[ardour-users] 48 channels on ardour

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 09:43:16 PDT 2007

Forwarding as I accidentally didn't do a reply to all....


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From: Thomas Vecchione <seablaede at gmail.com>
Date: Jul 17, 2007 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [ardour-users] 48 channels on ardour
To: Steven Chamberlain <steven at pyro.eu.org>

I wouldn't do 48 tracks at 24/96.  I have a disk dedicated to playback for a
session I am working on, and 24-26 at 24/96 is pushing it, and I would
consider it to unreliable for recording that large a track count.  For 48
tracks, I would say go with a RAID array.


On 7/17/07, Steven Chamberlain <steven at pyro.eu.org> wrote:
> cristiano scabello wrote:
> > the system works well with more than one soundcard (like five m-audio
> > delta1010 in one machine?) does it make any sense?
> I suffer from frequent xruns when trying to use two Delta 1010s at the
> same time.  I believe this is related to the ALSA pcm_multi plugin.
> This page (site currently down) is tracking this issue:
>   http://trac.64studio.com/64studio/ticket/266
> This page also mentions the same issue, as well as other problems
> related to multiple Delta 1010s in some detail:
>   http://www.sound-man.co.uk/linuxaudio/ice1712multi.html
> Also, whichever sound cads you use, if you record 48 tracks in ardour as
> 32-bit WAVE files at 96000Hz, I believe this would require writing to
> the disks at almost 18MB/sec.  You would need to make sure your disk
> system is capable of writing at a *continuous* 18MB/sec, which is
> probably quite demanding?
> I have not used SATA drives before; can anyone tell me what rate they
> can be written to continuously?
> With the right hardware, I'm sure ardour would make a very nice 48-track
> recording system.  Good luck!
> Regards,
> --
> Steven Chamberlain
> steven at pyro.eu.org
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