I have just started working on my first proper mixing project in ardour...
I have just started working on my first proper mixing project in ardour. I have been a linux user for all my other computing activities for a few years now but always had winblows and cubase SX handy for my music. I have taken the plunge, switched to ardour and rosegarden and wow! Am really impressed by the quality of the audio engine in ardour and its flexibility also. I do, however, have a couple of issues which I think are probably easy to sort out:
1) I have a behringer BCF2000 to control the mix. I am able to map controllers to various bits and pieces, but sometimes the buttons (latching ones) do not work as intended. I think this is just a problem I have with programming the BCF. If this is the case, has anyone got a BCF preset that they could send me to show me how they do it?
2)again on the BCF - how do I unmap a control?? I am impressed by the simplicity of the learn system, but when I try to reassign a fader from one channel to another, I can't, because it just assigns it to both channels! So, is there any way of reassigning faders etc. easily? Also, is there any provision for a bank system whereby the faders control the first 8 channels, then can be switched to channels 9-16 etc?
3)how do I map a button on the BCF to select a channel? i.e so I can then map more controls to send levels, plugin parameters etc.
4) how do I use the key listen on the gate plugin? At the bottom of the edit window there is a box which says "output select" and in brackets (0=bypass 1=gate -1=key listen, or somesuch) the output you want. In the drop down box, however, only bypass and gate appear. I really need to have a listen feature on the gate. Do you recommend I try a different plugin?
5) still on the plugins.. some of them have a thing that lets you key it to an external input.. or at least I think that's what they do. How do I connect a channel to the key input of such a plugin? Do I have to go right into the jack patching system and do it there?
thanks in advance,