If you are alone in the studio, both handling the recording and being the musician, you might have difficulties to comfortably getting ready for the recoding countdown. You simply want to add more time of silence before the interesting part starts.
In Ardour there’s a function called “insert time” that allows you to do just that. Moving regions and markers towards the right side of the project window.
- Select all tracks
- From the menu choose: Track → Insert Time
- Input time in seconds or optionally Bars:Beats
- Select Move and Move Markers (if any)
If you want to add silence in times of a sample. It’s possible to measure a region. Right click the region and under it’s individual name chose “Popup region editor”. It will display the length in seconds or optionally Bars:Beats.
Update: A suggestion to the Ardour team
An alternative to the insert time function in this case would be if you could delay the play button. Telling it to start after x seconds.
Now I have filed a feature request and contributed with a small sponsorship.