[Ardour-Users] using ardour for live recording

Carlos Sanchiavedraz csanchezgs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 07:46:32 PDT 2010

An amazing success case to tell. Congratulations for such a great job,
including that splitter-backup thing.

I would love to be in such an interesting situation. Well, with a
little more experience... so much to learn, always ;).

Thanks for sharing.

2010/6/16, Jörn Nettingsmeier <nettings at stackingdwarves.net>:
> On 06/16/2010 07:10 AM, Jason Jones wrote:
>> 44 tracks!?!?  Holy cow...  Would you mind sharing what interface you use?
> an rme hdspm pci-e madi card. or actually two - i did the job with
> faberman, who threw in a madi splitter for a fully redundant setup: my
> machine running ardour, which i used to set edit marks in realtime and
> take notes while wading through the score, and faberman's shuttle
> running jack_capture, which was just dumping the entire 64 madi channels
> to disk in case something happened to the primary machine. luckily, it
> was not needed. but that's the nature of backup - when you have it, you
> don't need it :)
>> Are you on Linux or Mac?  Wow... 44 Tracks...  That's the most
>> simultaneous
>> tracks I've heard of being recorded by ardour (in my little bubble
>> world..)
> both machines were linux boxen. the session was quite insane - my
> original plan was for 24 tracks, but the composer got so inspired by the
> venue that she used almost twice as many positions as we had thought,
> and constantly changed stuff. we were chasing the double basses all over
> the place, i think we moved the mikes at least 4 times :)
> we ended up taping microphones to trees and video tripods because we had
> run out of hardware, and the last few microphones were hooked up with
> several five-metre cables in series... :-o
> with the increased buffer size and good disks, i'm pretty confident
> ardour could do a lot more. i ran some tests with 64 tracks for about 30
> minutes, no problems.
> actually, we did record another 32 channels of eigenmike, but due to its
> closed-source-ish nature, it runs exclusively on a macbook with windows
> xp (!), and you only get at the data via firewire, so we had to have two
> machines running in sync. would have been fun to try 76 tracks in ardour
> ;) some other day.
> regards,
> jörn
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Carlos "sanchiavedraz" Sánchez Gª-S.
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