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

Harold Aling h.aling at home.nl
Mon Jul 9 13:09:19 PDT 2007

Paul Davis wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-07-09 at 11:38 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> Anyway, from now long distant memory I do think Pro Tools created
>> separate audio files for each pass. since I always have some pre- and
>> post- time in my loop recordings I suspect that there was pleanty of
>> time to close one before opening another but I suspect none of that
>> really makes as much difference with today's high powered machines. I
>> no longer recall how the file naming worked but I suspect that it was
>> done by appending something like _a, _b, or _1, _2, etc.
> the filesystem hit is not really a function of processor speed. creating
> a new file involves lots of logic and synchronization with other things
> that are accessing the filesystem, and although its probably faster on a
> 3GHz Core 2 Extreme than a 100MHz Pentium, the difference is not likely
> to be anywhere close to a factor of 3000.
> in all likelihood, i've just been overconservative when worrying about.
> the chances are that we could open a new file on every loop and it would
> be fine. so far, though, my conservatism and concern about burning
> needless CPU cycles and causing slowdowns with synchronization seem to
> have benefitted ardour quite well compared to some other DAWs.
> --p
Maybe it's possible to physically 'cut' the audio file after the 
recording is done?

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