[ardour-users] peak identifier

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 08:12:04 PDT 2005

Please don't limit this to peaks within a track. What's probably much
more bothersome to me is peaks on a submix bus. I can't see much about
them and I know nothing about how much overhead Ardour has. If a track
comes out at 0db and I sum 5 of them does Ardour have enough headroom
to allow that, etc.?

- Mark

On 10/4/05, Wolfgang Woehl <tito at rumford.de> wrote:
> Peter Lutek <plutek at infinity.net>:
> > is there any way to get an answer to these questions: at what time in
> > my session does the maximum peak occur, and what is it's value? (with
> > the optional refinement of designating which track or bus to examine)
> Yes, there is a way, but you know it already: Going through the mix "by
> hand" again and again. Very educational, very painful at times. I'm
> eager to hear how professionals like Ron keep their mixes within the
> dynamic range. Readjusting levels all the time? As a last step?
> One idea is to have a simple jack client (to be written) where you could
> plug in Ardour routes (Master bus in most cases, but not limited to it)
> and where you could specify thresholds and peak alarms. The thing would
> *transport-control* Ardour and just stop at peaks. Unset "Auto return"
> and the playhead would be at where you need to fix things.
> Or have Ardour freewheel through the session (like on exports) and make
> it locate afterwards (= one peak at a time) or have it pop up a window
> with peak locations and "Go to" buttons. The latter implies having a way
> to specify thresholds and peak alarms too.
> There is no way to know peaks without transporting through the mix with
> it's redirects/busses/gain stages etc. I guess
> Wolfgang
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