I have recently purchased the aforementioned device and I am pretty happy with it. As many of you might know, this device is perfectly integrated with AbletonLive. The ardour mapping for the device works very well, but it lacks some functionality.
The Novation launch control XL controller has a row of buttons at the bottom which in ardour defaults to the track solo funtion. In ableton, however, you can change the function by pressing a set of buttons on the right, choosing between solo, mute or record arm. These buttons on the right hand side can be mapped to any other function in ardour, as they also send out midi messages.
The question is: Can you map the buttons on the right (or any other) to change the functions (mappings) of the bottom row of buttons in Ardour just the way ableton does? Doing so would increase the controller’s possibilities ten fold.
Here’s a link for those who haven’t the faintest idea of what the controller looks like so that I am saying makes a bit of sense: