[LAU] JACK clients at different period sizes

Dominic Sacré dominic.sacre at gmx.de
Fri Sep 16 22:05:58 UTC 2011

On Thursday 15 September 2011 01:05:44 David wrote:
> Dominic Sacré <dominic.sacre at gmx.de> wrote:
> > I have a medium-sized Ardour session with a couple of plugins on
> > most tracks, in which I'd like to record some additional tracks.
> > Due to the number of tracks and plugins, it's not possible to run
> > Ardour/JACK at very low latencies.
> > 
> > The same machine (and the same sound cards) is also used for
> > monitoring for the whole band, using a huge instance of JackMix.
> > This needs to be run with as little latency as possible (128
> > frames per period, tops).
> > 
> > How can I solve this dilemma? Ardour's latency doesn't really
> > matter to me, as long as newly recorded regions are properly
> > aligned with existing material.
> Bounce a temporary mix of your already recorded tracks and
> temporarily inactivate those tracks (Track menu or right-click menu
> on the strip) to make room for the new ones. Use the bounce as the
> only track playing and active while you record the rest. Maybe this
> will save enough horsepower so that your system deals with the load.
> At mix time, relax the latency constraint and reactivate all the
> tracks.

Thanks, that seems like a good workaround, although it's not quite the 
kind of solution I was hoping for. But at least it'll allow me to finish 
the recording.



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