[ardour-dev] Re: [ardour-users] disappearing meters & plugins: update

Dave Phillips dlphilp at bright.net
Sat Dec 4 19:07:46 PST 2004

Hi Mark:

  I repaired the session this evening, it didn't take long. I opened the 
session, added seven new tracks, and simply moved the existing track 
data into the new tracks. Snap To Edit Cursor is a godsend, as are the 
edit/play cursor locators. I restored my plugins, I was happy to 
discover my presets were still there. So it's all good again.

  And then I backed up the session to CD.  :)

  Ardour CVS tarball 12/4, 0.540/0.844



Mark Knecht wrote:

>On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 09:18:48 -0500, Dave Phillips <dlphilp at bright.net> wrote:
>>  I built and installed the nightly CVS tarball from two days ago. When
>>I opened the session for "Talkin bout the Weather" I discovered that all
>>my plugins had disappeared and that all the channel strip level meters
>>were gone too. All my connections were wiped out. It's not the worst
>>that can happen, I still have all the tracks and the display shows
>>everything in order. I'm sure I can rebuild the session, but I'm having
>>trouble restoring the connections. IIRC, Joe Hartly had a similar
>>problem, but I didn't find a fix posted anywhere. If anyone has a good
>>way to simply get this session back in shape, please advise. Like I
>>said, it's not a critical issue, but I would like to rebuild the
>>original layout if that's possible.
>>  I suspect the new plugin code caught me...
>>  Also, I'm still getting error messages when I try to send MTC (ye olde
>>"quarter-frames not allowed" messages). I assume MTC Send is still on
>>the drawing board ?
>   I had this problem yesterday evening on a session. I was running
>the tarball that I had downloaded on 11/29. I had jsut a coupl eof
>plugins, one on a track and the other on a bus. After saving and
>recalling they were gone. Updating to yesterday's tarball solved that
>problem for me.
>   However, I also had a couple of other problems:
>1) Sort of related to the missing plugin thing, I found that a number
>of sends were either not able to hook up where I needed them to go or
>the connections were missing after recalling the session. My tracks
>were all stereo tracks. From each track I was making stereo send to a
>bus that had a reverb unit on it. I found that some tracks would not
>create the send correctly while other would. In some cases after
>creating the send I could no longer pop up the send connection box. In
>one special case where I had copied the send to another track the
>copied send would not display VU meters.
>2) Watch out bouncing (exporting) 24-bit stereo files. Bad noise. Make
>sure your volumes are low. 16-bit was OK.
>3) In my session the 'End' marker's position was not being saved. It
>kept jumping back to an older position that it had occupied.
>   Now, all of that is frustrating, but that said Ardour itself was
>working very well. I was doing a reasonable amount of automation and
>it was working. I am BEGGING for some sort of graphic marker at
>automation inflection points though...
>   Try updating. It helped me. This was all on my Planet box under
>Gnome for simplicity.
>- Mark

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