Ardour
Ardour 3.5.308
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Ardour is a digital audio workstation that runs natively on OS X. You can use it to record, edit and mix multi-track audio. Produce your own CD's. Mix video soundtracks. Experiment with new ideas about music and sound. Generate sound installations for 12 speaker gallery shows...

Ardour capabilities include: multichannel recording, non-destructive editing with unlimited undo/redo, full automation support, a powerful mixer, unlimited tracks/busses/plugins, timecode synchronization, and hardware control from surfaces like the Mackie Control Universal. If you've been
What's New
Version 3.5.308:

Additions and Changes:

  • add visualization of signal flow within tracks and busses
  • Various improvements to panning
    • add stereo-balance panner
    • right click on panner to select a different (compatible) paner
    • major overhaul to VBAP panner so that it works
    • panner GUI tweaks
    • Sends now have their own panner
    • Send panner may be (un)linked with the main panner via the context menu of the send. If linked, the send's panning follows the main panner.
  • Various improvements to import and auditioning
    • Add MIDI auditioning (using Ardour's builtin "reasonableSynth")
    • Consider all tracks in a MIDI (SMF) file
    • allow auditioning via the monitor section to work (and make it the default when using a monitor section)
    • add a seek/locate slider to the import auditioner
    • auditioning now uses sample rate conversion when necessary, so that auditioned files are always played back at the correct pitch/speed
Fixes and Improvements:
  • do not lock audio to video when extracting only the audio from a video file
  • re-enable export file tagging and fix export format dialog inconsistency
  • fix audio cross-talk between tracks that occured when using 1in/2out tracks.
  • fix the "replicate missing channels from regions" option
  • fix text "bleeding" in various buttons
  • provide some level of compatibility with aubio 0.4. Ardour should still be built using aubio 3.2.
  • improve rendering of faders
  • add M-Audio 2496 to the list of devices recognized to have a "control app"
  • fix behaviour of plugin parameter sliders for ranges [0..]
  • new MIDNAM files for Moog MF-104M and MF-108M
  • add support for MIDNAM controller labels
  • document MIDNAM controller values for Moog Minitaur
  • fix display isues with editor mixer strip
  • fix 32 bit export
  • fix crash when adding processors which change overall track I/O configuration
  • fix deadlock when removing monitor section
  • ignore additional channels during AFL/PFL (if the track/bus has more channels than the monitor section, ignore the additional channels)
  • fix output metering for Sends
  • new MIDI binding map for Roland V-Studio 20
  • new very basic MIDI binding map for M-Audio Oxygen-25
  • fix display of pan automation and MIDI fader automation
  • working support for VST "timeinfo" delivery to plugins (Windows VST and Linux VST)
  • fix crash when instrument plugins fail to load
  • fix potential for duplicate Send IDs
  • auto connect preferences now respected for MIDI tracks
  • use all outputs of VST plugins, not just the input count

Version 3.5.308:

Additions and Changes:

  • add visualization of signal flow within tracks and busses
  • Various improvements to panning
    • add stereo-balance panner
    • right click on panner to select a different (compatible) paner
    • major overhaul to VBAP panner so that it works
    • panner GUI tweaks
    • Sends more...
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Ardour User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+215
lemon-kun commented on 26 Jul 2011
If you depend on this app, BEWARE: DOESN'T WORK UNDER LION ! ...at least at the moment...
[Version 2.8.11/7387]


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+837
Espiridion commented on 24 Nov 2010
Changes in this release:
"Do not prevent transport operations after an export (and potentially at other times)"
2.8.11 came out in July 2010. On more recent news, an alpha release of version 3 will be available soon.
[Version 2.8.11/7387]


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Espiridion commented on 04 Feb 2010
@JIC,
I can understand your frustration. I don't know if they had this in place before:
"Consider becoming a subscriber
If you became a subscriber then this download and all updates for the duration of your subscription would be available to you for free."
[Version 2.8.7]


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+34
Moogan commented on 04 Feb 2010
2.8.7 from dev site:

Smarter decision making when deciding which in/out configuration to choose when handling an AU plugin that has several.
When exporting/bouncing/consolidating, tell AU plugins the new processing blocksize so they will actually run during the process. Yes, that means what you think it means.
Remove use of std::locale() which is utterly and completely broken on OS X, and causes a program to crash if used with any actual national locale.
Don't reconfigure I/O of AU plugins when they already have the correct I/O configuration
[Version 2.8.7]


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Mrboma commented on 21 Jul 2009
Be aware that this requires Jack. When I installed Jack, it jacked up several of my audio systems. I would rather use a "lesser" app like Audacity or Amadeus that doesn't require Jack or soundflower or any other sound system hack.
[Version 2.8.2]

