[ardour-users] Ardour errors during mixing

John Rigg au at sound-man.co.uk
Fri May 4 03:20:49 PDT 2007

On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 10:57:25PM -0400, 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.

30 tracks at 96kHz is quite a lot. If you have multiple takes on any of
those tracks, Ardour will be reading those as well as the takes you are
actually using.

If that's the case you might need to remove any unused takes to cut down
the data rate to something your disk can handle.


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