Ardour v2.6.1 + CALF LV2 plugins

Digital audio workstation software Ardour has been updated to version 2.6.1.

A bit sooner than expected, we have a fix for one very notable and ugly bug that was still affecting 2.6 (plugin automation tracks would be drawn in the wrong place on the screen). As a result, Ardour 2.6.1 is now available. For those waiting on OS X releases, we have a 2.6 native release already, and PPC will follow early next week; both will be updated to 2.6.1. Its not clear if or when there will be an X11-based release.

New in Ardour v2.6

  • Make libsndfile work with newer versions of FLAC (enables building a version that can open FLAC files).
  • Tracks in active edit groups now perform playlist operations (create, copy, select) in unison for playlists created for the group.
  • Embedded LV2 GTK GUI support.
  • Allow translated version use on OSX.
  • Add session file type icon for OSX.
  • Shift-click now works to extend marker selections (click one, then shift-click another to select all markers between them).
  • Marker drag moves all selected markers.
  • Add initial-program-change support (Ardour can send a MIDI Program Change command on startup to set up external equipment; it can do this at any later time too).
  • Add move-selected-tracks-{up,down} commands.
  • Add global option to enable/disable region fades.
  • Enable activate/deactivate fades in all selected regions.
  • Global option to hide/show region fades.
  • Many bug fixes and improvements.

Ardour is available for Mac, Linux and other operating systems free of cost (donations are welcome).

Visit the Ardour website for more information and a link to download the latest version of Ardour for your platform.