[ardour-users] Disabling auto-connection of in/out

John Rigg au at sound-man.co.uk
Tue Mar 20 14:35:38 PDT 2007

On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 04:58:28PM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 20:22 +0000, John Rigg wrote:
> > This might be a stupid question, but how do I _totally_ disable
> > the automatic input and output connections that occur when
> > creating a new track or bus? This has bitten me a few times,
> > but I just got an angry phone call from a client for whom I
> > set up a 0.99.3 installation, after he created a new track
> > and the resulting feedback through Ardour nearly blew his
> > monitor speakers.
> > 
> > For pro and semi-pro users this is _very_ bad default behaviour!
> > There must be some global option in a config file that allows
> > the user to specify that nothing ever connects until told to
> > (and sticks to this behaviour every time Ardour is started)
> > but I haven't been able to find it.
> its part of the new session dialog, presented when you create a new
> session. 

OK, thanks.

> there's no way to make "no connections" be the default without
> hacking - for the majority of users, i still believe its the right
> "default".

Yes you're probably right. I still think of a hardware mixing console
(with routing buttons that need to be pressed before anything happens)
when I see the mixer screen, but then I'm a Luddite ;-)


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