[ardour-dev] REX2 or ACIDized wavs for ardour

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 18:03:07 PST 2006

On 2/14/06, Matt Walker <ard.walker at divasive.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 February 2006 16:27, Mark Knecht wrote:
> >
> > There actually wasn't, in my mind, all that much that had to be done
> > to make Ardour do 90% of what Acid does. What Ardour cannot do today
> > is simply retime the loop based on the tempo of the session and the
> > native tempo of the file. Beyond that we found that many Acid Loops
> > were longer than the number of samples required for the length and
> > tempo, so Acid is able to ignore some samples at the start or end of
> > the file. That's about it. Where Acid really shines is that it makes
> > the recorded tempo of the sample and the tempo of the project
> > independent without the user haveing to do anything. It's just easy.
> >
> > Unfortunately it's never been a project the Ardour devs have wanted to
> > take on, much to the disappointment of us Acid type users. Too bad.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Mark
> Well, that's a good start. It appears that Paul would not be adverse to
> looking at some well-tested patches. The core developers obviously have a lot
> of other stuff to do, but I would like to take a stab at implementing this.
> Mark -- by 'we', do you mean you have been involved in libsndfile development?
> Either way, you and I and anyone else who has poked into this should
> correspond off-list and collect all the info in one pile. Like I said,
> there's a lot of homework to get me up to speed on this, so I'd like to avoid
> re-inventing the wheel. I definitely want to rule out any GPL-adverse
> licensing weirdness before getting into it too deeply.
> Matt Walker

   I was only helping with the testing of the libsndfile stuff since I
had lots of Acid loops. I'd test, find problems, get data from the
file and inform the developers, then iterate with new code. I should
never use the word 'we' when talking about software development! I'm
just a groupie hanging around on the periphery!

   Feel free to write me off line. Anyone else wanting to discuss it
can do so also.


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