[linux-audio-user] Ardour: Pre-recording effect-tracks

Sampo Savolainen v2 at iki.fi
Sun Dec 31 05:48:39 EST 2006

On Sun, 2006-12-31 at 11:32 +0100, Mathias Friman wrote:
> Hi,
> I wish all of you that has the appropriate calendar a happy new year,
> and the rest of you a good day/night/morning/evening.
> Excuse a n00b, but I wonder if there is a way of pre-recording/cacheing
> effects on a track in order to save computing power, except routing the
> output to another track and record that one?
> I'm not very skilled in either ardour or digital recording with other
> programs on any platform, so I'd very much appreciate if you'd be
> somewhat thourough in your answer. :)

"Freeze" does exactly this. You can select it in the track canvas
context menu (which is opened via right click).

> I've tried to "bounce" a track, but nothing seems to happen. How does
> the bounce work, and is it the right way to go?

Are you talking about manual bouncing (directing the output of the track
to another for recording), or "freezing"?

One reason manual bouncing could fail is if you have set up Ardour so
that it doesn't run the plugins when recording. If freeze doesn't work,
that's a different ballgame altogether.


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