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Ardour 2.3

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Paul Davis introduces the 2.3 version of the Linux sequencer Ardour.


Changes since 2.2:
  • Significant New Features
    • audio analysis framework
    • rhythm ferret
    • tab-to-transient
    • new glue-region-to-musical-time option
    • set-tempo-from-region and set-tempo-from-edit-range
    • new boost-region-gain and cut-region-gain operations
    • LV2 support

  • Improvements
    • waveforms are outlined
    • a real splash screen
    • keybinding changes
    • ctrl-click on nudge buttons moves playhead
    • add a Restore Defaults button to the theme manager
    • beautification of multi-duplicate dialog, tempo dialog, meter dialog
    • keep verbose canvas cursor within the editor canvas visible area
    • provide instructional hint for the shortcut editor
    • fix keybindings on OS X to allow use of arrow keys with modifiers
    • OS X native version now finds control surface support modules
    • moving fade in/out points makes the fade in/out active
    • font size changes throughout
    • show loop & punch locations properly in Locations dialog
    • use a separate drag rect for cd marker bar, show cd marker details on load in location ui
    • rationalize all region selection for editor operations
    • sessions now have their "nominal sample rate" stored; if you load a session while JACK is running at the wrong rate, there will be a warning dialog
    • changing track heights now applies to all selected tracks

  • Bug Fixes
    • fix misdisplay of track control headers
    • don't crash if history refers to a location that no longer exists
    • prevent errors when reactivating deactivated tracks
    • prevent excessively long track names from conflicting with JACK port name restrictions
    • fix missing static mutex initialization that causes 100% CPU use on Leopard
    • fix use of template selection from new session dialog
    • fix up JACK discovery on systems (OS X) with an inadequate PATH setting
    • fix invisible cursor in selected track name entry box
    • Fix reversed bounds check in Region::adjust_to_sync (), regions with a sync point snap to the sync point again.
    • Workaround for gui hang when adding gain points (#2048)
    • recognize ambisonic files (.amb) as candidates for import
    • fix loading of VST plugins in older (2.1 and earlier) sessions
    • fix align_selection_relative() to use regions once only, and in the correct order
    • "Set Range Selection" in per-region context (sub)menu now uses all selected regions, not just the first one
    • fix OS X native crashes with gain points, canvas updating and more.
    • fix crash when closing a session that had a selected marker

Linux users building from source should note that this release sees a new library requirement. Ardour now requires your system to have the FFT library FFTW3 ("Fastest Fourier Transform in the West") library installed. You will need both the double precision and single precision versions (typically called fftw3 and fftw3f). You will need the development versions of these libraries. Some linux distributions put both fftw3 and fftw3f inside the same package, so get the fftw3 first and don't worry if there doesn't seem to be an fftw3f equivalent.
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