[Ardour-Users] Hm...

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Aug 30 09:00:48 PDT 2010

Ah crap, i hate it when gmail does this to my drafts .... this was
sent incomplete. Let me resend the bits that were wrong:

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:03 AM, David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:

>>    Warning: this file has a different sampling frequency to the
>>    Ardour project frequency.  Should I
>>    [ ] Ignore the file sampling frequency, importing it at different
>>        speed/pitch
>>    [ ] Resample the file to project sampling frequency
>>    [ ] Get the project frequency again after you restart jackd
>>    [ ] Change the ardour project frequency to the file sampling
>>        frequency anyway

There are two ways of bring an existing file into Ardour. One involves
copying the file into the session folder, which will resample it to
the session SR and write the file(s) in the current native session
format. We tend to call this "importing". The other is to simply
reference the file wherever it currently lives, and we tend to call
this "Embedding".  If the SR of the file doesn't match, you would see
a dialog that says:

  "This audiofile's sample rate doesn't match the session sample rate.
[ Cancel ] [ Embed it anyway ]"

If you DnD a file, Ardour will "embed'. If you use the import dialog,
then by default it will copy the file and thus resample it. If you
were to disable this, and the SR didn't match, you'd see the dialog
mentioned above. In either case, the preview pane of the import dialog
would highlight the SR in red to alert you to the mismatch.

There's no session-wide resampling because of quality issues and the
fact that it usually results from someone not understanding what they
are doing, which then typically results in bigger problems down the

>> That's great to hear.  It would be even better to see it.
> http://ardour.org/support ->
>          http://ardour.org/files/ardour-2.8.3-bindings-x.pdf
>          http://ardour.org/files/ardour-2.8.3-bindings-osx.pdf

in Ardour3 (unreleased) the shortcuts are on the tooltips of the
relevant mouse mode buttons. the GUI toolkit doesn't support this by
itself, so it took a while to figure out how to do this (which is made
more complicated by the fact that Ardour allows keybindings to be
changed dynamically while the program is running).


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