toggle buttons to a "take manual
> > control and write automation/ release manual control and play back
> > existing automation" would work as well...
> >
> > how are other people using touch automation?
> >
> >
> > best,
> >
> > jörn
> >
> >
> >
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