[Ardour-Users] Ardour 4.0 rc3

Bruno Ruviaro bruviaro at scu.edu
Sat Apr 11 02:55:00 PDT 2015

Testing here on Ubuntu 14.04.

No problems so far, only one minor thing: when I duplicate an audio region *and
then* open fader automation, the 'mirror' waveform of this duplicated
region sometimes does not show up in the automation track (see screenshot).
The missing waveform does show up after I do something like splitting the
region, or altering the automation track's size.

[image: Inline image 1]

A few other general impressions / comments:

* In Ardour 3, a single click sufficed to create a new automation point in
Object mode (now called "Grab" mode). I see that this behavior has been
moved to "Draw" mode.  In the new "Grab" mode it is still possible, but
harder, to create new automation points (only possible when the mouse is
moved directly over the line, when pointer changes from "hand" to "cross").
Would it be a problem to keep the previous behavior in Grab mode? (that is,
a single click anywhere on the automation track creates a new automation

* Tooltip text for "Internal Edit Mode" says "edit notes and gain curves
inside regions". This seems to suggest we should be able to edit gain
curves (Region Gain) in that mode, but we do not see Gain Curves when in
Internal Edit Mode. The only way to see and edit Gain Curves is in Draw

* I like the concept of Draw mode as the go-to place for both track
automation curves and Region Gain curves (thus abolishing the old "Draw
Region Gain" mode).

* Echoing a previous poster, I would also miss "N" as the out-of-the-box
shortcut for Normalize.

Looking forward to this release! Thanks for all the work put into it.


On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 6:11 AM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>

> A release candidate for the upcoming version 4.0 is now available on the
> nightly site at
>                http://nightly.ardour.org/
> This message isn't going to describe all the changes in 4.0 - that will
> wait for the official release - but we would like to ask more people to
> check out this build and verify that we didn't miss anything really obvious.
> A few quick points:
>     * Yes, you can parallel install this as usual, along side any other
> version of Ardour, whether
>           it came from ardour.org or anywhere else.
>      * There are builds for Linux, OS X and Windows
>      * Only subscribers get access to the full, unrestricted binaries.
>      * The free binaries have a different limitation than we've used in
> the past. They now
>            will save + restore plugin state normally, but they will go
> silent after 10 minutes.
>            You can ask for 5 minutes more, and so on. We made this change
> to avoid
>            people accidentally destroying valuable plugin settings while
> testing the latest
>            build to check for bug fixes.
>      * Version 4 will not use the same configuration/preferences folder as
> Version 3. It will offer
>            to copy all relevant files from an Ardour 3.x
> configuration/preferences folder when it
>            starts up. If you decide to copy them, you'll have to restart
> Ardour immediately after
>            that.
>      * As usual, there is no support for the Windows builds
> If you test 4.0-rc3 with existing sessions, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a
> backup copy of the session first. We don't know of any remaining problems
> when loading existing sessions, but we don't want our wonderful testers to
> lose any important work. Your testing will help ensure that our conclusion
> that 4.0 is ready is really correct.
> It would be really great if more people could give 4.0-rc3 a spin and
> verify that it installs and runs for them. We hope to release Ardour 4.0 in
> a couple of days if there are no major issues reported.
> thanks,
> --p
> _______________________________________________
> Ardour-Users mailing list
> ardour-users at lists.ardour.org
> To unsubscribe  or change your mailing preferences please visit:
> http://lists.ardour.org/listinfo.cgi/ardour-users-ardour.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.ardour.org/pipermail/ardour-users-ardour.org/attachments/20150411/de2fe75e/attachment-0002.htm>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image.png
Type: image/png
Size: 26053 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.ardour.org/pipermail/ardour-users-ardour.org/attachments/20150411/de2fe75e/attachment-0002.png>

More information about the Ardour-Users mailing list