[ardour-dev] MultiTrack recording
chris at oofus.demon.co.uk
Sun Mar 5 15:27:03 PST 2006
I hope this is the right place for this message. If not please advise.
I'm currently working for a mobile recording company. We are planning a new
truck and have got to the 'what do we record onto' question. On our other
trucks, and our de-rig (anything you carry into a venue, record, and carry
out again !) systems we have predominantly used Pyramix as it has proved very
robust for recording up to 64 tracks for extended periods of time. This new
truck is to be a more budget conscious build so we are looking at ways of
saving costs, Pyramix can prove rather pricey !
I have been following Ardour for quite some time and like very much the
direction it is taking. With this in mind I am quite keen to put together a
test system that uses Ardour as a multitrack recorder. The plan would be a
capable PC with an RME MADI card (or two if possible).
Priorities for any multitrack software for us would be stability and track
count. After that..........portability of the audio files.........Editing is
not a priority at all, just recording.
My question I suppose is; is Ardour the right choice for this, could it cope,
is anybody already asking this much of it, am I barking up the wrong tree ?
If we did decide to build this test machine, we would run it for several
months as a third record machine on the truck to prove its abilities. We have
several festivals to record here in the UK this summer and we would be
looking for it to cope with these.
I'm personally quite excited about the prospect, I've been advocating Open
Source software for years and it would be great to introduce it into the
industry I work in.
Thanks for listening.
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