we are working with Ardour for spatial audio stuff, so we are normally using tracks with 16, 36, 64 channels, etc.
I’m using Ardour 5.8 under OSX 10.11.
My question is about how to manage in a easy way the number of channels of a track.
When creating a new track, there is the possibility of creating mono, stereo, 4ch … 12ch and custom. I would like to know, first, if there is a way to add more number of channel presets. Second, when selecting custom, nothing special seems to happen. How can I define my custom channel preset(s)?
So, since the maximum channel number in the presets it’s 12 for me, I always go for it, and then add manually the other channels until my desired amount. I perform that by left-clicking on the input connection button (in the taget’s mixer view), and then “Add Audio Port”. But of course it’s tedious to arrive to e.g. 32 or 64 channels, and also I didn’t find still a way to remove ports.
I would appreciate any comments on the topic.