Feature requests that would force me to delete pro tools and logic
I absolutely love ardour. It is simple, powerful, and by far the best all around DAW i have ever used. However, it is not perfect. Because of these expected imperfections, i have been forced to keep around pro tools and logic pro. If these were to be addressed, i would be able to use only one DAW, and the best one to boot.
my feature requests are as follows:
1. Better os x optimization
2. Better use of VST plugins
They look really simple and are not the intended use by the authors.
3. Simpler UI for interface:
Consider having a sidebar with effects that you can apply to regions
4. Ability to combine regions
5. Ability to view regions in separate windows
I've always thought that this would be a tremendous addition to any DAW as it would allow you to see what you wanted to see and nothing else making it far easier to edit.
6. Ability to edit and create VST and LADSPA plugins
7. Integration of a software synthesizer (hopefully the gui Qsynth of Fluidsynth)
8. More gain
I've always liked Audacity's ability to gain to extremes. It seems that most DAWS are limited at 6 DB without effects. I know that higher than this tends to limit sound quality, but let the users decide how loud and dirty they want their music.
9. Ability to snap to grid
10.Ability to quickly move the edit cursor
I've always been angry that Ardour left this out. I always find myself finding where i want to split a clip, then zooming out, clicking the edit cursor, moving it, zooming back in, then splitting it. It'd be far easier if you could have an extra box that you click and it goes right to where you did.
11. Aqua integration
I've always liked aqua much more than X. Using ardour feels like i'm using a different os that uses control shortcuts and looks extremely different.
Thanks for reading