Ardour Workshop + FLOSS Manuals Book Sprint

Ardour Workshop + FLOSS Manuals Book Sprint

Hosted by: moddr_lab/WORM, FLOSS Manuals and Derek Holzer

Monday 23 November to Friday 27 November, 2009
Day session: 13:00-17:00 (GMT +1)
Evening session: 18:00-22:00 (GMT +1)
Location (physical): moddr_lab, Willem Buytewechstraat 188, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Location (online):

Introduction to FLOSS Manuals by Adam Hyde

21.00, Friday 20 Nov at WORM, Achterhaven 148, Rotterdam

Ardour is a full-featured, free and open-source hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use. New and experienced users of Ardour are invited to “learn by documenting” during this combination workshop and book sprint.

A book sprint brings together a group of writers, editors and artists to go from an outline to a published book in just five days. We will use this format to give workshop participants tasks which they will learn to complete in Ardour, and which they will then document for the Ardour FLOSS Manual. This is an exciting opportunity both to acquire new skills
as well as share them with others in the form of a book!

The workshop will be split into two sessions: an evening session focusing on learning the software and creating chapters for the FLOSS Manual, and an afternoon session focusing on editing, proofreading and correcting the workshop texts. At the end of the week, we hope to have a beginner’s manual covering these and other topics:

Introduction: What is Ardour?

Installing Jack & Qjackctl: Linux
Installing JackOSX: OSX
Installing Ardour: Linux
Installing Ardour: OSX
Installing Jamin: Linux
Installing Jamin: OSX

Getting Started: the user interface
Getting Started: using JACK to interface with the soundcard and other applications

Audio Tutorial: editing and arranging existing audio
Audio Tutorial: multitrack recording with the soundcard
Audio Tutorial: multitrack recording with other applications
Audio Tutorial: using automation
Audio Tutorial: using LADSPA and VST plugins
Audio Tutorial: mixing down tracks
Audio Tutorial: mastering with Jamin
Audio Tutorial: exporting to file and CD

Participants who would like to join us in Rotterdam should sign up via:

Interested remote participants should create a login on the Ardour FLOSS Manual page: and communicate with us via the FLOSS Manuals chat interface on the website or at: #flossmanuals
during the working times listed.

Further info/references:

Ardour reference manual (in progress):
Old Ardour tutorial (cached):
FLOSS Manuals:
Derek Holzer: