[Ardour-Users] Mixing console: monitor strip suggestion

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Sun Dec 20 10:34:13 PST 2015

On 12/20/2015 07:03 PM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com wrote:
> Hello,
> The monitor strip of the mixing console takes some screen estate that
> could be IMHO used more sparingly, giving space to the regular mixing
> strips.  At the bottom of the monitor strip is a large empty space.
> Unless something else is planned, wouldn't it save space to spread the
> various buttons above the large monitor knob using that space, making
> the strip thinner ?

Did you check recent git?  Since yesterday it's about 75% the width and
the master bus has a button (instead of "solo") to show/hide it on
demand (also bindable to a keyboard-shortcut from the Menu > View).

The width limiting factor are actually the toggle-buttons, not the
knobs.  Vertical space differs. Ardour still runs on 1024x768 screens.
The minimal requirement for the mixer is 700px height.  if you have a 4K
display.. well there's nothing there yet to make use of the extra space..

There is the plan to allow to add plugins (e.g. room-correction, etc) to
the monitor section, so the layout will change again in the
not-too-distant future.


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