Open-source multiplatform DAW
|Operating system||Linux, Mac OS/X|
|Use||Digital Audio Workstation|
Ardour is a complete Digital Audio Workstation similar to Pro-Tools, Nuendo, and Logic.
- Designed to work with JACK, ALSA on Linux and Core Audio on OS X.
- Internal chip sets and most external sound cards supported
- Sample data is maintained internally in 32-bit floating point format
- Multichannel recording and mixing
- Partial support for VSTi's
- Support for over thirty different audio codecs
- Utilization of custom audio file database manager
- Mixing realies directly on the hardware and automated plugins
- Timeline layout with trimming, crossfading, time-stretching, and splitting
- Integration with JACK makes mastering with tools like JAMin possible
- LADSPA support for over 100 DSP effects including, simple filters, analog flangers, and multiband EQ's.
- Open-source nature allows the DAW to be ported to multiple platforms including Mac OS/X.
- Main window this is a screenshot of Ardours main application window
Ardour is written entirely in C++. The GUI is written using the gtkmm C++ wrapper. The application contains 160,000 lines of code, including 3rd party development efforts. Ardour makes heavy use of libsigc++ as a way to provide anonymous coupling between various application components.
The lastest version supports limited MIDI timestamp codes, etc.
- Ardour official website of the new digital audio workstation