Increasing track count in jack

  • reptile
Posted: Fri, 02/08/2008 - 22:23
I've gone over 32 tracks in my audio project and Ardour says I have to increase the track count in Jack but I cannot find it. How do I increase the track count?

Must admit to holding no

  • reptile
  • 02/03/08
  • Sat, 02/16/2008 - 08:18
Must admit to holding no interest in the beatles at all :D The multitracks floating around are awesome though. You can learn a lot from mixing them.

Beatlegs.

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Sat, 02/16/2008 - 07:59
I love them! It teaches me a lot. I'm working on my "More Cowbell" remix.

What these ones? :D These

  • reptile
  • 02/03/08
  • Sat, 02/16/2008 - 07:25
What these ones? :D These are the multitrack session files for some of the songs from The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. Unfortunately, I don't have all of the songs, but if I find 'em I'll post 'em. The sound quality of these is very good, but not absolutely perfect, but we're all beggars here... ;-) Tracks 1-16 are the mutltitrack masters for the songs, tracks 17-21 are full stereo remixes of various songs (remixed by George Martin), and the final two "hidden" tracks are an alternate vocal take of WALHFMF, and an instrumental version of SLH. Here is the track sheet (also included in the archive) : --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" 1: Applause and crowd noise 2: Backing track 3: Lead and backing vocals 4: Lead guitar and brass "With A Little Help From My Friends" 5: Percussion, bass guitar, guitar 6: Backing track 7: Lead and backing vocals, organ 8: Backing vocals, guitar "She's Leaving Home" 9: Strings #1 10: Strings #2 11: Lead and backing vocals 12: Harmony and backing vocals "A Day In The Life" 13: Piano and lead vocals 14: Guitar and tambourine 15: Jangle piano, orchestra 16: Bass guitar and drums Full Multitrack Remixes 17: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 18: With A Little Help From My Friends 19: She's Leaving Home 20: A Day In The Life 21: When I'm Sixty Four Hidden Tracks With A Little Help From My Friends - Vocals She's Leaving Home - Instrumental ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FORMAT: WAV BITS: 16 bits SAMPLES: 44100 hz

sgt. pepper 4-track masters.

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Sat, 02/16/2008 - 02:52
(cough)

Soft mode

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Fri, 02/15/2008 - 17:26
Soft mode is just to avoid count of X-Runs, that's all... What is strange is that I can easily create a session with much more i/o than I have on my hardware... Can you make a desktop capture of Ardour2 and Patchage when you have the error message ? Toine

I switched to software

  • reptile
  • 02/03/08
  • Fri, 02/15/2008 - 16:52
I switched to software monitoring but it didn't help. What did seem to help was selecting "soft mode" in jack control but I am unsure why this makes a difference considering the tool tip says "ignore xruns reported by back end driver". The error message is that jack has ran out of ports but even putting up the port maximum didn't help until i clicked soft mode.

where can it be downloaded ?

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Fri, 02/15/2008 - 15:52
Hey, Where can be this multitrack version downloaded ? For my own use, my max track playing at the same time was about 16 and I don't have any problem, although I can use only 8 outputs of my RME sound card. So I guess the problem is more about Ardour2 configuration, have a look in "Options/Monitoring" and try with "Software Monitoring" if it is not the case for your project. Toine

Haha, did that send you

  • reptile
  • 02/03/08
  • Fri, 02/15/2008 - 15:05
Haha, did that send you searching, Quentin? Yeah it's very impressive, isn't it. It's amazing how good it sounds just importing and hitting the play button. I think the input/output refers to the physical channels through the sound card, which isn't really helpful. Maybe if you have time you can try importing a few extra wav files into that BR project and see what happens. thanks.

Queen

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 02/15/2008 - 06:53
This must be one of the most amazing things to stumble upon... I'm downloading it at the moment. Perhaps we could have a Queen - 64studio competition: All for fun of course! See who can get the mix and mastering as close as possible to the original, (or better - in my dreams!) PS: Now I'll hav an excuse to see what the track problem might be...

by Queen?

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Thu, 02/14/2008 - 23:05
How did you get ahold of that? On your track issue, I don't think I have approached 32 tracks that were playing. I've had a dozen scratch tracks lying around several times. Edit: Ah, I found it. Edit: I am not near my music hardware now, but I think in qjackctl there are parameters for input/output? Perhaps bump that up.

I have an 8-track terratec

  • reptile
  • 02/03/08
  • Thu, 02/14/2008 - 19:47
I have an 8-track terratec but no that's not the issue. I got hold of the 24 multitrack version of Bohemian Rhapsody and imported it to Ardour. Because all the vocal and guitars are on the same tracks I began splitting them so they had their own tracks. Once I went over 32 tracks of playback audio Ardour complained that I had to increase the track count in Jack but I don't see how to do this or why it's even a problem. Sorry for not being specific in the first place. It's a playback issue of 32 tracks going through the main bus...

software monitoring

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Wed, 02/13/2008 - 17:59
hey, Are you using the software monitoring option of Ardour2 ? Toine

track count

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 02/11/2008 - 20:44
Apparently you have a RME card..? Jack can only work according to your cards limitations. Try disconnecting some tracks from "physical" inputs in ardour. Perhaps routing a few outputs too through some busses could help. What kind of setup do you have - are you recording a symphony orchestra? Are all tracks recording simultaneously - all the time?