[Ardour-Users] New Control surfaces or modified osc
paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Mar 20 05:27:18 PDT 2013
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On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Johan Blomé <johan at gunhildcarling.net>wrote:
> I am rather new working with Ardour (and Mixbus) moving from Windows to
> Linux. I have a special midi bridge that I made for my digital mixer
> (Roland m400) to use it as a control surface in Reaper (and to be remote
> Trying the osc control in Reaper caused me some problems that you may have
> a solution for.
> The current osc solution uses the same port both for sending and receiving
> which is convinient for most situations. For my purposes on the other hand
> this causes some problems since the port will be occupied by Ardour so I
> cannot listen (on the localhost) to messages from Ardour. I simple solution
> to this would have been to allow different ports for in/out (Reaper does
> this), I have this hack currently in a private build.
Ardour sends OSC responses back to the address from which the request came.
> I could also write a new control surface from scratch (last resort).
> Question: is there a way to add a new control surface without recompiling?
> Like a plugin?
All control surfaces are plugins, in the sense that they are (small-ish)
shared libraries that Ardour loads at run time. We currently have generic
MIDI, Mackie Control, OSC, and Tranzport "plugins".
> Finally, why the different paths for incoming osc and outgoing?
I am confused. Above, you state that Ardour uses the same port for sending
and receiving ... I am not sure what you mean here.
And what is the reasoning behind /routes/list, should it not be sufficient
> to check in the menu that feedback is wanted?
feedback on *what* ? the incompleted idea here is that the surface need
only be notified about the routes it is currently displaying, not all of
them. routes/lists is used so that the surface can "poll" the current
status, which is handy when it starts up, or does a bank switch etc.
> Hopefully I have missunderstod everything and the solution is simple :)
I don't actually see a problem described here at all ...
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