I’m not trained in any way at keyboard. But I am a mathematics, computer science, and engineering type who knows a workaround when he sees one
What I want to do is use my toy MIDI controller (Akai) to let me control the transpose of notes from my serious weighted keyboard. Specifically, every time I press a key on the Akai, I want Ardour to transpose all future keys from the main keyboard so that the middle C key on the main keyboard is equal to the note I pressed on the Akai… the ultimate keyboard capo…
Can I do this in Ardour? at one point I think I had it working in Mididings but it’d be really better if I could keep it all in Ardour.
PS: I do know that I can either use the “transpose” buttons on the MIDI keyboard, or manually transpose stuff, but the point here is to be able to rapidly on-the-fly change keys without maybe a couple years of training myself in the muscle memory of the 12 key patterns on the improperly designed piano keyboard, or having to take my keyboard apart and convert it to a Bilinear Uniform Keyboard to make it rational again
No one makes a Janko MIDI controller either (at least not widely available and relatively inexpensive).