Howto: Visual track/bank display with BCF2000 in A3
Behringer provides a mackie LCD emulator called BCFview that can be used to dislay the current track assignments when using the BCF2000 in mackie LC mode.
1. Get the exe here http://www.behringerdownload.de/B-Control_download/BCFview.zip
2, Ensure that you have wine installed and test it with: wine bcfview.exe
3. Right click in bcfview and choose the BCF2000 *INPUT* as the connection.
4. Start an ardour3 session with > 7 tracks. You will need to cycle the bank buttons at least once to get it to sync.
It does not currently display any timecode info or shuttle status, etc. However, this track listing feature is really the most useful.
You can also move the bcfview.exe to an executable path and modify the ardour3 script to start it automatically.
Simply replace the exec line with something like this to prevent opening it multiple times:
if [ -z "$(pgrep BCFview)" ]
exec /opt/BCFview.exe & /opt/ardour3_local/lib/ardour3/ardour-3.0 "$@"
exec /opt/ardour3_local/lib/ardour3/ardour-3.0 "$@"