[ardour-users] [LAU] SAE Institute of Technology Sponsors Ardour!

David Baron d_baron at 012.net.il
Tue Jun 12 05:26:47 PDT 2007

This published on the harmony-central.com site:

SAE Institute has agreed to become a corporate sponsor of Ardour, the open 
source digital audio workstation project. This major sponsorship ensures 
continual development of Ardour as a free, community-based audio recording 
and production software. Ardour has previously received corporate support 
from Solid State Logic and Harrison, but has primarily relied on donations 
from the public and the dedication of creator Paul Davis.

This new initiative will support the further development of Ardour to become a 
viable DAW alternative for home and professional studio users, freely 
available to anyone. Development aims include a more integrated experience on 
Mac OS X. A separate version is intended to be developed which will be 
tailored towards beginner students, whilst also being available to anyone and 
staying compatible with the main branch of Ardour.

Ardour is a native multitrack recording, editing and mixing software. It 
includes a powerful mixer, automation as well as flexible routing and 
hardware independency through the underlying JACK audio system. Ardour offers 
various synchronisation options, varispeed playback, flexible editing options 
and many more features usually found in commercial products. Ardour supports 
a wide range of audio-for-video features such as video-synced playback and 
pullup/pulldown sample rates. There are also powerful features such as 
"persistent undo," multi-language support, and destructive track punching 
modes that aren't available on other platforms. The software is currently 
available on Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Above all, Ardour strives to meet the needs of professional users.

SAE is looking forward to supporting a strong open source project. SAE CEO Tom 
Misner comments, "The audio community will benefit from a viable open source 
alternative to established DAW products. For a while now some of our staff 
worldwide have been exploring and using Ardour and I have received positive 
feedback about this software. It has always been our priority to give our 
students access to a wide variety of systems. Ardour will be a great addition 
to our existing industry-standard Digital Audio Workstations."

For more information, visit their web site at http://www.sae.edu.
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