[Ardour-Users] Slice marks makes noise

Al Thompson althompson58 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 15:43:40 PDT 2018

Are you splicing at a zero crossing?  Cutting/splicing at a zero crossing should prevent almost all pops.

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From: "jonetsu" <jonetsu at teksavvy.com>
To: "ardour-users" <ardour-users at lists.ardour.org>
Subject: [Ardour-Users] Slice marks makes noise
Date: Sat, Oct 27, 2018 5:28 PM

On Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:03:56 -0400
Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

> by default, ardour adds declicking fade in/fade out curves at the
> beginning and end of every region, to prevents clicks at region
> boundaries.
> There is, however, no perfect fade in/fade out curve that can prevent
> all clicks, AND these curves necessarily change the gain structure of
> the ends of the regions.
> You can disable individual region fades by right clicking on a given
> fade in/out handle or curve, or disable all of them in one step with
> Session > Properties > Fades > Region Fades Active

If there's already a mechanism to lessen the impact of slices,
disabling it does not seem to be a good thing.  I tried to add some
fades at the highest zoom level but the slice can still be heard.

The bottom line would be, never slice in the middle of an
instrument (violin) playing solo because that will leave a mark.

In this case it was to copy a part of the region to another audio
track, eg. to mult.  What I will do is to re-import the original track.

Next time I'll import the same track twice and slice from one of the two
then discard it afterwards.  Importing a track for slicing purposes
only, to mult.

I did slices before although in the context of a full band and as such
no clicks were ever heard from the slice marks that remained.

Thanks to all for the details on this.

By the way, is it possible to copy the level editing done in a region
to another track ?


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