Remote Control of Ardour with Perl/OSC

Jonathan Stowe wrote a Perl module to allow remote control of Ardour with Perl via OSC. At present, OSC control is limited to transport and per-track solo/mute/rec-enable operations. Hopefully with this module there to make testing and development of a remote control application easier, OSC control can be expanded in interesting ways.

Status of the OS X "native" release

Status of the OS X "native" release

OS X "Native" version of Ardour gets closer

We are getting closer and closer to being able to release a "native" OS X version of Ardour that will not require X11. There are still several substantive issues to be resolved, but a few bleeding edge users are currently evaluating the initial "All In One" package that includes JACK as well as Ardour (and will very soon include a set of recommended LADSPA plugins too). This has been made possible by the amazing work of the GTK-Quartz porting team, who managed to get GTK to run on a system that is really fundamentally different in several key ways from X11. Stay tuned for more news.

More Progess With MIDI

Dave Robillard continues his work on Ardour's MIDI recording, playback and editing capabilities as part of the Google Summer of Code program. Since the last screenshot (below), Dave has added color coding of velocity values, percussion tracks, two modes for delivering MIDI CC data (discrete+interpolated), and some basic editing operations such as quantize, note selection and pencil-based note creation & deletion.

screenshot of Ardour MIDI support

Ardour 2.0.5 released

As we grow nearer to the dog days of the northern hemisphere's summer, we bring you Ardour 2.0.5 ( DMG available), a fixup release coming after various issues were discovered on OS X while preparing a package of 2.0.4. Read more below for the changes in 2.0.5 (and 2.0.4 for those who missed it) ...

Ardour 2.0.4 released

Squeaking just before of the end of July, the Ardour project brings you release 2.0.4 ( tarball, DMG to follow), another mix of important bug fixes with some great new features. Read more below for details ...

Progress with MIDI

The screenshot below shows some of the progress being made in the trunk branch of Ardour toward MIDI recording, playback and editing. Congratulations and thanks to Dave Robillard, for his rapid work on the core of this as well as the code restructuring it has required, and to Google for funding Dave this summer.

Ardour 2.0.3 released

After some unexpected delays, the Ardour project is pleased to announce the availability of version 2.0.3. You can fetch it either as a source tarball or OS X Tiger DMG. Read more below for the change list...

SAE Institute sponsors Ardour open source DAW project

15.5.2007 – London, UK - SAE Institute, the leading worldwide college for audio engineering, has agreed to become a corporate sponsor of Ardour, the open source digital audio workstation project. This major sponsorship ensures continual development of Ardour as a free, community-based audio recording and production software. Ardour has previously received corporate support from Solid State Logic and Harrison, but has primarily relied on donations from the public and the dedication of creator Paul Davis

This new initiative will support the further development of Ardour to become a viable DAW alternative for home and professional studio users, freely available to anyone. Development aims include a more integrated experience on Mac OS X. A separate version is intended to be developed which will be tailored towards beginner students, whilst also being available to anyone and staying compatible with the main branch of Ardour.

Follow the "read more" link for more details ....