[ardour-dev] [ardour-users] bug or stupidity ?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Jul 9 06:54:48 PDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-07-09 at 09:26 -0400, Dan Tepper wrote:
> Also, to confirm behavior, it appears that when recording this way,
> Ardour actually records a continuous wav file (including the places
> where one is not punched in) and creates regions corresponding to each take.

we don't plan to change this behaviour. it allows us to avoid messing
around with the filesystem during the loop.

> It would make more sense (IMHO) to record each track as a separate wav
> file, so that when I select a take, I can physically delete the others.

maybe, but ardour is all about non-destructive editing. we don't want to
keep adding new ways to destroy material, which would just increase the
chance of you doing it by accident. we'd much rather allow some kind of
separate process that splits the chosen take into a new file, and then
allow you to just use the usual cleanup step, which will remove the
entire multi-take set if appropriate.

> I'm not so much worried about disk space as I am about just having too
> many files and regions in a given project for sanity's sake.

agreed on the regions, but the file part seems in opposition to your


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