[Ardour-Users] Freeze a track?

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Thu Jan 1 15:09:22 PST 2009

I should do more thinking before writing...

On Thursday 01 January 2009 23:56:21 Arnold Krille wrote:
> On Thursday 01 January 2009 21:52:22 Sampo Savolainen wrote:
> > As a general comment, not directed directly at the post I'm answering:
> > I agree: "who reads manuals?" is in the middle of the whole question.
> > That's why it is handy and "easy" to keep the processing "perfect". This
> > way users don't come screaming to us when the post-fader distortion
> > effect doesn't work as expected when unfreezing as the user has used the
> > track fader. They do come screaming about not being able to move the
> > damn thing! :)

Hmm, "Freeze Track" can also be interpreted as "I am currently happy with the 
state of the whole track including volume and pan, freeze it"...

> > I sort of like the idea about only freezing pre-fader effects, [...]

> I just realize that post-fader freeze poses another problem: How do you
> "freeze" sends that send a signal from before a modifying effect? (Applies
> to pre-fader sends too...

Actually the only sane way to freeze is to freeze after the last effect before 
the first signal-split. Or at every effect->signal split junction, but that 
creates one file and thus one disk-stream per signal split. Which might add so 
much disk load that its contrary to the whole "less cpu-load by freezing"-

Hope that makes sense, back to the movie and then Morpheus calls.

Have a good night/day everyone,

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