[Ardour-Users] External sync from another DAW: Ardour song pointer should follow ?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri Aug 31 14:35:54 PDT 2018

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 5:21 PM, jonetsu <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:51:55 -0400
> Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> > if ardour is slaved to MIDI clock, it will pay attention to MIDI Song
> > Position Pointer messages. It will ignore them otherwisel.
> > You mentioned "synced externally via JACK", so ardour is ignoring
> > MIDI SPP, and is using jack transport to determine where it should
> > be. If the other DAW (unnamed, why?) is the transport master, then it
> > needs to set the new position ....
> Unnamed because this would be generic, but it turns out it's not ...
> because the "other DAW" is using ALSA MIDI.  Eg. Bitwig.  So this
> should not work isn't it, with one usign ALSA and the other using jack,
> even though Ardour does start and stop at the same time as Bitwig ?

I am entirely unclear on how you are trying to or intend to sync the two
DAWs ... you're describing entirely different things, it seems. What
specifically do you have in mind?

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