Ardour project is an open source digital audio workstation. It can be used to record, edit and mix multi-track audio or produce your own CD's, and even to mix video soundtracks.
Ardour features multichannel recording, non-destructive and non-linear region based editing with unlimited redo and undo, full automation support, a mixer whose capabilities rival high-end hardware consoles, lots of plugins, shape and shift your music, and much more.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The integration of a video timeline and video monitoring into Ardour allows for convenient audio mixing and editing to video (i.e. soundtracks, music videos, TV post production etc.)
The new functionality allows users to:
· Import a single video and optionally extract the soundtrack from it.
· Provide a Video-monitor window, or full-screen display, of the imported video in sync with any of the available ardour timecode sources.
· Display a frame-by-frame (thumbnail) timeline of the video.
· Time-offset the video.
· Lock audio-regions to the video: Move audio-regions with the video at video-frame granularity.
· Export the video, cut start/end, add blank frames and/or mux it with the soundtrack of the current-session.
Furthermore, the setup is modular and can be configured in different ways, including:
· One machine: all video decoding, video monitoring and Ardour audio
· Two machines: separate video-monitor and Ardour
· Three machines: separate video-server (for timeline decoding and file-archive), dedicated video-monitor and Ardour
Video support in Ardour does not:
· allow for more than one video to be loaded at a time.
· provide video editing capabilities
Other New Features and UI Changes:
· chain together LV2 plugins that accept and output MIDI data
· OSC access to send gain parameters (via /ardour/route/send/gainabs rid sid gain and /ardour/route/send/gaindb rid sid gaindB)
· window management (layering and related issues) overhauled to work better on both platforms and with more window managers
· horizontal scrolling of the timeline is now done with shift-wheel and track height adjustment is done using alt-wheel (matches OS X conventions)
· German and French translations improved
· Allow a pre-existing selection to override region grouping if the clicked-on region is part of that selection
Plugin editing tweaked:
· Always show plugin's own UI (if available) on double-click
· Alt+double-click -> show 'generic controls' (GUI built by Ardour)
· Context-menu offers both choices.
· Use Tooltip for to make it discoverable.
· some licenses fixes in source code files
· properly handle closing of various file descriptors, to fix issues with LinuxDSP plugins and xjadeo
· fix AudioUnit GUI window sizing
· improve relationship between ArdourDialog and Splash on OS X
· hack up AU GUI support to handle AUSampler resizing better.
· fix operation of right-click on selected MIDI note to bring up the note editor. this is still not really right long term, but it is better than displaying the channel selector
· fix crashes and session file corruption caused by not zeroing text buffers passed to VST plugins (from Mixbus)
· fix crash on export if no master bus is present in the session
· On OS X, use "hw.physicalcpu" to get a more accurate CPU count (the previously used "hw.ncpu" count includes hyperthreading cpus)
· Text in warning window for memory limit not displayed in full.
· fix jack session filename (colons are invalid)
· when using a MIDI keyboard for step entry of MIDI data, use the note length set in the step entry dialog
· Remove special handling of session range in export. Fixes things when the session range is renamed.
· Fix loading of old sessions' previously-used export timespans
· Various LV2 plugin handling fixes
· skip LV2 ports on GUI according to port-properties: notOnGUI and reportsLatency
· honor LV2 rsz:minimumSize for Atom Event buffers
· properly clean up LV2 world
· lilv_port_get() for LV bufsize query requires new lilv
· lilv-backwards compatible min buffer-size implementation
· fix memory leaks and compiler warnings in LXVST code
· fix an unusual problem in some LinuxVST plugins by disabling symbol export
· when a track has audio and MIDI output, display an audio fader rather than a MIDI fader (this is a display change only - the fader has effect on all MIDI and audio data passing though it regardless of the type of fader shown)
· prepare font-styling meter labels
· decrease size and weight of midi-velocity - make '127' fit,...
· use correct quoting in OS X startup script (allows passing of arguments on the command line)
· add test for writability of /usr/local/lib in OS X startup script (notifies user about an issue created by Audacity)
· save and restore Generic MIDI threshold/smoothing value
· fix crash when using internal edit mouse modes to drag a non-MIDI region