[ardour-users] importing & automation, digital mixer
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.
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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