[Ardour-Users] Soloing doesn't work

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Wed Mar 26 15:26:14 PDT 2014

On 03/26/2014 09:56 PM, rintimtim at gmx.net wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a lot for now but I still have a problem with soloing tracks.
> I am premixing a drumset now and I did some routing... I have tracks and
> busses.
> But now soloing tracks or busses doesn't work anymore. The solo buttons
> are outlined green and the other tracks/busses are not muted when I hit
> a solo button. I don't know what to do.
> Please have a look at these pictures: http://imgur.com/a/j8DAf
> This guy seems he had/has the same problem.
> When want to solo a track I do have to switch to AFL-mode - that works.
> I may be wrong but it seems that it just begun as I startet defining
> groups. I deleted them for now but nothing helps.
> Any suggestions?
> Regards
> Tim

i think you can trigger this bug by creating a bus, soloing it, then 
deleting it. now all other tracks upstream will be "soloed-by" your 
deleted bus, and ardour cannot recover from this (or at least it 
couldn't when i last checked this, which is at least 6 months ago).

make a backup copy of your session file (the one ending in .ardour) and 
open it in a text editor. you will find soloed-by="" attributes in the 
routes (or maybe slightly different, don't remember). those are what's 
causing the green outlines. if you delete them, your session should be 
working as expected afterwards.

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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