[Ardour-Users] the route parameters window

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Tue Dec 6 15:06:58 PST 2011

On 12/06/2011 11:08 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> On 12/06/2011 05:52 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
>> i'd like to hear from people who use ardour's "route parameters"
>> window. it has been a feature in ardour2 since the early days of Jesse
>> Chappel's contributions to the program. if you use it and like it,
>> please tell me why. i'd let to get rid of it if possible.
> i'm not using it much, but it's an alternative view on the routing which
> sometimes helps to make sure all is patched correctly.
> it's also helpful if you have to change things in several channels or
> tracks.
> why are you considering its removal? is it a maintenance burden, or does
> it complicate the design?
> if it is neither, i'd like to keep it around.
> moreover, it could be a good place to eventually add useful new
> multichannel features such as "add/remove port to/from every selected
> channel" or similar things...

i just realized there is now both the a2-style "tracks and busses" and a 
global port matrix under "audio connections manager", which is indeed 
somewhat redundant.

the latter could completely replace the former, if it had keyboard 
shortcuts to jump to next|previous input|output (the track etc., not the 
individual ports).

typical usecase is you want to disconnect all inputs once a session 
moves into post production, to avoid accidental feedback on loading when 
there are open microphones and ardour is monitoring (happens to me 
with the old tracks and busses, it is a no-brainer: one finger on 
"cursor down" traverses all inputs, the mouse unticks connections.

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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