[Ardour-Dev] [Ardour-Cvs] r6915 - in ardour2/branches/2.0-ongoing/libs/ardour: . ardour

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Fri Apr 16 13:37:31 PDT 2010

On 04/16/2010 09:36 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
> (ardour-cvs is not a discussion list)

sorry, had meant to change the recipient, but forgot...

> 2010/4/16 Jörn Nettingsmeier <nettings at stackingdwarves.net>:
>> On 04/16/2010 05:14 PM, pauld at addisababa.dreamhost.com wrote:
>>> when a region has less channels than its diskstream needs, read a relevant channel instead (this makes mono regions in stereo tracks become effectively multi-mono)
>> why? this looks like it hides user errors (usually, dumping such a
>> region into a multichannel track is unintentional) and applies some
>> guesswork that will do the wrong thing in most cases, i.e. for pretty
>> much everything except mono-region-dumped-to-stereo-track.
> there's no good default choice when this happens. what happens now is,
> i suggest, better than what used to happen. 

hmm. i don't agree. when channels are silenced, then either you did it
intentionally and it's ok, or your error becomes really obvious and you
can react properly. this new solution just hides the problem. and it
accomplishes nothing you couldn't do before: if you really want that
mono channel to go to both outputs, you can simply use the first panner
and move it to the center.
i still maintain that for all other cases, duplicating a channel (which
one? why?) is wrong. second-guessing the user is always wrong imho.

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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