[Ardour-Users] Will a Contour ShuttleXpress work on Ardour?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri Sep 30 08:12:08 PDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Casey Shultz <casey.shultz at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a Contour ShuttleXpress
> (http://retail.contourdesign.com/?/products/22) and it is recognized by
> Linux but I have no idea how to make it usable by Ardour. Is it possible?
> Any advice about where to start would be helpful. I would like to have it
> control the varispeed controls. Is there an app that can turn it into a midi
> controller perhaps?
> It's a great device for both price and I appreciate that I can drop it in my
> bag and take it where ever I go.

It certainly won't work as-is. Its quite likely that it could made to
work. My guess is that uses the USB HID protocol. Code would need to
be written. There is code in 2.0-ongoing for the Powermate which I
think is a vaguely similar device (I could be wrong about that).
However, note the code design for control surfaces is a bit different
in 3.0, so any new work to support this device should probably happen
for that version.


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