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

Wolfgang Woehl tito at rumford.de
Tue Jan 17 01:25:49 PST 2006

Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>:

> 70 tracks is definitely close to or over the limit for most generic
> modern h/w with ardour's current 32 bit float format files.

75 contiguous mono tracks on a machine that much resembles Kevin's 
(athlon xp 2600+, 1gb ram, cheap ide drives, jack-0.100.6 with -p 64 
for the sake of it and <duck> patched kernel 2.4.26). No stumbles on 
seeking back and forth, varispeed up to 4.0. It's not a session you hit 
play and pray, it "feels" very usable:

Why would Ardour's current 32bit float format files limit track count?


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