Ardour 7.0 open-source, free, and cross-platform digital audio workstation (DAW) has been released today as a major version that brings exciting new features and other enhancements.
Ardour 7.0 is here more than a year after Ardour 6.9 and introduces significant new features like clip launching (a.k.a. cues) to allow you to experiment with combinations of various loops and one-shot samples. This feature is similar to the workflow you’ll find in commercial software like Ableton Live.
Cues can be controlled in Ardour 7.0 using Ableton’s Push 2 surface. Support for Novation Launchpads and similar devices is planned for future releases.
In addition to clip launching, Ardour 7.0 also introduces clip sequencing, a feature that lets you sequence clips from the timeline. The developers describe this feature as a “linear” workflow for your timeline.
“A new “Cue Marker” rule lets you launch cue scenes by having the playhead pass over them,” reads the announcement page. “Cue Markers can be recorded live onto the timeline, or placed manually from the editor ruler, and they also appear in the mini-timeline in the Cue and Mix page, so you can see your song structure everywhere, even the mix window.”
Image credits: Ardour Project
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