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Ardour 4, General Sequencer from Ardour.

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Ardour 4 DAW is out on all platforms

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Ardour 4 has been released and is now officially available on Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and for the first time on Windows.

What’s new and improved in Ardour 4 DAW:

  • JACK is no longer required, but it can still be used
  • Revamped user interface with vector icons and fonts and a more modern look ; note that themes from the previous version are no longer supported
  • Decreased memory used
  • New GUI customization engine
  • Ardour can now be used with Jack, Alsa, ASIO and CoreAudio with the ability to swap backend during the session
  • MIDI edit improvements: latency measurement, support for plug-ins with MIDI outputs, mixed Audio/MIDI tracks, improved edit with the mouse, time effects (crescendo…)
  • Improved audio edit: Ripple mode, Split tool, simplified zoom, etc.
  • AU and VST plug-in scan is now longer automatic at first launch in order to avoir crashes. Manual scan is possible and plug-ins that fail will be blacklisted
  • Improved Loop mode, tap tempo, marker navigation shortcuts
  • Updated video framerate counter
  • Support for Qcon, Mackie Control and Akai MPK61 controllers

Ardour is a free and open source DAW, it is available as a donationware with a minimum of $1. A demo version is available for download from ardour.org, it will cut the sound every 10 minutes.

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