Name: Ardour digital audio workstation
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.6 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 32/64-bit processor
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Ardour digital audio workstation is a powerful multitrack midi and video software . It was first created as a free DAW for linux based users. It it now available for windows , OSX-Mac & linux x86 & 64 bit.
• Audio Engineers
Ardour's core user group: people who want to record, edit, mix and
master audio and MIDI projects. When you need complete control over
your tools, when the limitations of other designs get in the way,
when you plan to spend hours or days working on a session, Ardour
is there to make things work the way you want them to.
Being the best tool to record talented performers on actual
instruments has always been a top priority for Ardour. Rather than
being focused on electronic and pop music idioms, Ardour steps out
of the way to encourage the creative process to remain where it
always has been: a musician playing a carefully designed and well
• Soundtrack Editors
Sample accurate sync and shared transport control with video playback
tools allows Ardour to provide a fast and natural environment for
creating and editing soundtracks for film and video projects.
Arrange audio and MIDI using the same tools and same workflow. Use
external hardware synthesizers or software instruments as sound sources.
From sound design to electro-acoustic composition to dense multitrack
MIDI editing, Ardour can help.
• Audio and MIDI Multi-Track Recording and Editing
Any number of tracks and busses. Non-linear editing. Non-destructive
(and destructive!) recording. Any bit depth, any sample rate. Dozens
of file formats.
• Plugins with Full Sample Accurate Automation
AudioUnit, LV2, LinuxVST and LADSPA formats. FX plugins. Software
instruments. MIDI processors. Automate any parameters. Physically
manipulate them via control surfaces. Distribute processing across
as many (or as few) cores as you want.
• Transport Sync and External Control Surfaces
Best-in-industry sync to MIDI timecode and LTC. Send and receive MIDI
Machine Control. Sync with JACK transport and MIDI clock. Dedicated
Mackie Control protocol support, pre-defined mappings for many MIDI
controllers plus dynamic MIDI learn. Use OSC to drive almost any
operation in Ardour.
• Powerful Anywhere-to-Anywhere Signal Routing
Complex signal flows are simple and elegant. Inputs and outputs connect
to your hardware and/or other applications. Use sends, inserts and
returns freely. Connections can be one-to-many, many-to-one or many-to
many. Tap signal flows at any point. If you can't connect in the way you
want with Ardour, it probably can't be done.
• Video Timeline
Import a single video and optionally extract the soundtrack from it.
Display a frame-by-frame (thumbnail) timeline of the video. Use a Video
monitor window, or full-screen display, of the imported video in sync
with any of the available ardour timecode sources. 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.
What's New in Version 5.0: