[Ardour-Users] Range markers and Loop markers

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri May 15 04:46:49 PDT 2009

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 8:29 AM, John Emmas <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> I seem to be having trouble understanding Range markers and Loop markers and
> I wondered if anyone could help?
> Loop Markers:
> 1)  I can set a loop range by left-clicking on the Loop/Punch ruler and
> dragging my mouse.  This creates a range having a start mark and end mark.
> If I right-click on either of those marks I get the option to play the
> designated range - but there's no option to loop over the designated range.
> Am I missing something?

The Loop button on the transport controls or the "l" shortcut.

> 2)  If I left-click my mouse on the Loop/Punch ruler, either to the left of
> the loop start mark or the right of the loop end mark, this selects every
> clip on my timeline canvas.  What purpose does this serve?  i.e. why would
> I want to select everything by clicking there?

You must be using an old version of Ardour. This behaviour no longer exists.

> Range Markers:
> 1)  Range markers work broadly the same as above except that they offer the
> option to loop over a designated range, which is very useful.

It exists because the "loop" button/shortcut always uses the loop range.

  If I click
> the range marker ruler as in (2) above, I get the same problems - but
> there's also a third problem....  if I click in between the range start and
> range end, a big green block appears on my timeline canvas.  Once that block
> appears I cannot select any clip within its boundaries (unless it happens to
> start or end outside the boundaries).  Also, if the Play cursor happens to
> be underneath the green block, I can't select that either.  Is this expected
> behaviour?

In testing this here,   all I can say is the same: you seem to be
using an older version of Ardour, and this behaviour is no longer
present as best I can tell.

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