[Ardour-Users] touch with behringer bcf?

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Thu Feb 11 09:19:36 PST 2010

On 11 February 2010 at 11:50, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at cosgroves.us> wrot=
> e:
> > One time I was producer of a my band's mixdown where the engineer
> > rode programmable sliders one or a few at a time as he played
> > through each song. =A0If he didn't like what he did, he'd fiddle
> > with a slider for a moment, which would fix that section of the
> > song, and after that the slider would return to it's previously
> > programmed action. =A0I'd really like to be able to emulate this
> > behavior. =A0But, I don't know how, nor if it's possible with
> > ardour. =A0I'm happy to use either the on-screen sliders or the
> > sliders on my BCF2000.
> doing this requires:
> 1) a control surface that sends a message to indicate the start of
>    "touch" and the end of it too
> 2) ardour to handle said message with the knowledge that it means
>    "start touch" and "end touch"
> right now, "touch" is really limited to LogicControl (Mackie) and
> mouse driven fader riding, since these are the only control surfaces
> that indicate the start and end of a "touch". there are some others
> (i've seen a tascam unit do this too), but ardour doesn't currently
> support the model of interaction used by things like the tascam (it
> sends a CC message at the start and end of the touch; ardour believes
> that this is what the fader itself sends).

Next time I get near my ardour DAW I'll try the mouse driven
fader method.  I wonder if a good use model would be to write the
automation with my BCF, then touch it up with the virtual fader.
Sound reasonable?  I hope I'm understanding correctly.


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