Mackie MCU Pro with Ardour 3 - can't connect
Hello to all :-)
I'm using Ardour 3.0 beta 4a (runs pretty well on my computer) on Ubuntu 12.04 and now I'm trying to connect a Mackie MCU pro device (using USB) to it.
I've followed these steps
(using a2jmidid - ALSA MIDI driver didn't work) and everything works fine... until I reach the point
"Connecting control surface and Ardour MIDI ports".
The article says "Now that you have both control surface and Ardour MIDI ports available, cross connect the control surface MIDI ports and the two mackie [!] ports" - I guess it means I should connect "mackie control out" & "MMC in" and "MMC out" & "mackie control in".
So I did.
But there seems to be no connection. The MCU won't react on anything I do with ardour, and MCU won't have any influence on ardour.
I also tried to cross connect "mackie control out/in" and "MIDI control in/out" (instead of MMC in/out), but got the same results.
On Ardour's menu "Edit > Preferences > User interaction > "Control surfaces" I enabled "Mackie". Later I also checked "Feedback" but got no results as well.
By the way, there is no reaction when I click "Discover Mackie devices".
I guess it's a connection problem with Jack?
I used Gmidimonitor to find out if the computer receives any signal from the MCU, there was nothing.
I have also tried this
both with the machine above and with another system (Ardour 2.8.12 with Linux Mint 9), but it won't work.
Might anyone have a suggestion about what I could do?
Any help will be much appreciated :-)
Thanks a lot!