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

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at doink.com
Tue Jan 31 10:50:29 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.

I don't know anything about how ardour interacts with the sound 
files.  But, I can't help but wonder if Audacity's file chunking 
method could help speed up ardour's interaction too.  Months ago
I read a technical write-up on this, but all I can find right now
is this:


I have no idea whether this would help or hurt, and ardour's not
in any way broken.  But, I thought I'd mention this on the off
chance that it's been considered.  Certainly making ardour cruise
through sound files quickly has been considered, or I wouldn't
have been able to play my ~70 track session, which I still do
at times.  So cool....


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