[Ardour-Users] Cleaning up unused regions

Nick Murtagh nickmurtagh at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 04:42:24 PDT 2011

On 5 October 2011 12:19, roaming.book at googlemail.com <
roaming.book at googlemail.com> wrote:

> When recording a live performance I have all the tracks in record for the
> length of the piece. Each instrument and effect has it's own track. When an
> instrument only plays for a short time this leaves a lot of unused silence
> in the audio files. Deleting this unused space would save me considerable
> amount of disk space and make backups to DVD easier.
> i want the regions left exactly where they are, where they were played, to
> they remain in sync with the rest of the material.

You need to make sure that the original WAV files are not used anywhere in
the session. This means replacing the edited regions with consolidated
versions. Once you do this the original WAV files can be deleted through
session cleanup. You cannot undo this so be careful.
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