[ardour-users] importing & automation, digital mixer

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 08:29:00 PST 2005

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 11:12:29 -0500, Jesse Chappell <jesse at essej.net> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote on Mon, 21-Mar-2005:
>  >    I haven't had any major problems importing track audio from Pro
>  > Tools. It's all wave based and comes over pretty easily. The biggest
>  > issue has been that a stereo Pro Tools track is actually two mono wave
>  > files. I've requested that Ardour support multi-mono import in the
>  > past but frankly havent followed whether it does or doesn't today. It
>  > probably isn't a big deal to use some command line program to to
>  > combine these two files into stereo to get them into Ardour properly.
> The silly thing is that ardour also uses separate mono wav files
> for channels in a stereo region!  Really it is just a matter of
> dealing with the UI to allow you to specify the pair of files
> to import as a stereo region, or alternatively implementing a
> join function to do it post-import.  We can probably use the filename
> conventions as a heuristic as well, to simplify the UI for it.
> jlc
There was at least some work done to file naming to make this easier
for you guys when you get around to it, right? It was the
name.L.wav/name.R.wav stuff. It really just came down to having some
way, really any way, to tell Ardour to recombine those two files into
a single file. (I think!)

There was some issue that popped up with the use of special characters
in the way Ardour was doing this ($ character IIRC) and the fact
(well, maybe not a fact...) that it didn't work on FAT32 volumes. I
think that for Josh and I accepting data on FAT32 is pretty much a
requirement since our PTLE sessions will almost certainly reside on
one if it came from a PC-based PT machine.

Anyway, I don't think this will be the most difficult thing you guys
have accomplished when you do get around to it.


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