[Ardour-Users] another "bounce" question

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Tue Sep 1 08:14:23 PDT 2009

sh0099 wrote:
> Jörn Nettingsmeier schrieb:
>> in the ardour manual, i find this snippet under "bounce":
>> "
>> Re-records this region (with any plugins/inserts applied) to a new audio
>> file, and replaces the region with one referring to the new file.
>> "
>> this sounds a little garbled. what i think happens is: when you bounce a
>>  region in a track, the track's playlist is updated to include the newly
>> created bounced region instead of the original one. correct?
> i dont know if i misunderstand you but i think the documentation is wrong.
> in the session file you can see that a bounce results only in a new
> region in the regionlist and not in any playlist.

yeah, i think i was mixing up regions and ranges here....

1. you can /bounce/ *regions*. when you do that, a new region comes up
in the region list. the playlist of the current track is not changed.
there is no option to select processing or not. what exactly happens here?
(suggestion: the context menu entry should say "bounce to region list"
to make it consistent with the range entry described below.)

2. you can /consolidate/ *ranges* , and you can also /bounce them to the
region list/ them, both with and without processing.
consolidating means that everything in the range will become a new
region that is automatically inserted into the current playlist. you can
consolidate regions in multiple tracks at once.
bouncing a range will just add a new range it to the region list,
without affecting the playlist.

am i getting this right?

for some extra confusion, ranges also offer the option "convert to
region [in place|to region list]". now what does this do? and is it
really orthogonal enough to bouncing and consolidating to warrant an
extra menu item?

Jörn Nettingsmeier

Meister für Veranstaltungstechnik

Audio and event engineer
Ambisonic surround recordings

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