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+63
Arvidtp replied on 21 Jul 2009
jack is not a hack... and its very stable in my experience - never has caused me problems at all. Yes, occasionally once in a blue moon jack will have a hiccup, but it doesn't break anything else when it does.
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+51
bigdave56 commented on 22 Nov 2008
Will Audio Hijack or wireTap Studio work in place of Jack?
[Version 2.7.4225]

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+20
the valrus replied on 06 Dec 2008
Read the replies to the comment immediately preceding yours.
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+48
StevenJayCohen commented on 23 Mar 2008
Is it possible to use SoundFlower instead of Jack?
[Version 2.3.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 23 Mar 2008
I doubt it, but the place to check would be the developer's site, of course.
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+63
Arvidtp replied on 23 Mar 2008
no. Ardour actually uses jack as its audio engine - not just as another core audio interface. Ardour wil not work without jack. On linux Jack is more than just a way to send audio around - it also is an audio engine and a way to send timecode around to sync applications simialr to rewire. Its just that there are not many mac apps that support jack natively. PD is one I can think of that can.
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Sep 2005
This has come a long way - a whole host of fixes. Remember it's sttill Beta. And you need to download and install 'Jack' for OS X first. Then install Ardour. Make sure 'Jack' is running then launch Ardour. Look forward to more enhancements and fixes - we need stuff like this on a Mac.
[Version 0.9b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Aug 2005
got it working. the cross-fade has some real interesting aspects. also, the time stretch is cool. still waiting to see if it can handle real multi-track editing (i.e. 16 to 32 channel in one 3 minute piece with lots of editing per track.... garage band sucks for this, tho, they wouldn't let you know... i am talking on 867 that is...)

one question: anyone know how to get it to read LADSPA plug-ins (btw, it won't work with VST plug-ins... you know what happened with Audacity and Steinberg!)? I downloaded LADSPA plug-in package vis-a-vis Fink and though Fink deposited them nicely in /SW/Lib/Ladspa Ardour is not looking there...???!!! ...

Anyone have any ideas on how to get Ardour to see them?

Thanks, Andrew
[Version 0.9b28]

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Arvidtp replied on 23 Mar 2008
dont know, but the ardour supplies some packages of plugins that they compiled themselves - these installers should put the plugins in a place where Ardour will look for them. Also I think Audiounit support is in the cards for future development.
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2005
important: put ardour application in standard folder Applications.
Do not use folder names containing spaces or special chars
great app!
[Version 0.9b27]


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+9
JIC had trouble on 09 Jul 2009
I paid the fee to download the full product (not the free "light" one), but the download failed. I don't see any place in their WEB site telling how to re-download the product again. Under their support menu, only some technical discussions are published, but nothing related to those mundane issues.

It seems to me that I have lost my money.
[Version 2.8.1]

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StevenJayCohen replied on 22 Jul 2009
From the developer's site: "I choose to pay US$_____ to download this software."

You didn't buy anything. That was a donation. There is no Lite version. The full Ardour is a GPL product.
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JIC commented on 22 Jul 2009
Well, Steven, this is a semantic issue. If you don't pay any donation, you will get only, as they say, "The free version of Ardour 2.8.2 for OS X Intel (which it) does not support saving AudioUnit plugin settings, or using presets for AudioUnit plugins." This version was the one I called the "light" one.

If you want to download the full version, you need to pay a "donation" (suggested US $65), otherwise you will not be able to arrive to the full version download WEB page. But if you pay that "donation", and your download process fail, as it is not uncommon in a 100 MB download, to re-intent the download process you need to pay another "donation" again for every new download attempt until you succeed with the download.

I don't know if the GPL License allows these tricks, but it seems to me that the Ardour developers should have allowed a period of time (24 hours?) to re-intent and successfully end the download process.
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Ardour is a digital audio workstation that runs natively on OS X. You can use it to record, edit and mix multi-track audio. Produce your own CD's. Mix video soundtracks. Experiment with new ideas about music and sound. Generate sound installations for 12 speaker gallery shows...

Ardour capabilities include: multichannel recording, non-destructive editing with unlimited undo/redo, full automation support, a powerful mixer, unlimited tracks/busses/plugins, timecode synchronization, and hardware control from surfaces like the Mackie Control Universal. If you've been looking for a tool similar to ProTools, Nuendo, Pyramix, or Sequoia, you might have found it.

Above all, Ardour strives to meet the needs of professional users. This means implementing all the "hard stuff" that other DAWs (even some leading commercial apps) handle incorrectly or not at all. Ardour has a completely flexible "anything to anywhere" routing system, and will allow as many physical I/O ports as your system allows. Ardour supports a wide range of audio-for-video features such as video-synced playback and pullup/pulldown sample rates. You will also find powerful features such as "persistent undo", multi-language support, and destructive track punching modes that aren't available on other platforms.


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