[ardour-users] Re: Soundfile Library - what's reasonable?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 15:20:40 PDT 2005

So to follow on with this, after importing two Drums on Demand CDs,
which account for something on the order of 2000 stereo samples, I
then attempted to import the whole Acid Pro Loop library that I used
to use under Windows. It was moving along slowly so I went to lunch at
1PM, had a few beers and a nice visit with old an old friend and then
came back to see how it went.

Answer....not very well, apparently. The Soundfile Library window shows

DoD 1
DoD 2
Acid Loops with a '-' sign, showing that the item is expanded. I
couldn't close it.

I saved it, closed the session and restarted Ardour. The results were the same.

SFDB is corrupted?

There appear to be about 2800 wave files in my Acid Pro directories
and 200 wave files in the DoD area so this approaches 5K files.

Should it fail?

- Mark

On 10/3/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>    Is anyone making use of the Soundfile Library in Ardour? How is the
> database performance for you?
>    I have a couple of CDs from the Drums on Demand guys. I notices as
> I loaded these in the the ability to load got slower and slower as it
> went along. By the time the second CD was near the end it was slow
> enough that I wondered if it would take a third CD. I have maybe 4-5
> CDs like this, and another 15 or so Acid Pro type loop CDs that would
> be cool to add if Ardour isn't going to choke on 5000 or so files.
>    Just curious what others are seeing.
>    I will say that I was quite happy with the audition feature as well
> as the fact that Ardour didn't automatically copy but linked the audio
> when I dropped a few samples into a project. Very nice. My project is
> smaller this way. I still have to check what happens when the disk
> isn't online though.
>    I wondered about the language about 'External' Regions list. Why
> the word 'External'? I found that a bit concerning. That said, it
> worked great so far.
> Cheers,
> Mark

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