Nov 7 – 9, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

Ardour 7.0 .. a new release, an old community

Nov 7, 2022, 2:30 PM
Karlin 4 (Hilton Prague)

Karlin 4

Hilton Prague

50 Minute Talk Content & Design


Paul Davis


Last month saw the release of version 7.0 of Ardour, a cross-platform FLOSS digital audio workstation (DAW) that has been under development for 22 years.

This talk will review some of the new features of version 7, notably clip launching, and will then switch tracks to talk about the ways in which "the ardour community" is both different from and also similar to other open source communities. This will include a review of the software's development history, its relatively unique (and unusually successful) funding model, our relationship with Linux distributions & a few corporations, and the ways in which open participation in the project has been both one of our biggest successes but also biggest failures.

Session author bios

Paul Davis is the original and lead author of Ardour, as well as the original developer of JACK, an interapplication audio/MIDI routing system. Before getting involved with open source audio software, he mistakenly helped start, and before that worked in both academic and corporate settings developing system and research software on various *nix platforms. He lives in a small village in New Mexico, USA.

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