In this article we are going to learn How to install Ardour Linux Audio Workstation in Ubuntu 16.04. Ardour is a open source Linux audio editor application. It is not only a audio editor application but much more then that like you can perform tasks such as audio mixing, routing, automation of the tasks, audio recording, Audio Mastering and so on. Ardour is a light weight user friendly application consumes less memory. Ardour Linux audio workstation was developed by Paul Davis on year 2005 using C++ programming language and released under GNU GPLv2 license. Download the source code of this application on Github for development or customization of this app.
Let’s have a look at features of Ardour Linux audio workstation application :
- It’s an cross platform application available for major operating system’s i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- Thousands of free official plugins are available for download to extend the features of Ardour Linux audio editor.
- Export your files from the application in various formats like ogg, caf, wav, bwf…etc…
- You can extract sound track of any video by importing in to Ardour Linux audio workstation application.
- Add unlimited number’s of audio tracks for editing without impacting the performance.
- Audio recording made easy.
For more informations and features of Ardour Linux audio editor you can visit the official website.
Follow the below steps to install Ardour Linux audio Workstation in Ubuntu 16.04 – a best Linux audio editor
Before start the installation of Ardour Linux audio workstation application we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.
[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dobey/audiotools # Install PPA Repository This PPA contains daily builds and backports of several useful audio tools for Ubuntu. DO NOT use this PPA if you are using the KXStudio PPAs. The KXStudio PPAs intentionally break the Ubuntu upgrade path, and will result in crashes or worse, if combined with this PPA. More info: https://launchpad.net/~dobey/+archive/ubuntu/audiotools Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpxnfjd2u6/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpxnfjd2u6/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key AD555F67 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmpxnfjd2u6/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key AD555F67: public key "Launchpad PPA for Rodney Dawes" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command to take effect.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Fetched 41.9 kB in 2s (19.0 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
Now we are ready to install the Ardour Linux audio editor package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install ardour # Install Ardour linux audio workstation Package Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: mc-data Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it. The following additional packages will be installed: . . libfftw3-double3 libfftw3-single3 2 upgraded, 23 newly installed, 0 to remove and 229 not upgraded. Need to get 17.3 MB of archives. After this operation, 93.0 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
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As you can see above we have successfully installed the Ardour Linux audio editor application. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l ardour # Confirm the Installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii ardour 1:5.0.0~pre0+r16963.50~ amd64 digital audio workstation (graphical gtk2 interface)
Now to open the application just type the command ardour on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
[email protected]:~$ ardour # Open the application
You can also open the Ardour Linux audio workstation application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Ardour Linux audio editor app use the below command.
[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r ardour # Uninstall the Ardour Package (Reading database ... 213267 files and directories currently installed.) Removing ardour (1:5.0.0~pre0+r16963.50~ubuntu16.04.1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu10) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
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