[Ardour-Users] How to give a sound "presentation"?

Christopher c.boggs at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 16:53:22 PST 2009

Yeah - it was very low budget, I had to work with what I had on hand,
but I appreciate the advice.  Luckily when I was younger and learning
the ropes, I had the chance to learn on nicer equipment :)

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 6:35 PM, Thomas Vecchione <seablaede at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Christopher <c.boggs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I ended up compromising and using Ardour and other various sound
>> programs to build my own custom CD based on my cue list.  I added
>> enough empty space at the beginning and end of each track (cue) to
>> ensure I wouldn't accidentally let it keep going.  All I had to do was
>> hit the pause button, next track, then play when it came time for the
>> cue.  This is the same premise for what I did back in the day, except
>> I wasn't able to burn my own CD's back then..  I had to constantly
>> swap out retail Sound-FX cd's and sort through hundreds of 5 second
>> tracks to find the one I needed... PITA!
> For the record, next time save yourself a LOT of headache if you can't get
> one of the software packages I mentioned before.  At the very least get
> yourselfa  decent CD player with auto-pause functionality.  It will pause at
> the end of the track automatically, and cue up the next track.  This can be
> found on many decent players these days intended for stage use, but not on
> things like walkmans or home stereo CD players.
> Likewise these days it would probably be worth it to look into a flash based
> playback unit if you can instead of CDs.  Should be much more dependable due
> to not being effected by vibrations.  This is the reason why MD stayed
> popular in theater in fact.
> But ideally get yourself a Mac and QLab for the time being, honestly.  It
> makes all the difference in the world.
>         Seablade

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