Limiter crashes

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Drexel
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Limiter crashes

Post by Drexel » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:14 pm

Hello,

when I run the limiter on tracks > 1 hour it crashes at aproximately 2/3 progress. Reproducable on 2 files.

This didn't hapen on 2.X. I am aware that the noise gate has RAM limitations on long tracks, is the same now true for the limiter? When I use the limiter on both halfs of track seperately it works fine.

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Matthias

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Re: Limiter crashes

Post by steve » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:51 pm

Drexel wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:14 pm
I am aware that the noise gate has RAM limitations on long tracks, is the same now true for the limiter?
It is right now, but it shouldn't be (it's a bug). In fact the same problem currently affects most Nyquist effects.
The developers are looking into it and hope to have it fixed for Audacity 3.0.1.
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Re: Limiter crashes

Post by Drexel » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:55 am

Thank you again for quick clarification. :)

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Re: Limiter crashes

Post by steve » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:03 am

As you have probably worked out for yourself, the workaround until the bug is fixed, is to process long tracks in smaller sections.
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Re: Limiter crashes

Post by batsonjay » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:06 pm

FYI, I confirm I'm seeing the limiter crash, too. Screen recording here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/94tecxj8qbb0l ... h.mov?dl=0

As background, what's my use case for "long" limiting? I'm a DJ, and record a single, long set (in Traktor). I have historically edited the resulting recording with the following workflow:
- Select all track
- Apply limiter (set to roughly a mid-point between lowest volume track and loudest) (broken in 3.0.0)
- Select all track
- Apply compressor with makeup gain. (Sometimes simply amplify instead, but compressor seems to sound better afterwards.)

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