[ardour-users] Ardour was not fast enough

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Sun Jul 17 13:42:03 PDT 2005

Devin Venable 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?

How do you have jack configured?

-- Brett
Programmer by Day, Guitarist by Night

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