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Anyone use Ardour DAW?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Kurt Foster, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Has anyone here ever used Ardour DAW? I want to run it on Linux ... any thoughts / advice? ps it's free ...facepalm

    i am thinking of running it along with hydrogen drums ... again free ..

    i've dinked around with it and it works pretty well ... i'm new to programing drums on the computer ... we used to do it a lot with midi back in the 80's but i have been using dedicated drum machines for the past 20 years .. so this is a leap for me.
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Damn Kurt, I wish I could get you something better and off of Linux. I know you like that but, Reaper is really cool and what about Studio One? But, maybe Ardour is cool. Just saying and wishing you were up and running with something now.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    looking at it, it does look cool.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    i run PC so Linux is a must ... otherwise with my big mouth pissing people off i get hacked / virused / wormed every month or so ... Linux keeps that at bay ... never been hacked on Linux. i can run Reaper on Linux but my computer isn't powerful enough ... need a new laptop. same thing in order to run Studio One, i gotta get a new computer and right now i have to admit i am financially challenged ..and barely making ends meet. i'm lucky i own my house free and clear but there's still property tax and upkeep.

    not trying to get sympathy but available work is limited and i am forced to work less every day. i just had to give up one of the best paying days because my knees can't take it. getting older and my legs / knees are giving out on me because of the diabetes and i don't have medical insurance. i am trying to deal with through diet and weight management. i need a computer gig that makes money for me but who doesn't? :rolleyes:

    for what i am doing what i have works. that's all i can ask ... asap new laptop .. then i can get Studio One .. but i need to decide what kind of interface i want .. fw/thunderbolt or usb ...leaning towards usb because i can't afford a Mac.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Roger that. Okay, podcast we go while we work on getting you some coin for a new setup..
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I've used Ardour. I find routing archaic but it seems to function well.

    These people seem to like it: https://community.ardour.org/node/4762
  7. thewonders

    thewonders Active Member

    I set up a Linux DAW a few years ago - I still have the box, but it's an old P4 and I haven't fired it up in a while. But I had Ardour running on it and recorded a few things with it. I also had Hydrogen Drums, which I really liked. That was a few years/versions ago so I imagine Ardour/Hydrogen work even better now. Back then, setting up Jack was a real pain, but now I hear that it's practically PnP. Good luck with it! :)

    BTW, what kind if computer are you going to use for Linux?
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    it an old wheezer.. a Gateway laptop running ® Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, 120 gig HD and 486.6 MiB

    when i run audacity i use an 8 gig thum drive to supplement memory I went into the audacity software and set it up to use the extra memory as RAM as well as where i write the audio files. yeah i know but it works ... searching for an asus laptop with i7, 4+ gigs and a 7200 rpm huge drive.

    i also have an older box i built years ago running dual 1800 anthlons with a gig of memory and 2 hds in a hot swap rack on the front panel, running Cubase VST 5.1 with Frontier adat cards and a pair of alesis ai1's for 16 in / outs .. the thing is a behemoth what with the seperate interfaces adat lightpipes and the fans in the computer make a but load of racket so i got a silence box for it ... it takes up a ton of space and needs a monitor. i just don't have the space for it frankly and i wonder if it will even fire up now and it has been in storage for at least 6 or 7 years ... i'm hanging on to it so i can get the files off it (if it fires up) when i get something new... i really want to move into a laptop with a modest interface .. usb or something of that kind that i can set up on my coffee table.

    i'm watchin the Gregslist for a laptop ... see if someone will trade some gear or my gun or both .. i can take the gun to the pawn shop to sell it .. i want to make sure whoever gets it can pass a bg check .. don't want to be sellin' no gun to any nut cases ..
  9. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    I have Harrison Mixbus, it's based on Ardour, combined with features found in their consoles. Harrison Mixbus

    I'm starting to experiment with a few mixes on it, sounds good so far.


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