Ardour Free Digital Audio Workstation

Ardour is a free digital audio workstation that offers many features not found in my favorite audio program, Audacity ( Its many features include:

  • Unlimited audio tracks and buses
  • Non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo
  • Many standard audio formats (WAV, AIFF, Raw, SoundForge W64, GNU Octave, and about 8 more)*
  • More than 200 LADSA & LV2 plugins
  • MIDI CC control (not offered by Audacity)
  • Video-synced playback

It is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux machines

Although it is free, the developers strongly suggest that you pay for it when you download it. The amount is up to you though. I plan to download and evaluate when I have time, and I will pay a modest sum when I download it. When I have had time to play with it for a while I will write another blog about it. If you have used Ardour please post your comments about it.

You may download Ardour at:

*Support for Ogg/Vorbis is planned for the near future.


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