I apologize if this is an silly question with an obvious answer. I just started using Ardour 4 and trying to get to a working setup…
I have an external (Roland JV-series) synthesizer/keyboard connected to my laptop via a Roland UM-one interface. The laptop runs Linux Mint 17.1. I got everything to the point where I can capture and playback MIDI tracks (I started with MusE, but it keeps crashing, so unstable it’s unusable IMO… then I discovered Ardour…)
My problem is: every time I move the playhead in Ardour, it sends a whole pile of CC events (sustain pedal and #123) to reset every MIDI part (all 16 channels, multiple times). It sends these events without pausing, which causes the external synth. MIDI buffer to overflow. After which I have to reset the synth every time. Pretty annoying.
If the MIDI events were in a track, I would just edit the track to spread them out over many ticks. But since they are auto-generated by Ardour, I don’t see how to fix this problem. Ideas anyone?