Quoting Mike Taht :
> I got one for pre-christmas, but (given that my primary use for it is
By hacking together, i assume you mean by using
Can I suggest you a route to go about? Don't send keyboard events to ardour.
That will make the software unreliable (focus changes, tranzport "dies").
There are better options: Ardour responds to MTC/MMC. You can make a piece
of software which listens to the tranzport events, translates them into
MTC/MMC and sends them to a alsa sequencer port.
This means that you can use the tranzport to control ardour, any other
software which uses MTC/MMC, _and_ all external equipment who support it.
Of course, this way you can't get all the cool information like metering,
track names, etc. which you would get with better ardour integration. Otoh,
this way you get yourself acquainted with the device and it will help you
when the time comes to write the "real" driver for ardour.