“Introduction to Ardour” FLOSS Manual now online

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Wednesday 09 December 2009

"Introduction to Ardour" FLOSS Manual now online


Ardour is a full-featured, free and open-source hard disk recorder and
digital audio workstation program suitable for professional use. It
features unlimited audio tracks and buses, non-destructive, non-linear
editing with unlimited undo, and anything-to-anywhere signal routing. It
supports standard file formats, such as BWF, WAV, WAV64, AIFF and CAF,
and it can use LADSPA, LV2, VST and AudioUnit plugin formats.

The "Introduction to Ardour" FLOSS Manual is a free (gratis/libre)
tutorial-style book, which introduces the program without expecting a
vast knowledge of computers or sound editing from the reader. This FLOSS
Manual was largely written by workshop participants learning the
software themselves, over a one week period during a session led by
Derek Holzer at the moddr_lab/WORM in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

This FLOSS Manual can be read online at:

Non-profit, print-on-demand paper copies can be ordered from Lulu.com
soon. Please check back with the main FLOSS Manuals page in several days
for ordering information:

The manual is free to use, distribute and remix according to the GNU
General Public License. FLOSS Manuals volunteers are currently working
on French and Portuguese translations, and anyone is free to add
contributions and edits for future versions of the manual at

Thanks to Adam Hyde, Walter Langelaar, the workshop participants in
Rotterdam as well as those who helped online from the FLOSS Manuals,
Ardour and Linux Audio communities, and to all the folks at the
moddr_lab and WORM!

::: derek holzer ::: http://blog.myspace.com/macumbista:::
http://www.vimeo.com/macumbista :::
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