Reviving this topic as I find myself using a Behringer X-Touch compact that doesn’t have the nice displays of its bigger brother X-Touch and I recognize it’s a bit tricky to figure out what tracks are currently exposed by the control surface.
I was starting to imagine how I could do that outside of ardour by using an OSC client on the host and have an overlay window forced on top of Ardour but I think I can’t link the OSC banking to the Mackie banking so they couldn’t be in sync …
So back to a native Ardour solution.
Would it be an idea to offer the option to replace or add below the Editor Summary a simple view of the names of the n tracks currently controlled by the Control Surface ?
Mock for my CS that has 8 channels:
Note that instead of being in the Editor, it could be at the bottom of the Mixer if it makes more sense
I can imagine that if one has several CS, you might need to configure which CS banking is being shown.
I feel it would create less coupling between the CS code and the mixer/editor if it’s “just” a panel and not actually messing with the display of the tracks in the editor or mixer. But that’s just feeling