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

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Sun Jan 15 08:50:13 PST 2006

On 1/14/06, Paul Symons <ardour at iove.org> wrote:
> I may be quite wrong on this, but i had a feeling that ardour would still read
> all the disk streams unless tracks were de-activated, i.e. right-click on the
> channel strip's name in the mixer window, and un-check the "Active" option.
> I'm keen to actually know for certain either way of what the behaviour really
> is myself.

You are correct, muting a track does not change the disk access, nor
does it affect CPU usage.  Deactivating the track will stop both disk
and CPU activity involved with the track.


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