[Ardour-Users] Announcing Ardour 3 Beta 5 ported to FreeBSD

Marcel Bonnet marcelbonnet at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 17:52:18 PST 2012

On 20 December 2012 12:03, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-12-20 at 09:51 -0200, Marcel Bonnet wrote:
>> Hi folks. I'm new in this list, but just in case if there are other
>> FreeBSD users waiting or trying to build a fresh Ardour 3 Beta, you
>> may find instructions and the required ports I've just made here:
>> http://linuxhomestudio.com.br/freebsd/articles/ardour3b5/ardour3b5.html
> Welcome Marcel :)

Thank you very much!
And sorry for taking too long to reply.

> I already read about it at freebsd-multimedia at FreeBSD.org , thank you
> for the effort. However, on Linux I use Ardour 2 only, it's more to my
> taste at the moment. I suspect that I'll stay with Linux for audio,
> since the abilities of Linux audio already are on a professional
> standard, I guess FreeBSD isn't ready yet for pro audio. Or is it?
> I only try to get FreeBSD run, because there's a driver for my HDSPe
> AIO, that might have better ADAT support for my card, than the Linux
> driver has got.
> If there are any interesting links about pro-audio and FreeBSD, you
> might send them to the list, or at least send them off-list to me.

Ralf, I don't feel confident enough to tell you if FreeBSD is already
a pro standard or not as I'm not a developer, but for now just a user
who loves that system! I read a lot of articles (this is one I
remember http://wiki.freebsd.org/Sound ) about the effort of the
multimedia developers.
For me it's a question of taste: I like the system, it's very well
documented, I like the third part software manager (the ports
collection) and the whole job of the FreeBSD Foundations looks
For the other side, since FreeBSD 8 (maybe two years ago) we now have
a brand new USB stack by Hans Peter Selasky: it solved a lot of
problems and make the use of high speed devices possible. The same guy
made a driver for usb audio (2.0 compliant) devices and a usb midi
which works over Jack.
So as a user's point of view, our USB audio and MIDI is quite good.
I've made some tests and I'm satisfied with the results and I'm very
confident to migrate from a windows daw to freebsd (thanks to Ardour
and Jackit too!). Just a hint: I have a home studio, so the risks are
not that big!
> Regards,
> Ralf

Marcel Bonnet

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