I’ve had much success with Ardour 3 thus far and today was trying to add a fake bass-line to my song (I’m new to recording but been playing for years). Up until now I have only been recording guitar tracks and hydrogen tracks with ardour (been fussing with plugins mainly). I tried to use LMMS, then sync up with Ardour like Hydrogen does, but I didn’t find much luck, it just won’t sync with Jack like the other two do. In my googling to solve the issue I watched a video showing how to add a midi track in ardour, open the pianoroll and plop down some notes, etc etc. I had hope as this seems to be the same thing I’m doing in LMMS to generate my fake bassline.
I dont hear the midi track at all. Everything else I hear, I just can’t figure out how to hear the midi tracks (I can see them making noise in the mixer when their notes come up). My external USB device is a simple 2x2, is that my issue?
To clarify, since this seems to be a common misunderstanding: Ardour will make ZERO sound with MIDI by itself. To “hear” MIDI you have 3 choices:
- Connect the output of an Ardour MIDI track to hardware MIDI ports that are in turn connected to an external synthesizer
- Connect the output of an Ardour MIDI track to another application that can use MIDI to drive synthesis
- Add an instrument plugin to an Ardour MIDI track, which accepts MIDI input and generates audio output
Hmm… I do not, and I’m not sure how to but I’m headed back to the manual to figure out what that is and how to use it Thanks for the quick response.
Thanks for the add’l info paul, I think my mind is pointed in the right direction now
Do you have a virtual instrument plug on the track?
MIDI editing problems
I wanna tell you that I have multiple random crashes with the last stable version of Ardour3 purchased on the official site when I edited MIDI tracks.
Especially, when I am overlapping clips with notes, controls and so on.
I only connect the MIDI in and out of my Delta 1010LT into their respective ports when I use my hard synth.
At times it works fine, but suddenly occurs the crash.
I have not registered the output error type, but I think it’s a software instability.
Warm regards and good job!
Report it via the bug tracker…
Well, I get something like Alfredo, eg pan a MIDI track just crash A3.