[Ardour-Users] Pre-roll

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Wed Feb 18 21:01:06 PST 2009

On 18 February 2009 at 19:20, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:

> In my spare time, I've been trying to convert a friend from
> a ProTools user to Ardour. He runs a pro studio and has been
> balking at the price and inconvenience of ProTools upgrades.
> I engineered a session with him today, and he kept asking me
> about "pre-roll", i.e. where's the pre-roll feature? I guess
> ProTools has some very fast, efficient way to do punch-ins,
> by pre-rolling the transport a few beats or bars before the
> punch-in point. He was getting kind of impatient with me since
> I didn't know how to do that in Ardour (I'm not a professional
> engineer, he is) and it was taking more time than it should
> have.
> Anyway, is there some similar feature in Ardour? If not, is
> there an easy way to workaround and do what this feature does?

I set a generic marker where pre-roll would start, or I set the
loop markers outside the punch in/out markers.  Both work nicely.
I'm not sure how effective this workflow is compared to PT, but
it's not at all bad for me.


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