[LAD] [LAU] Ardour MIDI tracer

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Mon Aug 18 15:04:17 UTC 2014

On 08/18/2014 10:12 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Qtractor the fader for synth plugins is pre everything ;), that's bad
> design, but I guess not the audio stream is controlled, but the synth
> volume.

while on midi tracks, qtractor mixer/track faders simply deals midi 
channel volume (cc#7) and panning (cc#10) messages and that's from its 
birth model design (mainly due external/outboard midi h/w).

iow. qtractor midi track faders doesn't deal or affect synth-generated 
audio signal whatsoever, at least directly--it all depends on each synth 
midi implementation, that is--so "pre" or "post-fader" conventions 
doesn't apply nor make much sense there.

fwiw. all generated audio signal from synth/instrument plugins is routed 
to some (optional) audio output bus (default sink is "master"). and yes 
that will be the one true audio fader you probably should look when 
dealing midi instrument plugins audio output.

remember that the qtractor mixer might NOT ever be the final stage of a 
mix; qtractor is not, never was, won't ever be, a monolithic solution :)

rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
rncbc at rncbc.org

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