I’m using ardour 7.2 and mixbus v8.1/8.2 but I noticed some issues both of these apps have on my Mac OS and I’m wondering how linux users are doing. I always had very good performance using ardour and mixbus on Linux then I did on Mac etc.
I find the newer versions have issues with editor section performance, it’s slower when I have tracks added to a session and zooming in and out of audio regions is slower compared to a empty session or. Previous version of the program. Can any Linux users confirm if they have this issue on 7.2
Also how is the performance in the mixer window.
I do want have a Linux setup again one day. Tired of having certain issues with Mac, not just with ardour but other things I have to deal with using a Mac.
Try ardour with some Linux !
I never had/will have anything to do with products from Cupertino.
I run ardour on Ubuntu 20.04 on several computers, works fine and reliable.
Ardour (as any program) has its errors inside, but bugs are fixed very fast.
An experiment with Ardour 7.2.74 Nightly. Ubuntu 22.04.1. Here are 50 MIDI regions with 8bars long. They were duplicated into 50 tracks. A boring video of the test:
The duplication was made by 5 tracks and the time (of duplication) was increased in such way:
5+5=10 tracks ~25sec
10+5=15 tracks ~30sec
15+5=20 tracks ~30sec
20+5=25 tracks ~37sec
25+5=30 tracks ~50sec
30+5=35 tracks ~60sec
35+5=40 tracks ~75sec
40+5=45 tracks ~90sec
45+5=50 tracks ~115sec
The used memory by Ardour GUI was increased from 0.4 up to 3 Gb.
Very big amount of the vertical mouse scroll lagging when number of tracks become more than 25-30.
But horizontal Ctrl+Mouse-scroll & Shift+Mouse-scroll - works well even with 50 tracks!
Z & Shift+Z & F1, F2… combinations works perfectly good with 50 tracks!!
Comparing the two experiments, that I’ve already done in videos - I must tell the copying behavior in Ardour 6.9 is faster than in 7.2 - BUT again, I need a pure experiment: to install Ardour 6.9 and test with the same MIDI regions. May be I’ll do^_:)))