[ardour-users] Is Ardour Invented Yet?

vanDongen/Gilcher gml at xs4all.nl
Sat Mar 26 13:24:37 PST 2005

On Saturday 26 March 2005 02:07, Jan Depner wrote:

> > One more:
> > The Ardour web site says something to the effect that "Ardour is NOT an
> > audio editor".  What the heck does that mean?
>     It really isn't an audio editor, it's a multitrack recorder.  It
> does this really well.  It will do cut and paste and some other stuff
> but it's main function is recording.  

What it means is that ardour is not a soundfile editor. There is very little 
destructive editing. 
It _is_ an editor in the sense that any DAW is an editor. This is more like  a 
layout/DTP program than a drawing program. Ardour has very good support for 
non linear editing IMHO. It is much more than a multitrack recorder. 
What it is lacking at the moment is a set of tools  for loop-based sample type 
music. Beat/tempo detection, tempo based location of regions, that kind of 
stuff. This means you have to slice and dice your breakbeats by hand. 
But the mouse-brush combined with a tempo grid is great for this stuff, it is 
just a pain if you want to change the tempo later.

Basically it is ProTools 4/5 with improvements, not logic or cubase.


Also read your .ardour/ardour.rc to see the key bindings, print it out.

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