Don't name an Ardour track/bus 'click'

  • picothinker
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2009 - 02:23
Or it won't load again. I ran into this the hard way, it is a documented bug: Newer versions may have fixed it, but beware. I experienced this on 2.4.1 rev 3243. I was able to fix it, however. Since the filename.ardour is XML, it's easy to edit it. I looked through the filename.ardour and did a search and replace on 'click' and changed it to 'clickk'. BE AWARE however, that there is a section named Click ----- stuff goes here ----- /Click that you should NOT change, nor change anything inside it. That is for the actual click track. Now, inside /interchange/projectname/audiofiles will be a lot of little pieces of audio. There will be one (or several) in there named click-1.wav, click-2.wav, etc. Carefully rename them all to 'clickk' or whatever you are renaming it to. Keep the -1 or -2 part of the filename, just rename the 'click' part. Now in the directory named 'peaks' will be another file, click-2%A.peak that should be renamed 'clickk-2%A.peak as well. I then loaded it, and everything worked fine! Scary, since I had just spent 5 hours tracking someone else playing, I was otherwise faced with losing it all.

Good advice...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 03/19/2009 - 05:55
We should ship 3.0 with Ardour 2.8, so hopefully we do not have to face this problem again. 5 hours of tracking lost can translate to 15 hours tracking for free, especially if the person tracked remember the first session that was lost to be better. My last session using a borrowed 'doze based system went something like that. Never again, I said. At that moment my journey into linux started. Happy to hear you got everything back though! Q