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

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 08:28:32 PDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Q <lists at quirq.ukfsn.org> wrote:

> My point was, that feedback loops can be created on purpose and if you
> have created one -- however you've achieved it -- for a particular effect,
> you don't want audio to be disabled, at any point.
Personally I am still struggling to think of a case that I would prefer to
create a feedback loop than to simulate the effect a different way(Maybe
not possible with current plugins on Linux), but that is neither here nor

> I could see the value in Ardour disabling audio immediately that a loop
> was created, but there seems little point in disabling audio only when the
> session is re-opened, by which time damage could already have been done.
Actually there is tremendous value, as I mentioned above.  When you create
the feedback loop then chances are you are going to know exactly what
caused it as there was likely only one action that led to the feedback when
you create it and hear it.  On the other hand in opening a session it is
far from obvious exactly what caused the feedback loop, as there are
hundreds of actions happening at once and there is no user interaction
required for any of them.

It is almost certainly far better to err on the side of caution in this
case in my opinion.  Personally I would tend to err on the side of
immediately cut off when a feedback loop is created, but I can see some
cases where people may want one in corner cases, but also as I said above
in most of the cases I can think of there are other ways I would rather
have it handled.

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