MIDI workflow with Ardour 3

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Campusanis
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Hello everyone!

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. :)
Kevin

seablade
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You should be asking this on the mailling lists most likely, as we have been requested not to discuss A3 on the forums in the announcements of the alphas.

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Campusanis
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Oh, alright, I thought we just weren't supposed to talk about bugs here. I'll try the mailing list then

DLC11
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May I suggest putting a note to that effect on the Create Forum Topic page? It might help to prevent some of these discussions.

seablade
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At this point the restriction will likely expire soon as we enter beta testing but the suggestion will be kept in mind, thanks:)

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