MIDI workflow with Ardour 3
I just tried the most recent alpha of Ardour 3 and am amazed by how far we (that is, the developers) have come, I'm really looking forward to the beta/release!
Now that I'm beginning to imagine Ardour's MIDI functionality as part of my future workflow, I was wondering about a good way of going at things with MIDI. Right now, I would set up the appropriate MIDI connections and have the MIDI tracks in Ardour play my hardware and software synthesizers. Then I create a bus for each MIDI track and add the plug-ins I want to use for that track. Does that approach make sense? I somehow feel it would be more natural to add the plug-ins directly to the MIDI track in Ardour but that doesn't work with the plug-ins I use because only ones with MIDI inputs are allowed in the track...
I don't know how Pro Tools etc. handle this, I'm just wondering what Ardour's intention about this is.
Also, do I even need to bounce the MIDI tracks at any point when working with busses this way and exporting from Ardour?
Thanks for any help. :)