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

Brett Clark Brett at ciscoinc.com
Thu Oct 25 08:47:57 PDT 2007

One possibility that is "less than optimal" is to get a certain number of 
tracks ready (say 10 for instance), then bounce them to a new track. 
When its bounced then you can deactivate the source 10 tracks.  In the end
you would have 7 tracks active and the original 64 deactivated.  Not a
pretty solution, but it could avoid having to purchase additional drives
and SATA controllers to get RAID.


From: ardour-users-bounces at lists.ardour.org on behalf of Wolfgang Woehl
Sent: Thu 10/25/2007 10:29 AM
To: ardour-users at lists.ardour.org
Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] disk not able to keep up with ardour...

John asked and Sara said:

> >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
> >possible.
> I forgot to mention that.  The sample rate is 96kHz

So the problem is seek times because the 23 MB/sec of a 96 khz/64 mono track
session don't live linearly on the disk but rather as a sequence of complete

I wonder how Sara's (existing) session could be made to work (with other means
than raid), given that at some point all 64 tracks are supposed to play ok.
Would it be possible to interleave 64 soundfiles on the disk in order to
linearize disk access?

SuperSampo, go low-level one more time and save another session!
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