[LAU] Ardour: auditioner output and click track

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Sun Jun 3 14:58:44 UTC 2012

On 06/03/2012 04:39 PM, jonetsu wrote:
> Anyways, what is the auditioner Ardour output for ?  It is not shown in
> the track/bus list and there's no bus assigned to it.

It is for auditioning files from the File-Import dialog.
The port connections are configured in the Preferences dialog.
Ardour2: Window->Preferences (Ctrl+O).

> And, any suggestion for creative click track use (and Ardour click
> track output/assign of audio file for click ?),

Assignment of the click ports is in Preferences dialog, too. You can
also load any sample to be used as click there.

The click is defined by Meter and Tempo (the time-rulers at the top of
the canvas). The click itself can be en/disabled with the button right
of the clock.

Right-click on the tempo and meter bars: New Tempo, New meter.. or
change the default ones: right-click on the markers and edit them..


> Maybe daydreaming, but
> is there some kind of responsive momentaneous switch that could be hit
> by the heel and whose output could trigger a non-obstrusive
> sound/sample of some sort, dedicated to its own track ?  It is so easy
> to tap the heel while playing to keep the tempo: it's be nice if it
> could serve as input for click track of some sort.

Ardour assumes that you start recording with the click. Assigning tempo
later to some pre-recorded master-track is not standard procedure. But
you might be able to whip something up using the Window -> Rhythm-ferret.


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