First post here. Been using Ardour a while and have been enjoying it. I have a MidiPlus SmartPAD that sends midi control and notes to Ardour. I have made a custom configuration file and it works well. The one area I’m struggling with is control feedback to keep the lights on.
I have set up one of the buttons (this thing looks similar to a LaunchPad) to mute a channel in the mixer. I have “Momentary” set to “no” since I want it to be a mute toggle. This way when I press the button, a note on and note off are sent from the controller and it stays muted until I press again.
Here’s the problem: Ardour does not keep the “note on” feedback message going back to the controller even though the channel is still muted. I don’t know if this is a limitation that can be overcome without changes to Ardour or if I’m just setting this up wrong. So I need some experienced people to help me figure this out.
As a possible workaround, I was going to use a Raspberry Pi in between the controller and Ardour that would provide the midi feedback I wanted and then pass the controller message on to Ardour, but I can’t configure the RPi to be a USB host and device simultaneously (really long sentence getting even longer). Any other hardware workarounds anyone can think of?
Thanks for your time!