[Ardour-Dev] testing of 2.X SVN requested

fons at kokkinizita.net fons at kokkinizita.net
Sat Jul 3 16:32:12 PDT 2010

On Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 12:39:54AM +0200, Robin Gareus wrote:

> Did you have a look at the ardour3 export dialog?
> I think it's more of a GUI issue that the underlying audio-engine
> that makes it difficult to backport.

I tried A3 some days ago on a spare ArchLinux system
(which means it has quite recent versions of everything,
to the point of a full system update usually breaking 
something) but it failed to compile.

Anyway there should not be any GUI issue involved for
'export region'. Open the file, write as many channels
as there are in the region, and be done with it.

> Isn't is possible to just use the audio-file from that track?
> Don't export, but just copy the file from the
> <session-name>/interchange/<session>/audiofiles/ folder.

Do you mean something like:

cd <session>/interchange/<session>/audiofiles
makemulti --caf --24bit B-format-9%a.wav B-format-9%b.wav B-format-9%c.wav B-format-9%d.wav B-format-9%e.wav B-format-9%f.wav B-format-9%g.wav B-format-9%h.wav B-format-9%i.wav B-format-9%j.wav B-format-9%k.wav B-format-9%l.wav B-format-9%m.wav B-format-9%n.wav B-format-9%o.wav B-format-9%p.wav $pathtofinalthedestination/whateveritiscalled.caf


And that's only 16 channels. And crossing my fingers that I didn't
forget some channel, got the order right, there are no other typos,
etc. etc.
That's what I did half a year ago. Today I just use another application
to record Ardour's output, which is somewhat more reliable.

> Hehe, well I'd guess that less than 1% of all productions use more than
> two channels and probably most of that 1% use ac3-jack for 5.1 in a bus.
> ardour is still below version 3.11 and already usable; besides
> next to trickery, you could just implement it.

Looking even at Ardour2's code I'd need some months of study to find
my way into it. And even then you can't be sure that changing X won't
affect Y. It has just become way too complicated.

Apart from that, the moment Ardour drops OSX support I'll donate
1000 Euros. But not before. When I get a version that only does
recording, playback and editing and *nothing more* again I'll
donate 1000 Euros.


Je veux que la mort me trouve plantant mes choux, mais
nonchalant d’elle, et encore plus de mon jardin imparfait.
(Michel de Montaigne)

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