Hydrogen & Ardour MIDI
Just a quick question but maybe it's already planned?
I heavily used in other programs (SONAR) internal MIDI editing for drum tracks with DFH/EzDrummer plugins for the sounds. Since then I've been creating my own, better sounding drums using professional .wav samples in Hydrogen in their layer editor with great results. My one gripe with Ardour is def. the lack of MIDI support and the only reason I signed on up with support instead of forking out the $ to purchase Sonar 6 was to see that MIDI in Ardour gets implemented well (from the screenshots it looks spectacular sofar!).
How will Ardour MIDI handle Hydrogen drumkits? Ideally, it would be done internal OR at least for playback, Ardour's MIDI could drive the Hydrogen kits. Is this planned?! I use triggers and such since I dont have the facilities to properly record drums and the ability to apply MIDI files in the DAW to a 'plugin' like Hydrogen would be extremely helpful to folks like me. Currently all I can do is do a pattern in Hyd or Rosegarden, drive the kit sounds in hyd with it, then apply it to Ardour as an actual audio file when recorded. It's a PIA toggling between all of those programs and editing the drum patterns, esp fills and such, without the audio tracks near them and lined up is pretty cumbersome.
Oh, can I scoot one more question in... Any ideas on when the next (with MIDI) release will be?!