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IDCategoryLast Update
0008283features2020-07-03 18:13
ReporterjeythekeyAssigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformArchOSLinuxOS Version(any)
Product Version6.0 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0008283: Polyphonic import part II: Import several takes/files at once in sequence, one track per channel
DescriptionCurrently, several (polyphonic) files can only be imported as sequence to a single (polyphonic) track.

Allow to import several polyphonic files at once in sequence to several tracks, one track per channel.
This should optionally be possible to selected existing tracks or by generating new tracks as needed (see part 1: 0008281).

Importing several takes of a polyphonic recording session (stereo or more channels) e.g. from a mobile/field recorder should be a straightforward task, as it is a routine step for every Ardour session with material recorded/created outside of Ardour. Polyphonic tracks are not suitable for mixing etc. but currently, it is not possible to split a polyphonic track to mono-tracks, e.g. after import. Otherwise, the latter could be a workaround for this feature.

Discussion here:

As a bonus, import could be made more flexible later on, e.g. by:
- allowing to select the channels to import from a polyphonic file (e.g. to omit auto-mix channels),
- allowing for custom mapping of channels to tracks, e.g. the tracks from the stereo pair to a polyphonic stereo track and all other takes to mono tracks etc. Further suggestions here:
- drag-and-drop import from the import window into tracks with nice feedback of channel-track mapping or even quick'n-dirty from a normal file browser.
Tags6.0, Import, polyphonic, stereo


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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-07-03 18:13 jeythekey New Issue
2020-07-03 18:13 jeythekey Tag Attached: 6.0
2020-07-03 18:13 jeythekey Tag Attached: Import
2020-07-03 18:13 jeythekey Tag Attached: polyphonic
2020-07-03 18:13 jeythekey Tag Attached: stereo