[Ardour-Users] Cleaning up unused regions

Al Thompson althompson58 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 20:49:14 PDT 2011

On 10/05/2011 11:42 PM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> Consolidate - Used to make a single audio region and file from
> multiple audio regions without any processing added.  Typically if you
> consolidate a track it will create one large region for all regions on
> the track by creating a new soundfile on disk.
> Bounce - Typically used to create a new audiofile to represent a
> region on disk.  Generally refers to doing this with processing.  In
> Ardour's case this will create a new region in the region list to drag
> onto a track.
> Freeze - Generally creates a new region in place IIRC with all
> processing.  Typically used to bypass all processing on the track and
> save CPU cycles.
>      Seablade

So, "consolidate" 'joins' adjacent sections together, doesn't 'apply'
any effects, and puts it in place of the old multiple segments?

"Bounce" creates a new audio file which includes effects/EQ/plugins, but
doesn't put it in the project anywhere?

"Freeze" replaces the current region with one which has all
processing/plugins applied.  All you have to do is remove the
plugins/EQs/etc and it will already be in place and active?

Check out the website I've been cobbling together.  It will never be
done, but it's a start:
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