[ardour-users] Ardour was not fast enough

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 13:07:04 PDT 2005

Does it happen if you slow down Jack itself? I'm seeing this with a
number of Jack apps lately. It seems curiously more sensitive of late.


On 7/17/05, Devin Venable <dvenable at valornet.com> wrote:
> I've had an amazing first time experience with Ardour.  I was able to
> record 16 glorious tracks of audio, use DSP effects liberally, and
> export to wav.
> But something has gone amiss.  Now I can't seem to make it through a
> playback without encountering "Jack has either been shutdown or it
> disconnected Ardour because Ardour was not fast enough.  You can save
> the session and/or try to reconnect to JACK."  Often I can't reconnect
> without killing and starting Ardour first.
> So I suppose I'm at or near my hardware limit.  I really don't want to
> abandon the work I've done so far on this track.  Can anyone suggest
> strategies for improving my performance, at least temporarily, until I'm
> done with this song and/or can upgrade hardware?
> Thus far I've tried tuning the hard drives, but that didn't buy me much.
> Right now my audio files reside on the same, single hard drive that
> houses my OS.  Do you think I would see significant gains if I were to
> add another hard drive, and copied my ardour files there?  Enough to
> compensate for the problem I have now?
> Devin
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