[ardour-users] Ardour was not fast enough

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Sun Jul 17 19:39:00 PDT 2005

Devin Venable wrote:

> I spoke too soon. I got another error during my third playback since
> changing jackd parameters, and after
> adding the gverb plugin to four of the vocal tracks.  This one
> reads "The disk system on your computer was not able to keep up with 
> Ardour.  Specifically, it failed to read data from disk quickly enough
> to keep up with playback."  I've been alternating between this error
> and "Jack has ... shutdown ... because Ardour was not fast enough."
> Seems reasonable enough, except that for the first few days of working 
> with this session, I didn't encounter it. 

You may need to do some hard drive tuning with hdparm.  How much RAM 
does the machine have, BTW, and what is the audio interface (in terms of 
hardware and software) you are using?

-- Brett
Programmer by Day, Guitarist by Night

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