[Ardour-Users] How to connect a MIDI keyboard to a synth plugin ?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Nov 2 14:15:51 PST 2015

On Mon, 2 Nov 2015 17:07:05 -0500, jonetsu at teksavvy.com wrote:
>On Mon, 2 Nov 2015 16:56:44 -0500
>"jonetsu at teksavvy.com" <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> wrote:
>> I get a similar problem with the built-in Resonable synth.  I create
>> a MIDI track, choose the Reasonable synth then in the 'tracks and
>> busses' I select the USB ProKeys 88 external keyboard as input and
>> playback 1 and 2 as audio outputs.  Keys pressed ont he ProKeys 88
>> are recognized by Ardour's MIDI activity window, but then no sound
>> comes out of the synth, which makes me think that it does not receive
>> the actual MIDI input.  
>Same with the Calf monosynth for that matter.  To make it short, none
>of the plugin synth I have tried works.  I must be doing something
>wrong, but what ?  The MIDI notes from the external keyboard are seen
>by Ardour, qjackctl shows the connection between the external keyboard
>and MIDI 1 of Ardour, but the plugin does not seem to get the MIDI

I'm not an Ardour MIDI user, however, somebody already mentioned MIDI
channels, other possibilities might or might not be

- MIDI thru
- Audio connections for the MIDI plugin

It depends on how Ardour handles MIDI plugins.

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