[Ardour-Dev] waveform display for master track
pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Nov 18 22:14:49 PST 2008
Quentin Harley wrote:
> Geoff Beasley wrote:
>> what's wrong with making the master track recordable.. wouldn't that
>> fix this issue? Would be good to have a "mastering" track anyway... yes?
> This is exactly what I do if I want to see the waveform. I create a
> new track, called "Print" or "Mastering" as a tape track. Enable
> record, and specify the input of it to be the master bus output, and
> disconnect the outputs. If you change something you need only to hit
> record on the change, and the waveform is automagically amended in
> that area as you play though it.
Currently the track will be printed in 32bit and that can fill up space
on the drive. Also you have to specifically record the sections you want
to look at which takes time.
What I'm suggesting here is to automate this process with the goal to
have very little footprint for both dev time and resources. Make it an
option that some people can enable and hey presto there is a new feature
for ardour that few other apps offer.
From the discussion so far there are several methods that could be
implemented to achieve the goal.
If a few developers spend time on it then everyone benefits in the long
However I'm not trying to steal time away from any other
features/requests that are in process. I'm planning to spend time and
money if necessary to do put it in place myself.
Boost Hardware Ltd.
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