alignment and latency
first, thanks to Paul/developers/etc. for all their work. Ardour, along with the community around it, is very inspiring. so much so, in addition to new material, i have started re-recording/transferring unreleased work done in Logic 7 to Ardour (2.x linux) and other FLOSS tools. i believe strongly in free/open culture/software, and hope to support projects like this with my music (i.e. "made with Ardour/FLOSS/etc."), as others have already done.
ok, the question: what is "Alignment" on the context/pop-up menu of a track? it has 2 selections: "align with capture time" and "align with existing material". i have search the site/manual/etc. but have not found too much information about this. is there a normal setting for this? would this cause incorrect latency compensation on resulting tracks?
i am having some latency compensation/monitoring trouble on project in Ardour that i have not experienced before. perhaps because it is my biggest project yet (track-wise). either way, i have been trying various solutions and i came across this.
MacBook (first generation) Core Duo @ 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Edirol FA-66 (FireWire)
recording to external 7200 ATA drive over same FireWire bus
Ardour 2.8.1 (Ubuntu Studio Hardy 8.04)