Ardour 3.3 released

Keeping up with our roughly monthly new releases, Ardour 3.3 is out and includes a few new features and the usual assortment of bug fixes. Developers Robin Gareus and Colin Fletcher did some great work to push this release forward.

As usual you can download it from the usual place, and as usual subscribers get this update without cost. Thanks to everyone for their support (and encouragement).

Regrettably, the OS X release situation has still not improved, with a variety of things that require attention there (particularly plugin support) before a real release can be considered. A demo copy of 3.3 is available (fully featured except that is has no saving or restoring of plugin settings, and no plugin presets).

Read the full details below ...

Ardour 3.2 released - Video comes to Ardour

Über-developer Robin Gareus has worked for a couple of years to add video support to Ardour, and with this release, we are pleased to finally enable it. In addition there are a couple of new features (including the ability to chain MIDI processing plugins) and the usual assorted list of bug fixes.

As usual, you can fetch the update from the download page.

Full details of the video timeline support and other changes are shown below (click "Read more")

(June 13th 2013, 22:24 UTC: An initial version of the 32 bit Linux release was corrupted. A new version with md5 signature: 6ad6989741dd9de0b5d1596dd017dfd7 has been uploaded. If you downloaded an earlier version (only about 72MB rather than 110MB, just download it again or use to re-use your Invoice ID. Apologies for the mistake)

OpenID login removed

OpenID support in Drupal 6.x (which is what is based on) really doesn't work very well. Rather than cause hassle and confusion for people trying to use their OpenID accounts (when it doesn't work), I've disabled OpenID support for now. If and when we upgrade to Drupal 7, which has much improved OpenID support (and support for similar systems), I will reinstate it.

Ardour 3.1.10 released

A packaging mistake led to Ardour 3.1 being released without any translation enabled. Ardour 3.1.10 is now available for those who prefer to work in one of the translated languages (German, French, Spanish, Portugese, Norwegian, Italian, Russian and others).

There are no other functional changes compared to 3.1. The source code release remains unchanged (since translations are generated during the build process).

You can get it as usual from the download page

Ardour 3.1 released

As previously announced, we plan to make regular, frequent releases of Ardour now that the 3.x series has finally been released. About month after 3.0, 3.1 is ready with the usual cocktail of new features, workflow improvements and bug fixes. The full set of changes can be seen here.

As usual, you can fetch the update from the download page at Please remember that you can install multiple versions of Ardour from, so you can keep any existing versions around if you wish to (you are asked about this during the installation process).

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.

Ardour 3.0 is released

The Ardour team is happy to announce the release of Ardour 3.0 for Linux systems (OS X releases will follow in a few weeks).

This is the first release of Ardour that features support for MIDI recording, playback and editing. It also features a huge number of changes to audio workflow, which for many users may be more significant than the MIDI support. For an overview of the changes, please read the What's New page.

New Account Glitch

There were a few issues affecting new user registrations on the new site after it was activated on Monday. These have now been fixed. User registration was successful, but outbound email was not sent.

If you tried to register and failed to get the confirmation email, please click on the "Request new password" link over there in the login box (upper left area of this page). Then enter the email address you used on the site and click the button. You should get a new email with a new password fairly quickly. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this issue. website updated

The website has been revamped and rehosted.

The site is now split into two components:
An entirely "static" site without logins, or forums or any user-created content. Super-fast delivery, and steadily increasing, usefully arranged information
The "old" Drupal-based site that has user logins, forums, the download system, donates, subscriptions and so forth

Both sites are now hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance, providing vastly more responsive service (at some increase in cost).

Incorrect Release of Ardour 2.8.16 for OS X Intel

The recent release of Ardour 2.8.16 for OS X Intel was incorrectly packaged, which led to it missing the ability to save/restore AudioUnit plugin settings (i.e. just like the cost-free version).

If you paid for a copy of this, please send me ( your invoice ID and I will send you (quick) instructions on how you can get a new (correct) copy. The version now available via has been updated.

My sincere apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by this mistake.