Recently the launch of the new version of the free sound editor Ardor 6.7 which highlights various corrections and especially the introduction of new functions such as the new “Recorder” window, organization improvements, dialog boxes and more.
For those who are unfamiliar with Ardor, you should know that this application It is designed for multi-channel recording, sound processing and mixing. There is a multitrack timeline, an unlimited level of reversal of changes throughout the work with the file (even after closing the program), support for a variety of hardware interfaces.
The program is positioned as a free analog of ProTools, Nuendo, Pyramix and Sequoia professional tools.
Main new features of Ardor 6.7
The developers mention that this release continues to include official builds for Apple M systems and even they are not part of the normal download system, but can be found on the nightly builds site.
This is also the latest version of Ardor for older platforms. The future version will require at least Windows 7, MacOS Mavericks (10.9), Linux systems with libstdc ++. So.5 or any later version.
We are not deliberately trying to reject these older systems, but we are changing the technology we use to create Ardor a bit forward in time, and none of these older systems come with the necessary tools.
In this new version that is presented, basically the most important novelty is the introduction of the new window ‘Recorder’ which offers a simplified view of the audio timeline from different sources. Hardware inputs can be renamed to simpler names, such as “Guitar Microphone,” which is preserved between sessions.
Another novelty that stands out is the new default option of Streaming for export (sets correct defaults for YouTube, Apple Music, SoundCloud and Amazon Music streaming services, particularly volume levels).
What’s more, Ardor 6.7 receives mandatory bug fixes and optimizations, which are incorporated in each new version. The improvements have a positive effect on versions for macOS, Windows and Linux. In addition to the VST, VST2 and VST3 plugins and the graphical user interface, the German, Russian and French translations have also been refined
Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:
- Allow import of SMF (MIDI) cue markers as global markers Preferences window / tab significantly reorganized.
- The tab / window selection buttons at the top right now use verbs to describe what you are doing an image showing the verb labels on the 3 tab buttons.
- Fixed pasting processors in the pre-fader position (they would end up in an unpredictable position).
- The large clock window now correctly shows the recording status.
- The listening tool correctly controls the transport speed.
- Allow removal of all xrun markers.
- Return / Enter has no special behavior on the processor box.
- Increased the visual contrast of the insensitive faders.
- Foldback: improves the consistency of the GUI.
- Add track / bus widget consisting of recorder, editor and mixer tab
- A loudness graph was included in the export report.
- Significant speed optimizations for many operations that affect multiple regions.
Finally if you want to know more about it about this new released version or about the software, you can check the changelog or get more information from its official website.
How to install Ardor on Ubuntu and derivatives?
For those who are interested in being able to install Ardor on their system, they should know that the package is inside the repositories of most distributions, ready to be installed, just with the detail that it may not be the most current version and besides that this is only a trial version.
In the case of Ubuntu and derivatives, the package is within the repositories.
Having said that, If you want to test the application I leave you the commands of installation.
To install Ardor on Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives:
sudo apt install ardour