[ardour-users] Export/import 32bit stereo broken?

Zachris Trolin zach-tro at dsv.su.se
Wed Feb 9 09:20:41 PST 2005

I redid a broken export now using session/export region. In the session
settings i choose stereo and 32bit, wav, which creates one file that is
broken - it's easy to verify just how messed up the file is using either
ardour/import or looking at the waveform in rezound. 

ons 2005-02-09 klockan 10:27 -0500 skrev Jesse Chappell:
> Zachris Trolin wrote on Wed, 09-Feb-2005:
>  > I tried to export a 32bit *stereo* soundfile from one project and
>  > thought I could import it in another(to master it in high quality). But
>  > the audio is horribly messed up, the waveform looks like both channels
>  > are cut in half. 
> You will want to use 32bit floating point as the export format,
> as that is the ardour's native format, and no conversion will
> be needed guaranteeing the highest audio quality.  How are you
> exporting?  From the Session->Export menu?  Or are you trying
> to save a specific region?  Each channel in a recorded stereo region in
> ardour is actually a separate mono file on disk, so whatever operation
> you are using appears to have a bug.  Can you describe *exactly*
> the operations you used at every step?
>  > Is this known, does anyone know how to work-around it? 
>  > 
>  > 16bit files work perfect, and mono 32bit also worked for me(import from
>  > <session>/sounds dir). The only thing I missed there was some way to
>  > explicitly convert two equal length monofiles/regions into one stereo
>  > region.
>  > 
>  > Does anyone know if that is that possible?
> Joining two mono regions into a stereo region is not currently
> possible in ardour.
> jlc

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