[ardour-users] Ardour errors during mixing

Dragan Noveski perodog at gmx.net
Fri May 4 02:01:33 PDT 2007

sara lidgey wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been using Ardour with Fedora Core Linux now for a couple years 
> without too many problems. I recently upgraded my machine (Intel Duo 
> processor, 2 gigs of ram..., SATA drive) and I'm running Fedora Core 5 
> with the CCRMA kernel 2.6.16-1.2080.16.rrt.rhfc5.ccrmasmp
> I use an M-Audio Delta-66 audio interface.
> I've recorded a musical composition with between 20 and 30 tracks at 
> 96khz sample rate. The recording went fine but now as I am mixing and 
> adding the LADSPA plugin TAP Equalizer to many tracks, I am running 
> into problems with either Ardour saying that “...Jack may have 
> disconnected because Ardour was not fast enough” (most frequent error) 
> or an error about Ardour not being able to read the disk fast enough 
> to keep up with playback. I've noticed many xrun lines in the Jack 
> messages window.
> Any advice about I go about solving this issue? Its getting to the 
> point where I can't play back the mix for more that 20 seconds without 
> an error. Are there any adjustments I can make to improve performance?
> Thanks a lot,
> S
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i have experience (perhaps) similar issues as some session got bigger 
and bigger.
was thinking that it comes because of some ladspa(tap) stuff, but than i 
found out that increasing buffer/frames values in qjackctl helped out.
perhaps worth trying?!


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