Hello, i would like to have a plugin, where i can put e.g. in the master track. In this plugin i can e.g. load 12 tracks from Superstars, like Michael Jackson, David Guetta, Bon Jovi…to compare my Mix with this mixes.
A/B Comparing: A is my mix rinnung, and if switch to B, i hear one of the 12 tracks. Level of A and B is adjustable. For my comparing files the best would be, i can set from every track start and end point - so i can compare the refrain of on the track with mine or whatever. All in a configuration file, that i can make different settings.
I have such a plugin with windows vst, but i want to switch to linux 100% and make all in the future with Ardour.
If someone know a plugin unter linux, please let me know.
Maybe I do not fully understand what you are doing, but for this purpose I would create a mastering template for Ardour with 1 master track and some tracks for the reference tracks.
The reference tracks would be muted initially and by soloing them I could easily compare them to my track to be mastered.
This template would also contain all the plugins I need for mastering.
BTW, there is a YT video of a guy out there who does mastering with Ardour and Calf plugins.
@Zelv - Thanks, i tried it out, but the installation of the Win plugin failed - apart from this - i want only work with linux plugins because of performance and to support the development
@peter.zenk - Yeah i saw right now, i can a track direct route to the output of a soundcard. Great. So my compare tracks are not running through Master Plugins.
Btw: Is it possible by running Ardour a another mp3 player let to play (e.g. audacious)? At the moment if i start Ardour, no other can access to this soundcard. Neither the Firefox are not able to play youtube videos. I use ALSA under Linux Mint 21
But to the @developer:
Maybe you find a better solution for comparing tracks in the mastering process.
You need to use the JACK backend if you want ardour to coexist with other software. It is possible to configure a bridge to pulseaudio so that pulseaudio applications can still be used with JACK. I found that the simplest way to configure your system like that is to use Studio Controls.
Thanks for your answer - i have in my studio a Soundcraft UI12 and i go in the mixer with my external usb interface for Ardour and in 2 other channels my internal soundcard from my desktop. And all is fine.
QJack did not runnung - I can’t find a tutorial where the actual GUI to setup in Mint 21 and i want not more wasting time.
But: A plugin for comparing tracks would be nice. I used Sample Magic AB on Cubase and Win10
Under windows there are several of these plugins. With my topic i hope, we get in the future also a function like this - best would be for me, if Ardour would be able to manage this self - e.g. in the monitor section.