2.0.2 "fixup" released

There was an error in the source tarball released as 2.0.1. We are therefore releasing 2.0.2 as a fix for this. The OS X DMG of 2.0.1 does NOT have this error in it, there is no reason to upgrade if you have downloaded the DMG of 2.0.1 2.0.2 is identical to 2.0.1 except that it actually includes all all the fixes listed below rather than all but one. There is a new DMG as well, just for consistency, but to repeat: OS X users have no reason to upgrade at this time. Please read more below to see the changes in 2.0.1/2.0.2 ...

3D desktop and Ardour

Doug Mclain did some nice screenshots of Ardour (with QJackctl and JAMin) running on a Beryl-powered desktop. Amazing stuff. Click on the image to see the full size glory ...

Honest, OS X, we still have feelings for you, but your pretty cousin is in town ...

New website theme

If you're reading this, you're seeing the results of Thorsten Wilm's diligent work on the ardour.org website theme. Its not a major change, but we hope you enjoy the mostly subtle modifications. Thorsten is a talented graphic designer and interface engineer, and has an interesting website (http://thorwil.wordpress.com/) with several innovative ideas for widgets and audio application UI design. He is also responsible for Ardour's logo and fader design. among other things.

2.0 released for OS X and Linux

It appears that many visitors are finding this page via search engines and out-of-date links on "software collection" websites. It has been edited to get you more quickly to the CURRENT version of Ardour.

The developers of Ardour are happy to announce the release of version 2.0. As usual, downloads are available here. Read more via the link below ...

2.0rc2 released

A week or two on from 2.0rc1, and its time to offer up 2.0rc2 source and the Mac OS X DMG, which we hope will be the final release before 2.0. At this point, we don't anticipate any code changes at all before 2.0. Read more below for the changes since rc1 ...

Google Summer of Code 2007 Update

Google announced their decisions regarding this year's Summer of Code. The Ardour project has been awarded 2 projects, which are:

MIDI editing
by Dave Robillard, Carleton University, Ottawa (mentored by Paul Davis). Dave picked the short straw and will be working 27 hours a day to implement every item of MIDI editing functionality known to man.
N.M panning
by Christian Muise, Carleton University, Ottowa (mentored by Jesse Chappell). Christian will be working on adding back end support for more traditional multispeaker panning systems (like 5.1, 10.2 and so forth) along with a GUI to control it.

Google ended up awarding projects to just 900 students, of 3000+ applicants (and more than 6000 applications), so our two projects are a very positive outcome for us.

We welcome Dave back to paid summer work on Ardour, and offer a new welcome to Christian. Is it a coincidence that they are both at Carleton? Hard to say. Will it be useful to have two SoC students at the same institution? The summer will reveal all...

2.0 rc1 released

A couple of weeks after 2.0 beta12, the Ardour team brings you 2.0rc1 , and the OS X Tiger universal DMG. Dozens of bug fixes, a few usability improvements, even a couple of new features (e.g. rename&delete snapshots). This is first release candidate for 2.0, but it is missing last minute tweaks, specifically up to date and complete translations. We hope to release RC2 within the next 7-10 days which will hopefully be the final release before 2.0. Read more below for the changelist.

2.0 beta12 released

Two months since our last beta release, we are finally ready to unleash 2.0 beta12, with over a hundred fixes and hugely improved stability. Here is the Mac OS X 10.4.x universal binary, a 10.3.x version can be made upon request. This will be the last beta before 2.0rc1, which will be followed by 2.0rc2 and then 2.0. There are still bugs (Shock!) in 2.0 beta12, but it's time to get the 2.0 release wrapped up so that developers can start working on new features in addition to bug fixes. 2.0 is now at least as stable as 0.99.3, and for a number of tasks, much more stable. Read more below for the substantive change log and things to be fixed before 2.0...

Google Summer of Code 2007

We've applied to be accepted been accepted into the Google Summer of Code for 2007. Last year we had several great projects, a great time and both got some work done and brought some new developers onto the team. Let's repeat that this year! Project ideas inside...

Exporting to ogg from Ardour

I posted this on my blog a long time ago, but even google won't tell you its there.
http://fsb.gotdns.org/~froh/blog

From time to time people ask if it's possible to export directly to mp3 or ogg. The Ardour faq says that its meant for serious work, and that mp3 is not a suitable format.

However, sometimes it can be desireable to export to a lossy format, hd space restrictions being one good reason.