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Ardour Monitor Modes

The table below details what will be seen on the meter and heard on the monitor according to Ardour's settings.

RefMonitoring Mode
(System Prefs)
Auto Input does
'talkback'(System Prefs)
Track
Rec Enable
Master
Rec Enable
TransportAuto Input
(Session Props)
Meter
(What you see)
Monitor
(What you hear)
1ArdourOnOffOffOnInputInput
2ArdourOnOffOffOffDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
3ArdourOnOffOffOnDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
4ArdourOnOffOffOffDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
5ArdourOnOffOnOnInputInput
6ArdourOnOffOnOffDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
7ArdourOnOffOnOnDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
8ArdourOnOffOnOffDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
9ArdourOnOnOffOnInputInput
10ArdourOnOnOffOffInputInput
11ArdourOnOnOffOnInputDisk (Audio)
12ArdourOnOnOffOffInputInput
13ArdourOnOnOnOnInputInput
14ArdourOnOnOnOffInputInput
15ArdourOnOnOnOnInputInput
16ArdourOnOnOnOffInputInput
17ArdourOffOffOffOnDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
18ArdourOffOffOffOffDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
19ArdourOffOffOffOnDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
20ArdourOffOffOffOffDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
21ArdourOffOffOnOnDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
22ArdourOffOffOnOffDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
23ArdourOffOffOnOnDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
24ArdourOffOffOnOffDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
25ArdourOffOnOffOnInputInput
26ArdourOffOnOffOffInputInput
27ArdourOffOnOffOnInputDisk (Audio)
28ArdourOffOnOffOffInputInput
29ArdourOffOnOnOnInputInput
30ArdourOffOnOnOffInputInput
31ArdourOffOnOnOnInputInput
32ArdourOffOnOnOffInputInput
33Audio HardwareOnOffOffOnInputSilence
34Audio HardwareOnOffOffOffDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
35Audio HardwareOnOffOffOnDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
36Audio HardwareOnOffOffOffDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
37Audio HardwareOnOffOnOnInputSilence
38Audio HardwareOnOffOnOffDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
39Audio HardwareOnOffOnOnDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
40Audio HardwareOnOffOnOffDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
41Audio HardwareOnOnOffOnInputHW Pass Through
42Audio HardwareOnOnOffOffInputHW Pass Through
43Audio HardwareOnOnOffOnInputDisk (Audio)
44Audio HardwareOnOnOffOffInputHW Pass Through
45Audio HardwareOnOnOnOnInputHW Pass Through
46Audio HardwareOnOnOnOffInputHW Pass Through
47Audio HardwareOnOnOnOnInputHW Pass Through
48Audio HardwareOnOnOnOffInputHW Pass Through
49Audio HardwareOffOffOffOnDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
50Audio HardwareOffOffOffOffDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
51Audio HardwareOffOffOffOnDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
52Audio HardwareOffOffOffOffDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
53Audio HardwareOffOffOnOnDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
54Audio HardwareOffOffOnOffDisk (Silence)Disk (Silence)
55Audio HardwareOffOffOnOnDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
56Audio HardwareOffOffOnOffDisk (Audio)Disk (Audio)
57Audio HardwareOffOnOffOnInputHW Pass Through
58Audio HardwareOffOnOffOffInputHW Pass Through
59Audio HardwareOffOnOffOnInputDisk (Audio)
60Audio HardwareOffOnOffOffInputHW Pass Through
61Audio HardwareOffOnOnOnInputHW Pass Through
62Audio HardwareOffOnOnOffInputHW Pass Through
63Audio HardwareOffOnOnOnInputHW Pass Through
64Audio HardwareOffOnOnOffInputHW Pass Through