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ARDOUR(1)                    General Commands Manual                   ARDOUR(1)



NAME
       ardour - a digital audio workstation

SYNOPSIS
       ardour -b [-U file] [session]
       ardour --help

DESCRIPTION
       Ardour is a multichannel hard disk recorder (HDR) and digital audio
       workstation (DAW).  It is capable of simultaneous recording 24 or more
       channels of 32 bit audio at 48kHz.  Ardour is intended to function as a
       "professional" HDR system, replacing dedicated hardware solutions such as
       the Mackie HDR, the Tascam 2424 and more traditional tape systems like
       the Alesis ADAT series.  It is also intended to provide the same or
       better functionality as software systems such as ProTools, Samplitude,
       Logic Audio, Nuendo and Cubase VST (we acknowledge these and all other
       names as trademarks of their respective owners).  It supports MIDI
       Machine Control, and so can be controlled from any MMC controller, such
       as the Mackie Digital 8 Bus mixer and many other modern digital mixers.

OPTIONS
       -a     do not contact ardour.org at program startup to check for
              announcements

       -b     Print all possible keyboard binding names.

       -U     Specify the path to the GTK RC file to use.  The provided one is
              called ardour_ui.rc and lives in the top level Ardour source
              directory.  This file controls all color and font use within
              Ardour.  Ardour will run without it, but its appearance is, uhm,
              ugly.

       --help Displays the help message.

FILES
       ardour.rc
              Defaults and startup settings for Ardour.

       ardour_ui.rc
              Definitions for the Ardour interface.

ENVIRONMENT
       ARDOUR_RC
              Path to ardour.rc.

       ARDOUR_SYSTEM_RC
              Path to the ardour_system.rc

       LADSPA_PATH
              Path to LADSPA plugins.

BUGS
       Yes.  http://tracker.ardour.org/ is the preferred bugtracker.

AUTHOR
       Paul Davis.  Do not contact him directly.  Instead, contact him at
       <ardour-dev@lists.ardour.org>.  You can subscribe here:
       http://lists.ardour.org/listinfo.cgi/ardour-dev-ardour.org



                                   2002-12-29                          ARDOUR(1)