How to add support for my Hardware expander ?
I noticed that on MIDI tracks there's a choice for a MIDI device, and below there's a second drop down menu (but I didn't figured out yet : what is it used for exactly ?).
I assume it's purpose is to make it easier to program "Patch changes" more easily, and that these list are based on some mapping data (preset name per device mapped with program change codes, or something like that).
First question : am I right ?
If I am, I would like to add support for my Roland Integra 7 expander which is not in the list, so I could more easily insert patch change in my MIDI tracks and save it with the project, so I wouldn't need to recall the patches manually on the device when I re-open a previously saved project.
- What information/tech specs about my expander do I need exactly ? What does it looks like ?
- Where in Ardour can I add it ? Is there some config files ? What format ?
- Is there an Ardour documentation for that ?
Of course, if I can do it and if it works fine, I would then share it to the community for other Ardour+Integra users.