[LAU] First multitrack project: midi tracks and plugins

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Fri May 8 22:08:42 UTC 2015

On 09/05/15 00:01, Ivan K wrote:
> Lorenzo Sutton <lorenzofsutton at gmail.com> writes:
>> The problem is that the 'plugin'/soft-synth model is usually thought to
>> work per track.
> Ok, so that is how things are generally done.  At
> this point, I am just trying to learn the common practice.
>> So I essentially see two options:
>> 1. Use a plugin which recognises program change messages
>> 2. Use jack midi or alsa midi to connect to a synth able to recognise
>> program changes (e.g. fluidsynth obviously with a soundfont which has
>> multiple programs)
> Ok, thank you for the tips.  I imagine, I can also,
> grab a portion of the MIDI file, synthesize it outside of
> Ardour with something like fluidsyth or AMS, and then
> import the resulting .wav into Ardour as an audio track.

No need to do it outside of Ardour: just (midi) connect the midi track 
to e.g. fluisynth or AMS and record that to an audio track in Ardour.


> Thanks for listening.
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