Connect Hydrogen to Ardour
I've read tons of information and I didn't feel like bringing back old topics, so I'm sorry if this bothers anyone.
The thing is, I'm really frustrated. It looked so easy to connect Hydrogen to Ardour 3.5.380 (Ubuntu 12.04), yet I haven't been able to do it for a few days so far. The patch bay seems really straightforward to use (using patchage at the moment) and I said "obviously Hydrogen's midi output should go to Ardours midi input". But this does not do the trick.
Using JackMidi in Hydrogen, and enabling the jack transport by initiating it with -djack, I'm able to control its tempo from Ardour.
I still have no idea of the role of a2j, which is recommended to be used in the manual.
Some people don't seem to be using this, yet they make it work. I'm baffled.
I also check the mixer in Ardour, and I'm able to connect things, notably the midi in/out, but it doesn't work either.
So I'm basically hoping a charitative soul in this forum will be able to help me.
Has anyone gotten any ideas?
Have a nice day!