[Ardour-Dev] waveform display for master track

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Nov 18 01:58:13 PST 2008

John Rigg wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:00:27PM +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> There are two benefits from automating peakfile generation for the 
>> master track.
>> 1:Workflow Efficiency: Automating a master track with waveform display 
>> will improve the work flow for a "DJ mix". It would also be useful for 
>> other long sessions like movie/theater soundtracks. In fact it would 
>> probably be useful for any kind of mix whether it is 1 minute or 24 
>> hours long.
>> 2: Session Size Reduction: The master track peak file could be generated 
>> automatically while the session is being mixed and stored in memory or 
>> to disk. As it would be just the peak file it will cut down on space 
>> used compared to having to record the track and then generate the peak file.
> What are the benefits of having a waveform display for a mix that isn't
> being recorded?

When you export the final track you get the wavefile.

In the mean time it doesn't make sense to be filling up a hard disk with 
reams of recorded regions when all you want to do is see a visual 
representation of the overall levels.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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