[Ardour-Users] bus strain on computer resources

John Rigg au2 at jrigg.co.uk
Thu Dec 13 09:20:36 PST 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 10:14:51AM -0500, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 5:58 AM, John Rigg <au2 at jrigg.co.uk> wrote:
> > I'll also echo some of the comments here about unusual techniques like
> > parallel compression. I think there's an overemphasis on such things
> > in magazines and on web sites as it makes an interesting (for some)
> > article. In reality they are rarely used. I've never used parallel
> > compression in 25+ years of sound engineering work for example, as
> > I've never needed it.
> >
> Just because you don't use it doesn't mean they are rarely used:)  While I
> don't use it to often, it is a technique I do use on occasion depending on
> the material, and does provide an improvement if used correctly.  You also
> have things like vocoders etc. that also require busses in Ardour to use
> correctly, and of course lets not forget anything sidechained which is far
> from uncommon and something I do QUITE often actually for a combination of
> reasons.

I'll counter that by saying "rarely used" is not the same as "never used"
(with apologies for continuing the hijack).  ;-)


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