As ridiculous as it may be, Ardour has had only one way to change the order of tracks in the editor window since it began - dragging the track names around in the list of tracks attached to one side of the window. In SVN for 2.X, I've just added the new
move-selected-tracks-down commands, which are bound to
Shift-Down by default. So now you can just select one or more tracks and press a key (or two) to move them up and down. Its a little thing, but little things sometimes matter. On OS X it matters a lot because that dragging method doesn't actually work. There's more to read below ...
The move of Ardour's main developer (that's me, Paul) to Berlin to teach for a semester makes it sensible to accept donations in Euros, at least for 5-6 months. Just look over there on the right hand side, where those two bright glossy PayPal buttons are located. Those of you located inside the Euro-zone might consider using this option to support Ardour's development. For the time being, the default amount roughly matches US$25, but as usual you get to choose the actual number.
Many OS X users are anxiously awaiting a binary release of 2.5 for their platform. I thought I should update everyone on the situation there. (Updated July 18th, 2008)
As happens all too often, its been longer than expected between releases, but finally Ardour 2.5 is ready to ease the path, soothe the brow and excite the heart of musicians and audio engineers worldwide. Tons of bug fixes and several new features will make it worthwhile for everyone and anyone to try this out. Read more below for details ...
I will be speaking at the Catalan Free Software Conference in Barcelona, July 2nd-5th. There should be a good mix of talks in Spanish, English and Catalan, and of course the guys behind the wonderful CLAM project will be around too. If you're in or near Barcelona, stop in and say hello. I will be giving 2 talks - one on Linux/Libre multimedia/audio software in general and another specifically on Ardour.
You might wonder (or you might not) what Ardour's lead developer does when he's not busy fixing bugs, adding features and responding to users' requests and ideas. This coming weekend (Memorial Day in the USA) ... (read more below)
Yes, its time for the usual bug-fix-after-the-real-release. 2.4.1 primarily fixes two significant bugs in 2.4 (no undo after region dragging being the most important). But it also has a couple of new features and several other nice fixes and improvements, particularly for users of AudioUnit plugins on OS X. Read below for more ...
Well, its over a month later than expected, but Ardour 2.4 is finally here. A respectable list of new features, many small improvements and an important set of bug fixes make up the news for this one. Read more below ...
Dave "MIDI" Robillard writes: Hi all. Thought I’d make a little post on MIDI stuff so things appear alive to you weirdos who aren’t on IRC 24 hours a day. Just some random not-very-prepared screenshots.
An older shot showing multi-line controllers, and the editor controllers: Editor controls. On MIDI controller tracks (CC) the bar controllers can be used to record/touch, or twiddled in realtime to control MIDI apps/gear.
MIDI import was introduced yesterday (Importing MIDI is done with the same dialog as audio, though it doesn’t look appropriate yet..). Here’s some Mozart imported into Ardour from a (single, multi-track) Standard MIDI File: Mozart Import.
Read more below ....