[Ardour-Users] disk not able to keep up with ardour...

John Rigg au at sound-man.co.uk
Wed Oct 24 12:48:38 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 01:37:06PM -0400, sara lidgey wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm working a a fairly large multitrack production in Ardour and its gotten to the point where I am getting the "The disk on your computer was not able to keep up with Ardour..." message about every 30 seconds while playing back and while recording. 
> I'm going to post as much detail as possible below and I would appreciate any advice on solving this problem.  Thanks!
> ARDOUR SESSION---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Session length: 3 minutes
> Number of tracks: 64 
> NOTE: the problem gets worse as I add more tracks, only 10 tracks are ever being played at once
> Plugins: none

What's the sample rate? If it's 92kHz there's no chance of a single
disk keeping up with 64 tracks. At 48kHz it should be just about


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