[Ardour-Users] Ardour Development Update

jonetsu jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Sat Jun 2 06:44:41 PDT 2018

On Fri, 1 Jun 2018 18:20:42 -0400
jonetsu <jonetsu at teksavvy.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Jun 2018 17:34:34 -0400
> Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> > Maybe that side of things will slowly grow, maybe it won't. There's
> > something about being able to sketch out a track by having the
> > rhythmic basics laid down quickly that I think really helps with
> > creativity.  
> Absolutely.  This is what broke out the creativity shell about 2.5
> years ago for me - discovering and getting Bitwig.  And it ran in
> Linux !!

With the mention of Bitwig (configured for jackd)  for a groove-centric
sort of comparison, one thing must be added: Bitwig's audio handling is
far from stellar. It will crash the audio very often, rendering it full
of crackles while Mixbus, a minute later, will play a session without
any problems. Actually, even firefox will play a youtube video w/o any
audio problems.  Restart Bitwig, and it will play the audio full of
crackles.  Restart jackd, restart Bitwig with an empty template,
add one Linux pianoteq instrument, audio is still full of crackles.
Start Mixbus, load a 35 track session, audio is OK. The only thing that
gets Bitwig out of this mess is seemingly a reboot.

If it could have the robustness of Ardour/Mixbus regarding audio ... It
clearly doe snot at this point in time.

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