[Ardour-Users] Function to freeze tracks

Tim ardour at linux-daw.org
Mon Jun 2 11:41:39 PDT 2014

Hey Paul,

I'm using the most recent version 3.5.380, isn't it? The fader is working but it hasn't any effect to the volume level.
I also thought about the workaround of routing to an extra bus but I think, it's not your intention.


On 2. Juni 2014 16:44:27 MESZ, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>> in the direction of *not* freezing the fader after a freeze. It
>> impact the signal processing because all plugins will have been
>I just tried the most recent release of Ardour3 and the fader is *not*
>locked/frozen after a freeze operation.

Thanks for Ardour!

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