[ardour-users] Re: Re: can you export tracks while recording?

andy news4 at earthsong.free-online.co.uk
Sat Sep 4 17:16:53 PDT 2004

On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 06:41:00 +0000, philicorda wrote:

> Eric Dantan Rzewnicki wrote:
>> andy wrote:
>>> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 19:52:58 +0100, andy wrote:
>>>> I'm looking for a way to export recorded tracks without stopping the
>>>> recording. The idea is to have two record tracks which can be punched in
>>>> and out to record segments of a continuous live stream. I.e. between
>>>> programmes, you start recording track1 and stop track2, or vice versa.
>>>> Then I want to be able to export the recorded chunk of track1 to another
>>>> machine for editing while the next bit is still recording in ardour.
>>>> I can't see any way to do this within ardour. I thought of just pulling
>>>> the recorded track files out of ardour-project/sounds/track1-n.wav, but
>>>> ardour is putting several chunks inside one wav file, and I don't 
>>>> know how
>>>> to find the boundaries.
> Hi. I think there may be an easier way...
> Run two copies of ardour at once!
> Then you can edit, top and tail and export at 16/44.1k from one while 
> the other is recording.
> To do this, you must start the second Adour with a different name...
> ardour -c newdour
> I just tried it and it seems to work fine, even on a humble p2 400. 
> Thanks to the magic of Jack, they don't fight over who gets to use the 
> soundcard.

It doesn't work quite as simply as that - ardour doesn't seem to like
having two sessions open on the same project. (Or not while one is
recording anyhow). But I can probably make a script that would pull out
the relevant wav files, parse the config file, and then generate a new one
for just the chunks I want, and then open it in a new ardour session.
So thanks for the info - I didn't know you could have 2 ardour sessions
open at once.


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