[Ardour-Users] Cleaning up unused regions

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Oct 5 06:48:04 PDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 09:39 -0400, Wayne wrote:
> Il giorno mer, 05/10/2011 alle 15.36 +0200, Ralf Mardorf ha scritto: 
> > On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 14:23 +0100, Nick Ramm wrote:
> > 
> > > I believe that bouncing down (without processing) doesn't sacrifice
> > > any quality but i'm not entirely sure about that.
> > 
> > It shouldn't, but connecting an output of an app with an input of the
> > same app could cause issues. IIRC it has to do with the order of the
> > jack clients and zero copy, but I might be completely wrong, anyway, I
> > had issues when doing this with Qtractor and I guess I never tried to do
> > it with Ardour. Again, hard disk drives are cheap these days, there's no
> > need to overdo data reduction.
>     agreed.  though when Ardour is slowing down lots due to a very big
> session file, reducing regions is a way to alleviate the issue a bit.
> keeping backups of course ;)

Perhaps you're recording 6 hours long Wagner operas, every instrument of
the orchestra separately. I'm doing 3½ minutes pop-music, with a fistful
of instruments. :) Serious, there might be a border, when data reduction
becomes important.

And keep in mind, optical medias aren't safe for important backups.
DVD-RAM is an exception, but very impractical.

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