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

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Wed Apr 24 11:35:29 PDT 2013

On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:17:00 +0100
Q <lists at quirq.ukfsn.org> wrote:

> Fortunately, nothing's blown 
> my speakers yet and dodgy plugins seems to be a far more common 
> occurrence than accidentally setting up a feedback loop.

Au contraire, Pierre!

When I was mixing a session Sunday, I was too lazy to set up the
Firewire mixer I use as my primary audio interface and instead used my
Delta 1010.  When I do that, I set up an extra monitoring bus so that 
I have a fader to adjust my volume without affecting the master level.
In doing so, I inadvertently set up a feedback loop and saw the master
meter peak and the feedback indicator flash.  I've done this before in
A2 to rather unpleasant results!  I don't recall ever having a plugin
mess up that badly, but I use a fairly limited set of them.

Thank Paul that he disables the audio in such a case.  I could have 
blown my monitors and hurt my ears otherwise.  I really do not want this
default behavior to change!!

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
 Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa

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