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

jonetsu at teksavvy.com jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Mon Nov 2 14:24:00 PST 2015

On Mon, 2 Nov 2015 17:07:05 -0500
"jonetsu at teksavvy.com" <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> wrote:

> 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
> keys.

Same with the Oxe FM Synth plugin.  Actually, how do you get the audio
out in this case ?  Selecting the USB MIDI keybaord as for this MIDI
track input is simple, but as output, the only sources there are, are
MIDI sources.  No audio.  It was the same with Calf and probably the
Reasonable synth.  Only the Hive synth go audio automatically out,
somehow.  In the case of the Hive plugin synth, the audio is magically
heard (although I would not know how to record it on an audio track
since the audio outputs do not appear anywhre in Ardour nor qjackctl.
It is a bit maddening - why can't it be simple ?

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