[ardour-users] Export Question

Maluvia terakuma at imbris.net
Thu Mar 9 08:52:34 PST 2006

On 3/9/06 at 11:43 AM Paul Davis wrote:

>i think you are confused about the role of a bus versus the direct outs
>of each track. its a common confusion. most ardour sessions get a master
>bus by default, and all tracks get their outputs wired to the master
>bus. the master bus in turn tends to be connected to the physical JACK
>ports corresponding to your standard stereo speakers. if you export by
>connecting just the master bus outputs to the L & R of the export file,
>you get the exact same data in the file as would have been delivered to
>the audio interface. if you start messing around with connecting
>individual tracks, then you need to have a very solid grasp of what
>you're trying to accomplish.

We have been automatically removing the master bus from all ardour sessions
and just connecting the track outs to the hdsp playback channels.
(We only tried out the bus while trying to troubleshoot the clipping

>> The audio quality of the exported file is a separate issue - probably
>> nothing to be done about that.
>yeah, you'll need to store that on at least a 15K RPM firewire drive
>with hypomagnetic platters and preferably a gyroscopically stabilized
>axle if you want the quality to improve.

Please forgive my "Golden Ears" Paul - it's how I know Ardour is the best
multitrack recording software in the land. :D

- Maluvia

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