[Ardour-Users] Bouncing a MIDI region

fred f.rech at yahoo.fr
Sun Sep 18 08:20:13 PDT 2016

>> not sure of your goal with bounce here, maybe you can explain?
> There are many aspects to bouncing from MIDI to audio.
> One is saving processing CPU power.
> Having, say 31 synths all playing MIDI tracks live can be fine for
> sketching ideas, for composition.  At other times it might be
> preferable to activate the high quality output, the multicore options,
> of every synth to get the best of them, like when the mix is ready for
> printing. Having all output in high quality, combined with all the
> audio tracks and with all the plugins, might have an impact on the
> sound quality.
> As one pro engineer mentioned, piling up plugins seems to thin out the
> sound.
> That is, when the CPU does not show obvious signs of being not
> able to handle all of that at the same time.
> With Bitwig for instance I use it from time to time to print out MIDI
> to audio (to bounce, either in place or to another track) and continue
> working from there. It also opens the door for audio manipulations.
> Yet another use is to print the MIDI data that was recorded using an
> external tube compressor or an external DSP processor.  You want to
> free those devices for subsequent uses and, the MIDI track is all right
> as it is.
> In any case, back to the Bounce option in Ardour: it creates a new
> region, but how to use that region ?
why don't you record midi tracks to audio ones?


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