After a break, I picked up Ardour again and some things seem to have changed. I wonder whether these things actually work like they are supposed. Maybe I just didn’t find the right options in the menu. I’m using an official Ardour 6.7 build on Ubuntu 21.04.
- The record button no longer works as a transport button. It only toggles recording mode but does not start the transport. I remember having an option for this similar to the loop button but I can’t find it.
- With “Play loop is a transport mode” ticked, playback always jumps to the loop begin marker once playback is being triggered, no matter where the playhead actually was. This could be a feature but I often want to play “into” the loop for rehearsal. So basically, I only want the playhead to be reloacted to the loop begin marker once the play head reaches the loop end marker during playback.
- The item seems to prevent “record with preroll” to work correctly when “loop mode” is activated. Once trigged the playhead is being relocated just after the loop begin marker which in turn does neither trigger “punch in” nor does it play back the configured 2 bar preroll.
Number 3 might simply be a bug but the other two items? I´d appreciate any tips you guys might have!