[LAU] Ardour 3 and reusing sessions

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Jan 17 20:09:06 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at koseoglu.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> In Ardour2, I used to copy my existing session into a new directory, hack
> the ardour files to change the directory names and then drop in the
> recordings to make the podcast releases a lot easier.
> In Ardour3 when I do the same trick, the session looks OK but the audio
> content is missing. The regions are visible but with no waveform (and audio
> when I hit the play button). I hacked the ardour file & the instant.xml file
> as well as the interchange contents. All that changes is the episode number
> (i.e., epXX to epXY so a quick search & replace used to work in Ardour 2).
> Template only saves the tracks etc., not the audio files. I already have the
> intro & outro etc. with automation. All I want is the middle bit of the
> podcast replaced with the latest version. I don't want to reuse the existing
> session since I usually do a number of recordings and then prepare them, put
> it into the can and wait until it's time to upload. I might have to go back
> and redo something quickly so I'd rather have a pile of sessions sitting on
> disk.
> How does this supposed to work? :-)

its not. Ardour has no "Save-As" feature.

but there's no fundamental difference in this area compared to Ardour2
- the files are placed in the same location as they used to be.

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