[Ardour-Users] Directing MIDI input from a keyboard

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jun 27 09:58:21 PDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-06-27 at 18:47 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-06-27 at 12:30 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> > Leigh and I talked on IRC, and the current plan is to add a button to
> > the mixer strip (probably next to the input button), to the editor
> > track controls and probably the editor track list, that
> > enables/disables MIDI input on a given track.
> > 
> > The issue is not just about monitoring - you don't want MIDI CC's or
> > program changes from the controller to reach the wrong synth.
> > 
> > Look for this solution to emerge in the next day or two.
> This is the smartest and only way to protect against several 'MIDI
> trough' issues. Usually proprietary sequencers give several MIDI trough
> options, but you'll run into issues, as soon as you need a mix of
> several MIDI trough options. Having the possibility to select MIDI input
> that way, will solve several issues :).

PS: You might wish to use the original keyboards of several oldish synth
instead of using a master keyboard, but some of them might not know
'local off', while others might support 'local off'. Your idea off
'monitoring' will give the option to separate the MIDI through
behaviour :).

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