Ardour 2.0 RC2 (Mac/Universal/Linux/Free)

Ardour is a FREE DAW for Mac/Linux.

Changes since 2.0 rc1

* change track input connection order to be 1,2 on every track instead of odd tracks using 1,2 and even using 2,1 (Sampo)
* fix autoplay (Jesse)
* fix cleanup issue with realpath() (Sampo)
* make region opacity work again
* fix several region context menu items that altered region state in various unforeseen ways
* fix "Remove Last Capture" (Sampo)
* fix crashing bug when removing regionviews from the selection
* fixes for #1158 and 1554 (Carl)
* correct boundary determination when building region boundary cache
* stop button release from adding an extra automation control point
* prevent click in automation tracks from selecting regions
* prevent copy & paste of sends and inserts. Add "delete" command to the redirect box (Sampo)
* stop transport when MTC stops
* improve behaviour when dragging in rulers
* added the session resampler which now should work for 2.0 sessions and almost work for 0.99 originated session (automation is not handled yet) (Sampo)
* stopped the creation on the automation/ directory in new sessions as it's not used anymore (Sampo)
* fix for crash in diskstream due to removed port access
* fix dangling jack_client_t* in JACK_Slave when disconnecting+reconnecting to JACK
* make rubber band select act across all tracks, not the current selection
* fix positioning of certain kinds of xfades
* resurrected the periodic safety backup. defaults to 120 second interval between saves. never lose your work again. (Jesse)
* Fix mantis bug #1619; de-selecting Options->Crossfades->Show now hides all crossfades, and likewise selecting it shows all crossfades. (Carl)
* Update height after changing order to fix mantis bug #1618 (Carl)
* Fix update of follow-playhead state to fix mantis bug 1599 (Carl)
* Fix for gnome themes that squash the zoom controls (Doug)
* ardour_system.rc now has the same content as ardour.rc, to allow us to more easily add new variable/parameters when updating a user's configuration
* different name for old-session-format copied file, so that 0.99 can always load it
* fix crash bug caused by removing a region while it was involved in a crossfade
* fix crash bug when loading/creating a new session if control protocols had been used in a previous one.

Ardour is a digital audio workstation. You can use it to record, edit and mix multi-track audio. You can produce your own CDs, mix video soundtracks, or just experiment with new ideas about music and sound.

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. Read more