[Ardour-Users] Function to freeze tracks

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Jun 2 06:22:30 PDT 2014

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM, Brett Clark <brett.clark at zirous.com> wrote:

> 1. Fader doesn't work after freezing a track
>>> This is intentional. Or was, at one time anyway.
> It was that way on Ardour 2.x versions too.  My workaround was to route
> the output of the frozen track to a bus so i could control the volume level
> from there.
> I assume the functionality is based on the fact that you wouldnt be able
> to correctly "freeze" a track with post-fader plugins without freezing the
> fader itself.  This is because some post-fader plugins output changes based
> on fader level (eg. compression or overdrive) .

All true, although I seem to recall a discussion about this that pointed in
the direction of *not* freezing the fader after a freeze. It wouldn't
impact the signal processing because all plugins will have been disabled.
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