[Ardour-Users] Starting a new session based on a template from command line

Noel Darlow mail at mcgruff.plus.com
Fri Mar 16 03:20:31 PDT 2012

> I would like to start a session based on a template from command
> line.

I'd second this. The whole area of session management in linux audio
needs streamlining, and command line scripts are very useful.

For example, various programs need to be launched with time delays to
allow them to get started before ardour. 

Soft synths or stand alone FX plug-ins might need to be passed some
args to load files or voices. Linux sampler is good in this regard, some
apps are not. It's a pain if you have to do a lot of configuration by
hand every time you start a session - assuming you remember all the
settings anyway.

Finally, I find I need to use a little jack connection app,
aj-snapshot, to restore connections. Jack sessions don't cover all the
use cases, and it's just one more thing to have to set up by hand. An
audio project should load in one click.

I thought I'd explain a little of the context in which I'd use a
feature like this. For anyone using bash to manage audio sessions, it
might allow some simple "one-click" scripts to be created to start new
projects simply and quickly.


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