[ardour-dev] MultiTrack recording

Polashek, Matthew matthew_polashek at mcgraw-hill.com
Mon Mar 6 05:17:12 PST 2006


I built a test system for live recording using Ardour, OSX, a G4 450
Mac, and a MOTU 2408.  I used it this weekend to record 16 channels for
4 hours and it worked without a hitch.


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[mailto:ardour-dev-bounces at lists.ardour.org] On Behalf Of Chris Goddard
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:27 PM
To: ardour-dev at lists.ardour.org
Subject: [ardour-dev] MultiTrack recording

Hi All

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
truck and have got to the 'what do we record onto' question. On our
trucks, and our de-rig (anything you carry into a venue, record, and
out again !) systems we have predominantly used Pyramix as it has proved
robust for recording up to 64 tracks for extended periods of time. This
truck is to be a more budget conscious build so we are looking at ways
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
capable PC with an RME MADI card (or two if possible).

Priorities for any multitrack software for us would be stability and
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
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
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
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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