Free, "Open Source" Audio Recording Software, Ardour

For all of you open source freaks out there, Ardour is a free, digital audio recording software programmed by members of an open source community. Its roughly-constructed home page states:

Ardour capabilities include: multichannel recording, non-linear, non-destructive region based editing with unlimited undo/redo, full automation support, a mixer whose capabilities rival high end hardware consoles, lots of plugins to warp, shift and shape your music, and controllable from hardware control surfaces at the same time as it syncs to timecode.
Not too shabby. Perhaps I’ll check it out once it’s further along… Could Ardour stick it to music editing giants like Linux did to Microsoft? ]]>






6 responses to “Free, "Open Source" Audio Recording Software, Ardour”

  1. Mike Avatar

    If you want to learn more about Ardour, here’s an excellent article in the Linux Journal describing its features in detail:
    Introducing Ardour

    Or, try:


  2. Taybin Rutkin Avatar

    Ardour is also being ported to MacOSX. It’s running, but requires some unreleased software. Hopefully, that’ll be cleared up in a couple weeks.

  3. Mike Avatar

    Taybin, Thanks for the update, that’s good to know. Keep us posted!

  4. jack Avatar

    Can anyone tell me if ardour work in windows xp home

    1. John Avatar

      If you're serious about audio recording and want to give it a shot, ditch XP and try it under Linux. No viruses on your audio rig. Or get a Mac and have the standard audio recording rig, but plan on spending some money. You could get a cheap used PC and throw linux on there and try ardour out. Last time I checked, it didn't seem like it was up to snuff for a pro recording studio, but I hope that is changing. If I could get rid of my Macs for audio recording, I'd be tempted to go all Linux.

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