[LAU] MIDI clock output and the 1010LT

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Tue Aug 30 16:13:31 UTC 2016

On Tue, 30 Aug 2016, jonetsu at teksavvy.com wrote:

> Is the MIDI clock signal output on the 1010LT simply happening when
> using Ardour ?  I mean, does it always output something based on the
> DAW's BPM ?  Eg.  Ardour would transparently set this ?

It depends... Assuming linux (this being LAU) there are three 
jackd2 with a2jmidid

I can only speak from experience with jackd2+a2jmidi.
First there are settings to turn midi clock or midi tc on in preferences. 
When I moved to Ardour5 I started with a clean ~/.config/ardour5/ 
directory not bringing in any settings from Ardour4. And these are turned 
off by default (I didn't turn them off).
Second, when I do turn them on, no connections show up.
Third, What midi autoconnection I have dealt with when adding midi 
channels has not been correct. I have been using a controller (mackie 
style) and the midi channels just go through all midi inputs it can find 
and uses them sequencially.
So the first channel gets Midi Through (bad),
the second gets Ensoniq AudioPCI (good),
The third gets the surface midi (bad)
Ardour does not know which midi ports to use for what. All of the above 
ports are marked Terminal|Hardware so Ardour assumes they are valid midi 
sources for midi tracks.

However, once things are connected as they should be, those connections 
are remembered for next session load as well as new sessions (except for 
the channel connections unless you use a template)

Len Ovens

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