[Ardour-Users] Freeze a track?

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Thu Jan 1 10:57:41 PST 2009

Axel Müller wrote:
> Happy new year. :)
> Am Thu, 01 Jan 2009 13:28:11 +0200 schrieb Sampo Savolainen:
>> The why:
>> Imagine a track with post fader plugins. Those plugins might be linear
>> (reverbs, delays) but they could also be non-linear like distortion or
>> compression. These effects are gain sensitive. As the main fader acts as
>> a input gain for the post fader redirects, also the fader needs to be
>> "frozen".
> Usually the fader is intended to adjust the volume of a track in the mix, 
> so IMHO putting gain sensitive plugins post fader should be avoided if 
> possible. One exeption might be a peak limiter in some cases (there might 
> be others). If an additional input gain stage is needed, there are 
> plugins for that purpose.

axel makes a very good point imho. it's very rare to use non-linear
plugins post-fader. (common case is reverb). maybe ardour should leave
the fader "unfrozen" by default and make the current behaviour a config



Jörn Nettingsmeier

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