Ardour v2.0.2 (Mac/Universal/Linux/Free)


From the homepage:
There was an error in the source tarball released as 2.0.1. We are therefore releasing 2.0.2 as a fix for this. The OS X DMG of 2.0.1 does NOT have this error in it, there is no reason to upgrade if you have downloaded the DMG of 2.0.1 2.0.2 is identical to 2.0.1 except that it actually includes all all the fixes listed below rather than all but one. There is a new DMG as well, just for consistency, but to repeat: OS X users have no reason to upgrade at this time.

A week or so after the release of 2.0, we bring you the inevitable "fixup" release of 2.0.2. This contains fixes for a couple of serious crashing bugs, some help for OS X first time users and a few irritations. You can, as usual, fetch the source code or for OS X, the DMG.

Note that because of the severity of the crash bugs and the number of links that exist to the 2.0 release, this release will "hide" the 2.0 release from now on. If you attempt to download 2.0, you will actually get this release.

* Fix crash bug when loading a new session into an existing Ardour instance
* Fix crash bug #1637, occuring when using Ctrl-drag to copy regions
* Fix naming-related issue when adding multiple busses at the same time
* On OS X, explicitly check for X11 and JACK, and if missing post a dialog before exiting
* Fix problems on OS X when the Ardour application was installed somewhere beneath a folder containing a space in the name. This (amazingly) appears to the user by showing all text as black blocks.
* Make sure plugin GUI's appear on top of the editor and other windows
* Enable clicks on plugins/inserts/send names to work even when numlock is engaged.
* Merge a couple of changes from the Xdubber branch

Ardour capabilities include: multichannel recording, non-destructive editing with unlimited undo/redo, full automation support, a powerful mixer, unlimited tracks/busses/plugins, `persistent undo', multi-language support, destructive track punching modes, timecode synchronization, and hardware control from surfaces like the Mackie Control Universal. The program 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.

Started in 2000 by one of the founding programmers at, Ardour is developed by a worldwide group of programmers with testing and feedback from a widely distributed network of musicians and audio engineers. Running on Linux and OS X, it strives to meet the needs of professional users. Ardour has received commercial sponsorship from major console manufacturers, Google and others. Many of Ardour's developers have also participated in the development of JACK, the de facto standard for inter-application audio routing on OS X and Linux.

Ardour is released under the GNU Public License (GPL), providing its users the ability to freely modify, redistribute and learn. Read more.