[ardour-users] 'master' template...

Harold Aling h.aling at home.nl
Tue May 15 01:53:37 PDT 2007

Paul Davis wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 14:03 +0200, Harold Aling wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I'm an Ardour newbie and was wandering if Ardour has the capabilities
>> to use a session/snapshot a sort of master template for all
>> snapshots/'instances' to be able to change things globally...
>> I'd very much like a system where I can set default tracks, busses and
>> routing on one 'instance' and all other 'instances' follow that
>> layout. This would be very handy if you are recording more than one
>> song and don't want to do that in one large 'instance' or separate
>> sessions.
>> For example:
>> I have created a template for the recording of 10 songs. I record
>> those songs and later in the process I decide to route the guitars to
>> different inputs on my analogue mixer. I now have to open each song
>> and change the routing. It would be very cool if I can set such things
>> globally across snapshots/'instances' of the same session.
>> Is this possible in Ardour? Or am I asking a stupid question?
> totally not possible, sorry. feel free to file it as a feature request.
> operations that cross XML (session state) file boundaries are almost
> non-existent in Ardour at this time. the only exception is that session
> cleanup will scan every snapshot in the session folder to make sure we
> don't inadvertently remove a file that is used in a different snapshot.
OK, I've been thinking about this for some time now. The way I proposed 
it is probable too much a 'hassle' to create...

But how about supporting multiple timelines per session? This way all 
current functionality will be exactly the same, except for having an 
extra tab on the right side, which contains all extra timelines. 
Copy/move between timelines can by done with the default copy/paste 

Please comment on this idea, and I will create the appropriate feature 


> --p

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