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Ardour v8.6.0 WiN X64 screenshot
WiN X64 | AudioZ Exclusive | 81.95 MB
Ardour's source code is free, but the pre-compiled, ready-to-use program is paid.

Ardour is an open source, collaborative effort of a worldwide team including musicians, programmers, and professional recording engineers. Development is transparent — anyone can watch our work as it happens. Like a good piece of vintage hardware, you can open the box and look inside. Of course, you don't have to … but one day the fact that anybody can will be useful.

8.6 is a hotfix release to correct a drawing bug that was not noticed/fixed before 8.5. It also corrects a crashing bug that can occur when using JACK2.

Ardour 8.6 is available now for Linux, Windows, and macOS. This is another "small" release without major new features, largely because our two lead developers continue to be busy with things linked to future releases.


Improvements to AAF import support.
Make it easier to use Ardour --gdb on linux by handling SIG32 automatically.
Do not include hidden plugin in plugin-list.
Use session-file version as part of backup file names in backup/ folder.
General MIDI MIDNAM file now includes drum names.
Display grid lines for triplets/quintuplets/septuplets.
When nudging a single control point, locate to the new position to make the time/position clear.
Add support for pitch bend to Reasonable Synth.

Bug Fixes:

If "show snapped cursor" is disabled, do not blink the snapped cursor during drags.
Fix Snapping quintuplets and septuplets 2x factor grid: fix quintuplets 2x factor (septuplets still don't draw properly).
Update unversal legal path rule for windows (to avoid illegal file names there).
Add missing horizontal separator after last track header.
Work around itstools bug #9648.
Fix undefined symbol when built with VST3 disabled.
Disable broken septuplet option.
Adding new route in front now works as intended (#9651).
Fix jump to next/prev bar.
Discard untitled sessions even when not quitting Ardour.
Refilling buffers after edits now avoids gaps in audio data.
Set correct Timecode widget name.
Half-baked automation-point nudge.
Fix loading session by relative path.
Accumulate IO port-change signals return values.
Prevent crashes when trying to add/remove IOPlug ports.
Fix a -Wincompatible-pointer-types.
Ellipsize inactive track-header name-label (#9674).
Prevent double-click on the pianoroll to toggle track height.
Clarify that there are no archive file format options.
Fix crashing file dialogs - fdopen(3) requires _POSIX_C_SOURCE.
Set default time domain to Audiotime to sidestep various MusicTime issues.
Fix solo controller for Monitor bus.
Fix potential memory corruption in AVX512f DSP.

Fixes & Changes in GTK/YTK:

Add option to enable G/YTK debug.
YTK is not interested in system-wide GTK Modules.
Use G_ENABLE_DEBUG with default debug builds.
Update ydk-pixbuf, backport upstream changes to io-xpm #9642.
Ardour no longer uses gtk modules.

Lua Scripting:

Add Lua API to conveniently set automation data.
Add additional Lua bindings for interpolation.
Return Lua system-exec exit status.
Add Lua bindings to set session range.
Update Lua Action scripts from local file when possible.
Add Lua API to set plugin properties.
Add Lua API to query plugin properties.
Add example script to exercise Plugin Properties.

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  Resident 14.09.2013 11 568
this is harisson mixbus without the make up lolz
  Member 25.06.2021 1 420
Quite the contrary, Ardour was released in 2005 and some people that developed it were later involved with Harrison Mixbus, which was released in 2009.
be kind :)
  Resident 26.09.2012 3 1731
but i like pizza.
  Member 25.06.2021 1 420
veeeeery nice
be kind :)
  Resident 14.09.2013 11 568
Reverse my brain I was trying to say that this is the egg that gave birth to Harrison Mixbus

supposed to model some famous Harrisson console but it just some liptick that was slapped on ardour wich was dev long ago
  Member 25.06.2021 1 420
oh my bad, I misunderstood
be kind :)
  Member 15.06.2015 2 83
If you can donate as little as $1 a month, please buy the paid version. It's a lot of great software for the money and roughly two cups of coffee a year you give the devs in return.
  Supplier 29.05.2023 1 13
Definitely donate to them if you like it. I think its a good program. However, unlesss you've ventured into Unix land you may not know it. Hopefully this copy convinces you to support them!
  Supplier 29.05.2023 1 13
Not you, specifically line.level, just any person reading this..

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