[ardour-users] auditioning groups of tracks at once & disk too slow

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 07:40:20 PST 2006

On 1/14/06, Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at doink.com> wrote:
> On 14 January 2006 at 9:11, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I've been doing just fine up until now with 10-20 tracks.  Is ardour
> > > reading all of my tracks, even though most of them are muted?
> >
> > Mute all tracks and check for disk activity. That would tell you the
> > correct answer.
> I'm not sure how to check for disk activity.  Normally I'd see a
> disk light on, but it's not now.  If the disk were louder, then
> I could hear it chatter, but I can't.  I explored some system
> monitor programs, but none that I found had anything disk related
> other than swapping.  Any ideas?   I'll also look at the [in]active
> disk activity, once I know where/how to look.
> Thanks....
> --
> Kevin

If you unmute the tracks and see a disk light, and then mute the
tracks and do not see a disk light, then I'd say it's pretty
conclusive that the tracks are not being read when muted.

Paul's comment about deactivating the track are probably the best idea
though. Muting a track will still allow automation on the track to be
run which uses up some CPU power when things are changing.


- Mark

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