[ardour-users] A few questions

Carl Hetherington lists at carlh.net
Thu Mar 1 09:16:06 PST 2007

On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Paul Davis wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 13:56 +0000, Carl Hetherington wrote:
>> On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Thorsten Wilms wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 01:00:42PM +0000, Carl Hetherington wrote:
>>>> 1.  Can I have groups of regions, so that e.g. cutting one of the regions
>>>> in the groups applies the same cut to the other regions in the group?  Are
>>>> these called "edit groups"?  How do I set one up?
>>> Just select several tracks via shift-clicking and then cut.
>> Yes, I see how I can do that.  But can I avoid having to select several
>> tracks/regions each time if I know I'm always going to edit them as a
>> group?  I'm thinking of multiple mic recordings of a single source, for
>> example.
> switch to the "edit groups" panel of the RHS notebook. add a new edit
> group. activate it. then to go to each track, click the (g)roup button,
> select the new group.
> after this, all region + range selections in one track will propagate
> across the edit group, using the notion of "region equivalency". this
> basically means that all regions that are at the same position, same
> start offset in the underlying audio file and same size will be
> considered "the same".

Aha.  Right.  Not quite what I was expecting, but that's great.  In fact I 
think its better than the cubase edit groups approach because I can set 
multiple mic tracks to be in the same edit group and then record stuff and 
they'll all edit together.  Fantastic!

>>>> 2.  I notice that, perfectly logically, one can't insert (for example) a
>>>> stereo plugin into a mono track.  I expect there's a planned neat solution
>>>> to this "limitation"; any clues as to what it is?  Is there any way I can
>>>> insert the plugin anyway and get ardour to just use one of its channels?
>>> Insert a mono to stereo plugin. afterwards connect only one output of the
>>> track.
>> Aha! Thanks.  Perhaps there could be an option for this to be done for
>> you...
> its a post-2.0 feature.


> Carl, we'd love to see you on IRC someday. Thanks a lot for the patches
> you've submitted via Mantis. Its always great to see another developer
> who apparently "just gets" our codebase.

No problems.  Thanks for accepting them so quickly!

I'm sometimes on IRC as carl, sure I'll catch up with you all some time!



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