[Ardour-Users] A3: Silence and session load weirdness after re-open

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Wed Apr 24 05:28:31 PDT 2013

Well, by not having Ardour deciding it knows better than me, for a start :-)

By which I mean the disabling of audio, not the detection of feedback loops.

 From the experience I had, I don't see how the feature could prevent 
damage: I had the session open for hours with the Feedback light merrily 
flashing away and audio working normally.

It was only when I next re-opened the session (a day later, which was 
probably why I didn't twig that it was the feedback that triggered it) 
that audio was disabled.

Maybe it could be handled in the way that it currently is, but with the 
addition of an option in the Session Properties that allows you to 
over-ride the audio disabling (so that audio isn't disabled on 
re-opening in the presence of a loop and maybe even stop the flashing of 
the indicator).

That way, the over-ride would be on a session-by-session basis and the 
default behaviour would be to disable audio on restart if a feedback 
loop is detected (although I still don't understand the benefit of this 


On 24/04/13 12:23, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> Exactly how would you suggest this be handled?  I can see giving
> notification that such a loop was detected possibly, but that is the
> extent of it.  I certainly wouldn't want a feedback loop starting up and
> destroying my monitors while I searched for what caused it.
>         Seablade

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