I’m on Ubuntustudio 18.04.4 , with Ardour 5.12, using Alsa.
If I add a new audio track to the project, then I record the guitar on it, then I remove the entire track, I can still hear the guitar if I click play again.
I muted all the the tracks, except the master, then I can hear the deleted guitar just the same!
I see the track.
I click on M - to mute it after recording, but it doesn’t work.
I right click with mouse, then ‘remove’ and I can hear it just the same.
If I record a new track, I don’t hear the previous removed one.
Ok that is definitely a bug then, but the question is where as I don’t think others have reported it. Right clicking on the track and clicking ‘remove’ will delete the track in question (Not hide it) so it should definitely be gone in your case.
The better option might be to ask if you have the same behavior in a brand new session?
Well the question is what is causing it, and that is why I was trying to determine if it was reproducible on a new session on your system, and why Robin is asking for the session file, to see if we can determine how it is being created.
Have suggestions on how it could be improved? If it is hidden it is still visible in the list in the right hand sidebar still for the track list so it can still be found somewhat easily, provided people know to look there. The problem I find is many people hide the sidebar without understanding how to use it so don’t know to look there.
It used to be mostly an issue for Windows users, because on Windows, closing a window “X” often destroys the window and quit the application. While HIG suggest to only close the window, and one can show it again at a later time (Mac, Linux and most mobile systems keep the application running).
Anyway, in Ardour6 it was already replaced it with an eye symbol a while ago:
Hi Seablade, yes I do. In terms of ui design, it’s not a primary item. I would simply take it off the track strip. It’s cleaner to leave it in the visibility tab, where it can be turn on/off in the same place.
I very often have huge sessions in my productions, nearly 200 tracks (Rio Olympic Games 2016, for example, I had sessions of about 170/180 tracks). In these scenarios, you wouldn’t want to accidentally and unknowingly hit the hide button, you know.
I believe in the Pro Tools and Cubase paradigm here, leave the hide for the visibility tab. In Cubase you can also hide it from the right button menu, on a track