[Ardour-Users] bus strain on computer resources

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Fri Dec 14 01:35:49 PST 2012

On 12/13/2012 09:54 PM, will cunningham wrote:
> Friends,

what you describe is pretty much a standard analog signal flow. i guess 
part of the confusion stems from your original statement of using "three 
buses per track". which would indeed be odd. instead, what you are 
describing now are global buses (fed by several tracks) with a number of 
_sends_ per track, i.e. the usual group/submix and aux bus topology. 
hardly any reason for debate.

you are aware that ardour has an optional monitoring bus that can do any 
of AFL/PFL/SIP? that sounded like the most complicated part of your 
description, and it can be simplified a lot by using the built-in facility.

another cause for confusion seems to be that you're talking about both 
recording and live mixing in the same description. usually, workflows 
for these are fundamentally different, and using ardour as a live mixer 
(while certainly interesting, but also very, very risky) is surely not 
the intended application.



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