[LAU] how much is contained in the .ardour file

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Tue Jun 12 23:44:22 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 08:05:13AM -0400, Joe Hartley wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:20:01 +0200
> Atte André Jensen <atte at email.dk> wrote:
> > When working with ardour projects, I'd like to backup the project, in 
> > case I'd like to go back a step in the mixing process. There won't be 
> > added new audio files to the projects from now on. Will it make sense to 
> > store old copies of the .ardour files? Are all information regarding 
> > mixer levels, plugins and cuts in the audio files contained in the 
> > .ardour file?
> Yes, the .ardour file stores all the information about the session,
> and it does make sense to keep older versions, but for easy session
> and backup management, it makes sense to take snapshots along the
> way and use those if/when you want to go back to an earlier point.
> Taking a snapshot creates an .ardour file with the snapshot name 
> rather than the session name, allowing you to go back to that mix.

I made a habit of putting all my .ardour files in git when recording/mixing, and "git commit -a" as often as I would save.

Then when I'd do something stupid, like move a fader on a group, realize it was a group, hit UNDO, and then realize that undo doesn't undo fader moves, and then curse and grind my teeth-- a mistake I made constantly--, I could just go "git reset --hard" and get back to where it was.


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