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IDCategoryLast Update
0007500bugs2020-05-23 14:38
ReporterahellquistAssigned To 
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformAny version 5 or pre6OSAnyOS VersionAny
Product Version5.X git (version in description) 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0007500: Change "Connect Track inputs:" Default setting to manually or make Master Fader default to -inf
DescriptionWay too many people try Ardour and blast their moniitors away or just get too frightened to ever try again because of the default session causing massive feedback.

I always set connect inputs manually but sometimes forget this for fresh installations and experiences the same blast.

I think this behavior is should be changed to manually connect or make new sessions have Master Fader down at -inf dB
Steps To ReproduceConnect your microphones to your sound card

Connect and power on your monitor speakers

Start Ardour without customizing the default settings

Enjoy the massive Feedback or broken monitors
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2017-11-03 13:10

reporter   ~0020074

IMHO that's more a matter of the default monitoring settings - "Preferences -> Signal Flow -> Monitoring -> Tape Machine Mode" should be activated by default.


2017-11-03 13:16

reporter   ~0020075

Last edited: 2017-11-03 13:17

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Valid point

But can we agree that current behavior is problematic in many cases.


2020-05-23 14:38

reporter   ~0024234

I guess the blasting monitors behavior is fixed due to tape monitor is not default anymore so I am closing this
Had a similar ticket that got solved recently, probably duplicate

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-11-03 08:47 ahellquist New Issue
2017-11-03 13:10 the_CLA Note Added: 0020074
2017-11-03 13:16 ahellquist Note Added: 0020075
2017-11-03 13:16 ahellquist Note Edited: 0020075 View Revisions
2017-11-03 13:17 ahellquist Note Edited: 0020075 View Revisions
2020-05-23 14:38 ahellquist Status new => closed
2020-05-23 14:38 ahellquist Resolution open => fixed
2020-05-23 14:38 ahellquist Note Added: 0024234