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wonderball

By leafo on March 11, 2018 11:57 pm

I tried ardour again and it's too annoying I think I'll go back to renoise. (this song also sucks because I didn't spend much time on it)


the midi editing is straight up broken/bugged so I can't get a workflow for editing drums (midi message just stop firing, creating a unique version of a duplicate makes note events disappear). Also there's no way to record into existing clips so it looks like I can't play drums after the first recording, I have to use the mouse and manually write them. The mouse editing for midi blows, I especially hate it when I try to scroll but woops in the wrong mode and now I changed the velocity.


navigating around the track is also really annoying, there's something about the zooming and panning that's really frustrating. The zoom increments are huge and I get lost easily, there's no easy panning mode so I have to use various modifiers plus mousewheel to move horizontally, vertically, and zoom.


I wish I could make it work though, since there are some disadvantages to renoise that limit how I write. Also renoise has bad plugin support on linux (no lv2), so I've been using their stock DSPs for years and I kinda want to try new stuff.


Hoping ardour 6 fixes stuff

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March 12, 2018 11:19 am

The important part is that you tried, and that you didn't give up, and made a kickass song in the process.

March 26, 2018 8:05 am

I'm running Ardour latest git repo version on Arch Linux and it's quite improved compared to the Ubuntu 4.x version. Anyway, I came from Ableton (smooth workflow, once you get it) so struggling with the clunkyness of Ardour's zoom modes is part of it.

In that sense, Qtractor wasn't bad, though the zooming is not great for editing audio. It's pretty lightweight so I load it on all my Linux boxes and get clean recordings managing maybe three or four tracks even on a cheap netbooks, so no problem at all in a decent processor.

March 27, 2018 4:58 am

actually this wonderball ad shreds

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