[ardour-dev] o'reilly

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Feb 15 16:55:11 PST 2005

.... so basically, the answers are:

>> -- How many people are actively using Ardour in day-to-day operations?  In
>> other words, what's the installed base right now?

tiny. basically insignificant. 

>> -- How many downloads of Ardour have there been?

tens of thousands. currently on the order of 200 per day from
ardour.org alone, and more from each Linux distribution download
system. there is, of course, no way to know how many are actually
used. a reasonable guess might be 1-5%.

>> -- Are there any "high profile" users?  For example, did Green Day record
>> their latest and greatest using Ardour?

closest i've heard of is stereolab (UK) using ardour to track a couple
of their albums. and of course, Ron Parker's Mirror Image studio in
Minneapolis, which was featured in Sound on Sound last year, is doing
commercial recording with Ardour on a daily basis. See:


Ardour has also been featured on the cover of Linux Journal, Computer
Music Journal, and has been referenced in Electronic Musician and Mix.


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