[Ardour-Users] Cleaning up unused regions

Nando nandinga at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 04:47:49 PDT 2011

> (Intentionally designed this way)

to allow undoing?

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Thomas Vecchione <seablaede at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:27 AM, Harry van Haaren <harryhaaren at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I think you can create new regions from the old ones by using "playhead"
> > edit mode, then right-click->edit->split (at the bottom somewhere).
> >
> > Do that around the audio you want to keep, and then select the regions
> that
> > you don't need, hit del, and Session->cleanup like normal..?
> >
> > Haven't tried it out here, but that should work AFAICS :) -Harry
> >
> Nope.
> A region != audio file. (See earlier on in the tech ref, don't have a
> link to it right now).  This will not remove any audio file that is
> the source of any region, which all you are doing with the split
> command is creating a new region with the source of the same audio
> file.  Hope that makes sense.
> If you bounced the portion after you split it, Ardour would create a
> new audio file for it, and then you could delete all instances of the
> old region or other regions with the same source.  Then you could
> cleanup, and after you closed and reopened Ardour you could flush the
> wastebasket(Intentionally designed this way) and that would remove
> unsued audio which your original recordings would be now.  Personally
> this method would be far to prone for error on larger track count
> recording sessions for my comfort so I don't recommend it, but to each
> their own.
>       Seablade
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