[Ardour-Users] using ardour for live recording

Jason Jones poeticintensity at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 22:10:30 PDT 2010

44 tracks!?!?  Holy cow...  Would you mind sharing what interface you use?
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..)

Thanks for sharing, Jorn!


2010/6/15 Jörn Nettingsmeier <nettings at stackingdwarves.net>

> hi everybody!
> in the past, some people have reported frequent interruptions of multitrack
> recordings with the message "disk too slow to keep up with ardour". while
> preparing for a live production, i hit the same issue.
> following advice from paul, i increased the ardour.rc option
> "track-buffer-seconds" from its default value of 5 seconds to a hefty 60.
> this might be overkill, but hey, ram is cheap, and i can now report two
> successful live recording sessions of more than 4 hours of continuous
> operation, writing 44 tracks of 48khz audio to a raid1 array of 2tb sata
> disks.
> thomas vecchione tells me that seek operations will become slower with such
> massive buffers, because ardour will attempt to fill the buffers after
> locating to a new place, but i was not particularly disturbing. and for
> studio work, the value can always be reduced again later.
> huge kudos to the ardour crew for a tremendous job! just this one post
> production and then i promise to check out ardour3 in my daily work :)
> best,
> jörn
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