Nightly Builds Now Available

Thanks to the amazing hardwork of Robin Gareus and funding from Harrison Consoles, now has nightly builds of the development version of Ardour available. Read more details below.

Email issues (now resolved)

For about a day from 15:40 GMT on November 13th, all outbound email from was being rejected by our outbound email server. The time on had drifted more than 5 minutes from the email server's own time. I have corrected the time and installed an NTP client to ensure that this does not happen again.

If you were expecting email from in connection with a new account, attempt to reset your password and you will get a new email.

If you were expecting email from in connection with a download, please contact me ( and I'll get you the information you need.

Apologies for the problems.

linuxDSP Workstation Plug-ins Bundle - Pay What You Want - Limited Offer

The linuxDSP Workstation Plug-ins Bundle is now available as Pay What You Want for a limited time until the end of June 2014. A unique opportunity to add professional console grade processing to your Ardour sessions for a fraction of the normal price (or whatever you think it's worth). Min price £5.00 (to cover payment processing and charges). Get it here:

Ardour source repository moves to git

The official repository for Ardour source code has now moved to git instead of svn. It is hosted at Users without write access can clone it using git clone git:// Users with write access have been privately notified of the changes.

We will likely clone the repo at github or a similar site, and keep it automatically up to date.

Release Plans for Ardour 3.0

A decision has finally been made regarding the release of Ardour 3.0. First, some general stuff.

Subversion change (for those with write access)

Our website host has changed the "host key" used to identify the machine we know and love as Existing attempts to access the SVN repository with write access will fail. To fix this, remove from your ~/.ssh/known_hosts file, and the next time you attempt to connect to the SVN repository just answer the questions in the affirmative.

For the justifiably paranoid among us, the new RSA key is: 96:91:a5:2f:18:a7:56:55:b3:75:23:49:74:bc:22:e2

Slow GUI issues with binaries: resolved

Several people have reported "slow GUI" issues with prebuilt versions of Ardour from when used on Linux systems with Nvidia video interfaces.

Issues with Subscriptions (Fixed)

There have been issues in recent months with people subscribing (providing a monthly payment of US$1, US$4 or US$10 to help support continued development of Ardour). The problem was discovered today - the module we use to track subscription payments assumes the use of a single PayPal account, but in order to utilize PayPal's micropayments option, uses two different accounts with PayPal. It didn't prevent subscriptions from working, but did not know about them. This has affected all new subscriptions since I started using the micropayments system a few months ago.

The issue is now fixed, and I'm working with everyone affected by it to get them correctly registered on

New AATranslator release

I've recommended to quite a few Ardour users that they consider using AATranslator for handling import/export to other session file formats. It is a proprietary Windows application, but it runs well inside Wine and has dedicated and skilled developers who are focused on improving it. It would be lovely if there was an open source tool that did what AATranslator can do, but there isn't, and so I'm happy to run the following "public service annoucement" from the AATranslator team:

Its that time again – another AATranslator release! Read more below for details ....

Ardour 3.0 alpha 1 released

We are happy to announce the first alpha release of Ardour 3.0. This is not the final release of 3.0, and its not even a beta release. Please read more below on what to expect from this alpha version.