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

jonetsu jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Fri Aug 31 20:24:11 PDT 2018

On Sat, 1 Sep 2018 04:24:59 +0200
Robin Gareus <robin at gareus.org> wrote:

> A JACK timebase master is supposed to take jack-transport's absolute
> timecode position and return the corresponding music-time (bar beat).
> Bitwig lies about this. It ignores any absolute position and just
> provides its own current music-time. This is pretty much useless.
> Bitwig also ignores any absolute jack transport position, does not
> support seeking, etc and only responds to jack-transport state:
> start/stop.
> tl;dr: jack transport is not useful at all here.
> This is a known issue and last I talked to Alexandre about it he said
> it's a won't fix.  Mainly because jack-transport cannot varispeed,
> jack-transport cannot be slaved and would be always in control (slow
> sync clients, etc). -- This came up a while ago when users tried to
> synchronize video to Bitwig using jack-transport and xjadeo.
> The best you can probably do is to use Bitwig's MTC or MIDI-clock
> generator as time-master and ignore JACK.

The feedback is much appreciated - thanks.


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