[Ardour-Users] opening 3 channel file on a 4 channel track
wizardofgosz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 20:10:03 PDT 2009
On Sat, 2009-10-10 at 11:02 +1100, e deleflie wrote:
Steven, 16 tracks is better.
> thanks Jörn,
> > i think you can't turn this off too easily. it happens automatically.
> > the reasoning seems to be that if you dump a mono file into a stereo
> > track, it does the logical thing and sounds like a signal in the middle.n.
> ah ... darn. So Ardour isn't totally liberated from stereo thinking...
> (still much better than other DAWs I guess).
> I think my preferred solution is to have 4 tracks where the fourth one
> is an empty one. (i.e. I'll just add an empty track to all my 3
> channel ones).
> I'm just testing before moving onto mixing 3rd order periphonic with
> 3rd order horizontal (9 empty channels out of 16).. so there's going
> to be lots of empty channels (I'd rather not re-route).
> > however, i'd also prefer if ardour set it to silence rather than
> > duplicating the preceding channel. (btw, the same happens when a plugin
> > produces less outputs than there are channel outs, and i'd also prefer
> > silence in that case).
> > maybe someone in the know can explain the rationale of this behaviour?
> > the cleanest solution would be to have 3 and 4ch tracks separate. you
> > can then route them onto a 4ch bus and apply all common effects etc. in
> > that bus. if you route a 3ch track into a 4ch bus, you have full control
> > about which channel goes where, via the output edit dialog.
> > hth,
> > jörn
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