[PlanetCCRMA] Any advice for building a linux-based pro studio piece by piece?

Joseph Dell'Orfano fullgo@dellorfano.net
Mon Sep 20 17:25:02 2004

I bought a JL Cooper CS-10 on Ebay just to control Ardour. This unit
doesn't have MMC, so the only controls that work are the sliders and
they have to be manually bound to the GUI sliders. I understand that
there is an effort underway to support generic MIDI control surfaces
such as the CS-10 but this is not yet implemented. 

A word of caution here. On my setup, the incoming levels are set
initially with my outboard preamp and then with the mixer controlling my
sound card (in my case a delta1010LT which is controlled with
envy24control). This software mixer, which is used to control my
hardware monitoring and to set input levels, does not talk to a MIDI
controller. So, as far as I can tell, the control surface will be used
during mixdown primarily and for setting levels of playback tracks while
recording new tracks. 

I hope this helps.


On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 17:38, Steve Harris wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 02:54:49 -0600, Brian Jarrett wrote:
> > Thanks for your reply.
> > 
> > Since I've posted this I went back to the ardour website and see that they claim they'll work. QUOTE: "You can mix any number of tracks that your hardware can handle, and you can use both MMC and generic MIDI control surfaces to manage the mix without developing wrist injuries or despising your laptop touchpad."  
> > (Now why didn't I see that before?)
> > 
> > Since that's the case I guess I'd like some comments from those who have actually used this feature and what devices they are using.  I'm assuming that midi support is pretty simple without many caveats, but I'd like confirmation before I just go and buy a midi control surface from someone on ebay.
> Jesse Chappel is using one of the new behringer control surfaces, they are
> reasoanably priced. I have used an edirol keyboard with midi controls and
> the remote function on my mixing desk, but neither of those are
> particularly appropraite. You should probably ask Jesse about the
> ergonomics of the behringer units, they seem good on paper.
> - Steve
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