Ardour: Professional Digital Audio Workstation

Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application.

Ardour's intention is to provide digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use.
As Ardour is a free and open source software application anyone can read and modify the source code of the program. This allowed the first port of Ardour to Mac OS X to be carried out by someone previously uninvolved with the Ardour project. Ardour attempts to adhere to industry standards to maximize functionality and ease portability.

Some of its features: 

  • Unlimited audio tracks and buses
  • Non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo
  • Anything-to-anywhere signal routing
  • Unlimited pre- and post-fader plugins
  • 32 bit floating point audio path
  • Automatic track delay compensation
  • Sample accurate automation
  • Standard file formats (BWF, WAV, WAV64, AIFF, CAF & more ...)
  • Full AudioUnit plugin support on OS X
  • More than 200 LADSPA & LV2 plugins freely available
  • Support for Windows VST plugins available
  • MIDI CC control with 1 click
  • Level 2 MIDI Machine Control
  • MIDI Timecode (MTC) Master or Slave
  • Full integration with all JACK applications
  • Video-synced playback, pull up/pull down 
  • No copy-protection
  • Distributed, world-wide development
  • Released under the GPL
  • Source code for everyone
  • Open XML session file format
  • On OS X, works with any CoreAudio supported audio hardware
  • On Linux, works with any ALSA/FFADO-supported audio hardware
  • Network audio (full fidelity over local network or long haul with CELT) via NetJack
Ardour can be used on  Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD and is available for download in most distributions' repositories.

Or you can download it at their website

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