Ardour is a cross-platform, open source digital audio editor which is similar to ProTools, Nuendo, Sonar and Logic. You can record, edit and mix your audio using Ardour audio editor. It also supports various plugins and also imports and exports audio clips to more than 30 different audio file formats. This tutorial explains the installation procedure of Ardour audio editor in Ubuntu 16.04.
To start with the installation procedure, First you need to register and download the ardour installation package from the ardour official site https://community.ardour.org/download . After downloading the package, run the following command to start the installation procedure.
root@example:/home/user1# cd Downloads/ root@example:/home/user1/Downloads# ll total 122292 drwxr-xr-x 2 user1 user1 4096 Oct 4 05:39 ./ drwxr-xr-x 15 user1 user1 4096 Aug 20 07:16 ../ -rwxrw-rw- 1 user1 user1 125218148 Oct 4 02:31 Ardour-5.12.0-x86_64.run* root@example:/home/user1/Downloads# ./Ardour-5.12.0-x86_64.run Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing Ardour 100% Welcome to the Ardour installer Ardour will be installed for user in /opt Architecture is x86_64 Checking for required disk space Bundle is on ext4 filesystem Unpacking bundle for x86_64-gcc5 Bundle unpacked Installing Ardour 5.12.0 in /opt Adding Ardour to the applications menu Install jack using system software repository? [y/n]: y Attempting to install Jack Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree … … … Jack Version Check OK (jackdmp version 1.9.11 tmpdir /dev/shm protocol 8) Cleaning up !!! Install Complete !!! Press ENTER to exit installer:
The installation is now complete. Now to open the application, click search and type ardour in the Ubuntu dashboard and click on the icon to run the application.
The Welcome screen of Ardour is shown on the screen.
The installation wizard prompts the user for creating a default folder for new sessions. Select the folder and click forward to move to the next page.
Select the monitoring choice and click forward option.
Select the monitoring section option and click forward.
Create a new session and select a new template with default settilngs and click open.
Select the audio system setup and you can also customize the options and click start.
Add your audio tracks to edit in the ardour.
The installation procedure of Ardour audio editor in Ubuntu 16.04 is done successfully.
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