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Ardour Comments

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.

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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.

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