Ardour 2.8.3 no longer includes (a modified version
of) libsndfile, but relies on the system installed
version. You need at least version 1.0.18, and you
should ensure that it was built with FLAC and Ogg/Vorbis
support if you want Ardour to be able to use these
formats. The simplest test of this is to run
sndfile-info(1) on a FLAC and Ogg/Vorbis sample file
and ensure that it can read the contents.
- Ardour can now open un-writable sessions
without complaining. This includes sessions on
read-only media and those for which write access
is not granted to the user.
- Support FLAC & Ogg/Vorbis import and export
(via system libsndfile).
- Provide jdelay-based hardware/port insert
latency measurement (note: this is not
automatic, but is initiated by the user in the
- Enable very basic automation for On/Off
plugin parameters. Write and Read modes only (no
Touch, graphical editing is not allowed). It is
a little crude but better than none at all and
can only get better.
- OSC API now supports add locate command.
- The OS X builds include a fix for a crashing
bug in the Pango font handling library. This
would often occur during zoom operations.
- Plugin/send/insert displays in mixer strips
should now always list the correct items.
- Change keybindings to more closely match
- Make keybindings pay attention only to
"relevant" modifiers (i.e. ignore numlock).
- When loading a template, make sure the user
template directory exists.
- Add track-record-enable-toggle action to
menu, to make it actually bindable.
- Fixup creation of tracks/busses with > 2
channels from track templates.
- Simplify waveform choices menu.
- Compiles cleanly with gcc4.4 patches.
- Limit group button width.
- "In" and "out" as part of a port name should
not be translatable by default, since it will
break session portability. French & Polish users
who need to get old sessions that have these
names translated and need to keep them working
should set the environment variable
force old behaviour.
- Transpose appears in the popup region
context menu as well as the Regions menu.
- Auto-* buttons now have a fixed size.
- Keep the transient auto-analyse dialog from
showing up more than once per launch of Ardour.
- Fix some actions that need to be sensitive
depending on the existence of selected tracks.
- Save and recall rectified waveform view
- Make tearoff windows still forward key
events (and thus bindings still work).
- Make big clock window into a utility window,
not a menu.
- Bad syntax in LV2 RDF files no longer causes
crash on startup.
- Apply button made clickable when modifying
the meter marker at the start of the session.
- Fix import channel->track Mapping option so
it follows the region/track menu selection.
- Add shortcuts to both SYSTEM and USER
- Correctly display wastebasket content size.
- Reinstate export-region which was lost.
- Make zoom-to-region more straightforward.
- Fix logic in undo, redo and swapping of
visual state changes.
- Add "all" items to track right click context
menu instead of relying on the -all- edit/mix
- New Session/Startup dialog changes:
- If no interface has been identified
previously, put the audio setup tab as the
- If JACK is not running and no interface
has ever been chosen, show JUST the audio
setup tab. once JACK is successfully.
- Properly handle situation where use opts
not to load a session because of SR
- Better (less crash-prone) behaviour when
JACK fails to start from "within" ardour.
- Freesound mootcher patch (it might work
- LV2 external UIs supported.
- LV2 epp logarithmic parameters handled.
- LADSPA log parameters default values set
- Handle localized decimal indicator in
- I/O buttons now show connection state a bit
- Edit group visibility maintained in session
- Better behaviour of the splash window with
the Ion WM (activated by setting the environment
- "About" window set as transient for editor.
- Prevent sends/inserts from ever being
renamed to the same name as a track/bus.
- Make handling of session and history files
more robust across ardour versions.
- Don't allow crossfade point dragging to
create illegal values.
- Allow DIST_LIBDIR to override LIBDIR during
- Updated russian translation from Alexandre
- Updated french translation from RaphaŽl
- Tweaks to german translation.
Ardour is a free digital audio
workstation. You can use it to record, edit and mix
multi-track audio. Produce your own CDs. Mix video
soundtracks. Experiment with new ideas about music
and sound. Generate sound installations for 12
speaker gallery shows. Have Fun.