[Ardour-Users] Freeze a track?

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Thu Jan 1 19:22:00 PST 2009

On 2 January 2009 at 12:05, Geoff Beasley <geoff at laughingboyrecords.com> wrote:

> I would strongly recommend that "freeze" be for regions ONLY. I
> have never in all my born days "accidently" moved a fader or
> pan

I have.  That "capability" comes about when using a control
surface with multiple scenes and forgetting which scene is
active.  I've also accidentally had automation in the wrong mode,
e.g. not in playback mode.  Both have messed me up before, not
that I'd want to give up those features.

> but I sure as hell have nudged a region or two in my time;

I have too.  Undo seems to take care of those cases for me.

> and in tracks with literally hundreds of edits that's a real
> problem. And in any case, simply move the bloody thing (fader)
> back to where you want it! There is no such thing as a track
> that fits so perfectly during an edit phase that it's balance
> mix settings must NEVER change ;)

For me that depends on how much the change is and how long it is
until I discover it.

> This proposition is way over complicating the freeze feature.

Sort of why I suggested "lock".

> Simply fix the bugs and leave it be.

That'd be a nice start.

> Perhaps the lock feature would be the one to modify for this
> kind of outcome. It's a more appropriate descriptive for me
> anyway; " to lock all regions and audio pathways"

I'd still go for lock too.

> best to all and may 2009 bring us peace and prosperity.

Great wish!  Same at ya....


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