[ardour-dev] MultiTrack recording

fons adriaensen fons.adriaensen at skynet.be
Sun Mar 5 17:23:41 PST 2006

On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 07:18:04PM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:

> > 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 ?
> maybe you should talk to harrison/GLW consoles. they are currently
> strongly suggesting ardour to their clients as the best software
> strategy to use with their current and future hardware.
> ardour is perfectly capable of doing what you want, and by most people's
> experience is significantly more stable and resource friendly that its
> competition. several people are already doing what you are talking about
> with ardour; they are not totally free of problems from time to time,
> but no more and generaly less than with other solutions.
> the major limitation right now is that "extended periods of time" is
> limited by the maximum possible size of any mono .WAV file, which for
> 96kHz is not very long at all. we aim to fix this issue in the very near
> future.

I've used Ardour for live recording a number of times (never with 64
channels but up to 24) and it has been very reliable in that role.
It has its quirks sometimes - such as refusing to display some of the 
recorded signals in the tracks window while recording, making you
wonder if everything is OK - but that never resulted in any lost
signal or other fatal mishaps. I learned to trust it, and things
always turned out to be OK. 



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