I know it’s not nice to ask several questions at once but if create one topic per question your forum will be overloaded.
First, let me talk about myself :
Windows 7 64 bits
Ardour 32 bits (because most of my plugins are 32 bits)
Keyboard midi controller USB plugged (midi out from keyboard to computer only)
Guitar plugged in external soundcard that’s USB plugged into computer
I think I didn’t forget anything.
Here my questions :
Is it possible to set Ardour to 16 bits integer by default instead of 32 bits floating?
I know it can be changed in the session propriety menu but I forget it every time.
Why is the volume meter in the red so often? Even when the track are not loud or clipped? Should I worry or just ignore it?
I put the volume on 0DB in the master and -3db max in the tracks. Is it correct?
Sometimes the button “feedback” turns red and the master output seems1 connected to 1 or several tracks instead of the audio out (no feedback in the sound). I reconnect to audio out and everything gets back to normal but I don’t understand why it changed in the first place.
Is it possible to launch Ardour without clicking on the “start”? Since I use Asio drivers any sound but Ardour is muted, which is a problem if I want to listen to a youtube tutorial and having Ardour open at the same time.
What’s the “Jack Transport/Time settings”? It seems that Jack is a plugin for Linux. Since I have windows, I can untick the “Ardour is jack time master”, right?
I won’t use the video meny, can I completly disable anything video-related and make sure that Ardour won’t search for “Video-monitor ‘xjadeo’” or stuff at the startup?
the “use buffered i/o” option don’t seem to change anything. Should I use it or not?