Ardour v2.0.3 (Mac/universal/Linux/Free)


Changes since 2.0.2
New Features

* alternate file name filters for the soundfile browser (allow user to see all files, not just guesses at audio files)
* switch monitoring default to external
* add declicking xfades when looping
* new denormal handling options, including both DC bias and processor feature choices
* Added/improved the ability to record while the transport is looping. This works for both Internal (seamless) and JACK sync, new regions are created each cycle around the loop and stacked on top of each other. It is recommended for now that automatic crossfades be turned off when doing this. Punch-In/Out may be used also.
* added basic support for the Griffin Powermate "big knob+button" controller

Bug Fixes

* correct middle button bindings on redirect names
* fix use of .ardour rather than .ardour2 for VST presets
* correct problems with redirect/insert dialogs being invisible
* correctly manage video sync state
* allow L and R as possible audio file suffixes
* allow middle-click pasting in several dialogs
* fix diskstream deletion crash after track removal
* fix crashes caused by clicking in region list when there is no associated region for that line
* better default buttons+icons for crossfade editor
* move clock modes from submenu to top level
* stop undo/redo from duplicating plugins and more
* fix audio clock keypress/release handling
* fix most problems with dragging close to 2^32-1 samples
* crossfade editor usability improvements
* fix for crash on ctrl-middle click in regions
* fixed the stuttering/stuck problem when looping with JACK sync
* fixed gui bug that prevented record-disable when latch record option is on
* fixed issue where it would rec-enable unnecessarily when passing through the punch-out point
* fixed corner case in diskstream record length (that no one would ever notice)

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.