[Ardour-Users] multi-track exports

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Sat May 7 04:53:02 PDT 2011

On 05/07/2011 05:25 AM, plutek wrote:
> greetings!
> i've got some sessions which i need to export, one-file-per-track,
> with common begin and end points for all tracks in each session. this
> is so the tracks can be easily imported into other software for
> mixing. the sessions have 20-30 tracks each, so i'm wondering if
> there is currently (in the 2.0 series) any way of exporting multiple
> tracks to their respective files at once, or automating the iterative
> process of exporting on a track by track basis.
> the cycle of...
> open export dialog rename export file choose track(s) export
> ...over and over, is tedious and potentially error-prone.
> note that i am actually on Mixbus, which limits exports to 2-tracks,
> so writing many tracks at once to a multi-channel file and then
> separating channels is not an option.
> i guess i could, running in realtime, connect the channel outs to
> multiple instances of jack.record (or some such utility). any other
> interesting ideas?...

the downside of jackrecord or timemachine is that you need to trim the 
beginning and end. i find it easier to mix down to, say, a six-channel 
ardour track, then copy those single wavs out of the interchange/ 
directory, resample and convert them if necessary, and merge them into 
an interleaved file with sox (with a script, obviously).

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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