[Ardour-Users] Ardour 4.1 released

©raig ®au craigerau at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 12:11:21 PDT 2015

It's beautiful... Thanks!

Favorite feature do far... Trim knob in mixer strip. Genius.

Craig Rau
On Jun 25, 2015 11:40 AM, "Paul Davis" <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

> The Ardour project is pleased to announce the release of 4.1. This release
> contains several new features, both internally and in the user interface,
> and a slew of bug fixes worthy of your attention. Encouragingly, we also
> have one of our longest ever contributor lists for this release.
> We had hoped to be on a roughly monthly release cycle after the release of
> 4.0, but collaborations with other organizations delayed 4.1 by nearly a
> month. Hopefully, we will release 4.2 before the end of July.
> As usual, it can be found at
>    http://ardour.org/download
> New Functionality Input Gain Control Ardour's mixer now includes an input
> gain control. In tracks, it is positioned after the signal flow to/from
> disk, and so affects the signal heard both when recording and during
> playback. It can be found in the mixer strip, near the top (honoring the
> top-to-bottom visual and signal flow).
> Playback- or Capture-only device support for ALSA & Coreaudio It is now
> possible to use Ardour's native audio/midi backends for Linux and OS X with
> devices that only provide playback or capture, but not both. This can be
> useful, for example, when editing using a pair of USB headphones, where
> recording is not required.
> Save AsArdour finally offers "real Save As", which will allow you to save
> the current session to a new location on disk. Several options are
> available, notably whether or not to copy all the audio/MIDI files to the
> new location or share them with the existing session. It is also possible
> to create an empty version of the current session this way. "Rename" now
> also works more reliably.
> The operation named "Save As" in previous versions has been retitled
> "Snapshot (& switch to new version)". Regular snapshotting continues to be
> available as "Snapshot (& keep working on current version)"
> Windows assembler metering support. Metering is one of the most
> CPU-intensive operations done by Ardour, second only to running plugins. On
> Linux and OS X, this has been done using hand-written assembler code (more
> or less the lowest level of programming language that exists). Ardour 4.1
> now has similar code for Windows, thanks to Grygorii Zharun of Waves Audio. User
> Interface Changes Waveform rendering Waveform rendering has been
> dramatically sped up. In addition, the user interface no longer waits for
> the images of waveforms to be drawn, but can continue operations while they
> are generated in the background. This dramatically speeds up scrolling,
> both vertically and horizontally, though you may see brief intervals of
> time when specific regions are shown without a waveform. It will appear
> very quickly, normally just a fraction of a second.
> Stationary playhead option Activated via the main menu's Transport
> submenu..
> Layering: later is higher Ardour 2 contained several different models for
> layering overlapping regions, which Ardour 3 simplified down to just one,
> most easily termed "manual layering". Ardour 4.1 sees the return of one of
> the additional layering modes, "later is higher", which puts regions with
> later start positions higher. No layering model is perfect for every
> workflow, but we hope that the return of this one will be useful for many
> relatively common ways of working.
> hi-DPI support, part one People on all platforms with high resolution
> displays (e.g. Retina on OS X) will now find far fewer "ugly" icons and
> text in the user interface. The support will scale up to any sized display.
> hi-DPI support, part twoLinux and Windows users have always been able to
> use the font-scaling control to scale almost a lot of the GUI to their own
> personal preference. This has now been extended by making many elements of
> the GUI size themselves using the chosen font size as a reference, rather
> than absolute pixels, allowing it to work as you would expect even on
> hi-DPI displays.
> OS X users with Retina don't have this option, but the GUI will still
> automatically display appropriately for their hi-DPI display.
> Relative snap this makes it possible to move objects around without
> changing their relationship to the grid. It is activated by using a
> keyboard modifier while dragging, which defaults to: Linux/Windows:
> Alt-Window OS X: Shift-Option. The modifier can be changed in the
> Preferences dialog (User Interaction tab)
> X-run counter in status bar For those who don't know, "x-run" is a term
> that stands for "overrun or underrun", which describes a condition where
> the computer fails to keep up with the flow of information required by the
> audio interface. An overrun is where the computer fails to read incoming
> audio fast enough; an underrun is where the computer fails to deliver audio
> fast enough. You should ideally never see any x-runs on a properly
> configured system, but we don't all live in an ideal world.
> Plugin parameter reset button In a generic plugin GUI, Ardour now shows a
> button that will reset all plugin parameters back to their default value
> (as best as the default can be determined).
> Allow deletion of MIDI Program Changes using the Delete keyPeak meters
> now have sample-accurate fall-off, no visual jitterAutomation-lane
> log-scale parameter supportNew 0dBFS peak meter
> Tap tempo When editing or adding a tempo, the dialog now offers the
> chance to tap the tempo you want to use. Remove time This editing
> operation removes silence and audio from the edit point, and then moves
> later material earlier. It can optionally move markers, tempo and meter
> points etc. as well. Fixes No more x-runs & noise on session-open/closeNote:
> JACK 1 users may still experience occasional noise during session open.
> Fix stuck midi notes during save/auto-save Fix stuck midi notes if
> loop-range is present
> Various MCP improvements & tweaks
>    - panner width behaviour fixed
>    - Control key puts v-pot into "fine" mode
>    - Clean up profile editor to remove things that don't/can't work
>    - Add an option for the MCP .device file to set the master position
>    - Allow the removal of key bindings in the profile editor
> Properly display JACK buffersize When jackd is already running, the
> Audio/Midi Setup dialog now displays the current buffersize correctly
> (previously it always showed 1024).
> Fix importing old A2/A3 automation Fix Non Session Manager support
> VST plugins are now searched for using a case insensitive comparison of
> their filename extensionThis matters when plugins are on filesystems that
> are case-sensitive
> Relax gain/fader LPF to 25Hz (was 10Hz)Gain changes now happen faster.
> Most people won't hear the difference, but trained audio engineers will
> know what to look for.
> Fix monitor-section polarity invert Fix crash when switching backends.
> Developers
> Robin Gareus, Paul Davis, Nick Mainsbridge, Colin Fletcher, John Emmas,
> Ben Loftis, Len Ovens, Tim Mayberry, David Robillard, Johannes Mueller,
> Grygorii Zharun, Valeriy Kamyshniy, Nils Philippsen, A. Hellquist, Nimal
> Ratnayake.
> Czech translation update (Pavel Frich). Axiom 61 midi map (Edgar
> Aichinger).
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