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

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Tue Jan 17 08:01:04 PST 2006

On 1/17/06, Wolfgang Woehl <tito at rumford.de> wrote:
> 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.

One guru tip to make working with large sessions "safer" is to
increase the track-buffer-seconds configuration parameter (found in
your ~/.ardour/ardour.rc in the <Config  ... /> tag).  This will make
ardour allocate more pre-buffering space for each track.
Be sure to edit the ardour.rc when ardour is *not* running.

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

Just more data to read from disk vs a 24bit packed integer format, for example.


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