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Impressed with Ardour 5

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I am recently moving from Bitwig (say no more) and am looking for alternative software and i must say that i am impressed with Ardour 5. The payment system is very fair by allowing the user/s to pay what they think it is worth which is a good and honest model which is clearly working. Ardour is working seamlessly on linux and, after playing around with the demo, will definately be contributing to this project in the near future.


Not Freemium

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Author is just charging money for builds.

There's a link to the source code on the same page as the purchase link, it's not hard to compile.

And if you use Linux, it's in nearly every distro's official repo.



Comment by mihaelkyeah
about Ardour · Dec 2016 ·

The free version doesn't have full functionality as it goes silent every 10 minutes.
Would donationware be a valid new category for licence type?
(If it isn't already.)


Will never run on Windows

Comment by endolith
about Ardour · Dec 2013 ·

There's no reason why it can't run on Windows, except that the author ideologically refuses to support anything Microsoft. He then complains constantly about lack of funding, which is basically his own fault for refusing to support 80% of the market. I'm not sure why I donated money to this project; I never actually used it.

From version 5.0 Windows is supported! :D

That's great! But I switched to buying Reaper a long time ago. :/


Out of any of the DAWs I like this one the most, since I ca ...

Comment by Aaron
about Ardour · Jun 2011 ·

Out of any of the DAWs I like this one the most, since I can run it on Ubuntu. I am still trying to get good at using it, but it has more than most programs. It has a lot of effects, and just many things that you can do in it. I really like it.