[ardour-users] Fwd: [LAU] Ardour: fixing errors in a recorded track (was: DAW usability)

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sun Jun 17 10:12:47 PDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-06-17 at 09:30 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On 6/17/07, Jan Depner <eviltwin69 at cableone.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-06-17 at 13:43 +0200, Hein Zelle wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I'm new to this list, so apologies if some of these questions have been
> > > posted recently.  I posted this to the linux-audio-users list, but
> > > figured it would be more topical here.
> > >
> > >
> > > I have some
> > > questions on using ardour, which I've only partially solved after
> > > reading the manual.  I'd like to hear how people tackle this, step by
> > > step, possibly including what to click and how.
> > >
> > >
> > > Problem 1:  I've just recorded a single track. It's mostly OK, but
> > > there's a piece where I goofed up, or the microphone got touched and
> > > crackled, or something similar.
> > >
> >
> >     Punch in/out over the section.
> >
> > Select punch in and punch out (top right of editor window)
> > Place playhead cursor at the punch out location (move cursor and press
> > p)
> > Under the Windows menu select Locations
> > Push the second Set button beside Punch
> > Move the playhead cursor to the punch in point
> > Push the first Set button beside Punch
> > Move the playhead cursor somewhere before the punch in/out section
> > Enable recording (track and master)
> > Press play
> >
> >     Note: I never really figured out how to make multiple punch in/out
> > points.  I'm not sure if you can.  However, I only ever needed one at a
> > time anyway so it wasn't a big problem.  One thing that will throw you
> > is that if you try to redefine the punch in/out points after the first
> > time Ardour will not allow you to set the punch in point after the punch
> > out point or the punch out point before the punch in point.  If you want
> > to place the new punch in/out after the present one you need to set the
> > punch out point first.  If you want to set it before the present one you
> > have to set the punch in point first.
> >
> >
> Has Ardour ever solved the loop-recording/punch in task?
> This is probably the biggest reason a moderately skilled player like
> me really enjoyed recording in Pro Tools. In PT I could setup a
> punch-in range where I wanted to rerecord, basically since my first
> take was junk for a certain number of bars. I could loop PT over a
> longer range both before and after the punch in points so that I could
> get the groove before hand and not cut of my recording at the end. PT
> took care of adding and naming a new audio take for each time I looped
> over the punch-in range and put them in a play list for me to choose
> the one I finally wanted to keep. I might record the same 8 or 16 bars
> 20 times to get things sounding good, trying different ideas, etc.
> After that it was easy to delete the new takes that I wasn't going to
> use and the moderate skilled player ended up with what sounded like
> one coherent take.

    I never thought of looping over it.  It seems like it should work
though (and it sounds like a very good idea).


Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner

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