[Ardour-Users] MIDI recording workflow

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Jul 21 06:05:20 PDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Brett Clark <brett.clark at zirous.com> wrote:
>> My doubt comes when I assume that muting a track disables all processing
>> and lighten the CPU load. It's not that crazy right?
> I cant directly speak for v3, but on the 2.x versions muting a track does
> not lighten CPU time.  It appears that it still ran all the plugins, just
> didnt do anything with it after that.  I think its for improved response
> time when you un-mute the track.  There's probably a more technical reason
> too (eg. calculating latency, etc.).

correct. however, deactivating a track will change the CPU load. you
can also freeze a track, which will render it to a new audio file,
replace the track contents with the result, and turn off all the

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