[ardour-users] 48 channels on ardour

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Wed Jul 18 11:03:48 PDT 2007

On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 01:22:49PM -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 08:50:38AM -0700, Kevin Cosgrove wrote:
> > 
> > On 18 July 2007 at 11:45, Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > > 2 HDs would be better, one for recording to, one for playback,
> > > 
> > > How do you arrange for that to happen?
> > 
> > Copy/move the sound files to be played back to a drive other than the 
> > drive where sound files are being recorded.
> I was about to ask "But how does ardour find them?"
> ... but then I remembered:
> Windows -> Options -> Paths/Files -> "session RAID path".

... except that I can't get it to work. In a trivial session with 2
recorded files, I set my "session RAID path" to

So I thought I'd then be able to manually move files between those two
I see that ardour has automagically created session subdirectories on
/tmp now: sound, audiofiles, peaks, and so forth.

I stopped Ardour, moved one of my wav files into /tmp/sounds/,
restarted Ardour, reopened the session and it complains:
ardour: [ERROR]: Filesource: cannot find required file (Audio
1-1.wav): while searching
ardour: [WARNING]: A sound file is missing. It will be replaced by

So it looks like ardour isn't actually searching the session raid path
for sounds?  Is this a bug?

This is with:
Ardour/GTK 2.0.2
   (built using 1810 and GCC version 4.1.2 (Gentoo 4.1.2))

I do share Mark's concern about backups though... easy to forget to
back everything up.


Paul Winkler

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