Record, Edit and Mix Audio Using Latest Ardour 6.2 Release

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Ardour Digital Audio Workstation aka DAW application recently released the first maintenance release version 6.2 after its major release Ardour 6.0 which was released earlier.

This minor release consists of a bunch of bug fixes and includes some new features as well. Before you read what’s new in this release, in case you are not aware, Ardour is a digital audio workstation app which can be used to record, edit, cut, mix, compose audio from various sources such as a keyboard, etc. It is open-sourced; used by Audio Engineers, Musicians, Soundtrack editors, composers. Being an open-source audio project, its development team consists of musicians, developers all around the work.


Here’s a summary of changes in Ardour 6.2. Please note that there was no version 6.1 release and it comes directly after Ardour 6.0 major release.

What’s New in Ardour 6.2

is is primarily a maintenance release, containing a few dozen bug fixes and a couple of new features. MIDI Clock is now working better (both as a source and for transport control). Reverse MIDI playback works again, as does opening files from the macOS Finder, and some audible blips when changing transport state are now gone. There’s a new “Recent Plugins” panel in the mixer, complete with statistics about plugin use. There a couple of new control surfaces with support, and updated translations for 5 languages.

New Changes

  • Plugin list in the mixer view can now toggle between “Favorite”, “Recent” and “Popular” (based on your own usage).
  • “Insert random noise bursts” option in the export dialog allows you to deliver non-publishable mixes to clients for preview.
  • New option to control the placement of ellipses within long track names.
  • New script to read Scala files and generate MIDI Tuning Standard system exclusive messages.

Bug Fixes

  • “goto-mark-x” action now available for binding in the mixer.
  • Certain unconventional and sometimes invisible characters in session names no longer lead to undefined behavior.
  • “Loop Range” action in marker menu now works as intended.
  • When carrying out various MIDI editing on linked regions, be sure to apply them only once to the MIDI data shared by all the regions.
  • Control surface/protocol names now shown in alphabetical order.
  • Improve situation with deciding on which language to use for translation on macOS when user has more than one lanugage in use.
  • Improved accuracy for MIDI Clock output.
  • Keep aux send names when duplicating tracks.
  • Retain connections to MIDI ports marked for use as control data.
  • Automatically switch to input metering for MIDI tracks when they are record-enabled (like audio tracks).
  • Plugin preset is now marked modified when LV2 plugin parameters are modified, even if done directly by the plugin.
  • man page updated.
  • Updates to the unastudia theme.
  • Emphasize beat lines via modified theme colors.

Check out the complete release notes here.

How to Download and Install Ardour 6.2

Before you download, please note that the Free version of Ardour Periodically goes silent after 10 minutes. You can, however, pay as low as $1 per month to remove the “silence” lock and get the complete version; which is in my opinion is good as the application is very robust and help the developers as well.

Ardour 6.2 is available in the below link and once you provide your email address, you will get the download link directly to your inbox. You can get the 64 and 32-bit both the versions for GNU/Linux distributions.

Once installed, you can find Ardour 6.2 from the application menu.

Via release annoucenemts.


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