Ardour 6.8 was released today with various new features, enhancements and many bug fixes. It is a free, open-source, powerful, and cross-platform DAW (digital audio workstation).
The application is distributed under the GNU General Public License and can be installed on GNU / Linux, OSX, FreeBSD, and Windows operating systems. Its main developer is Paul Davis, who is also in charge of the tool JACK Audio Connection Kit.
Ardour 6.8 comes about a month and a half after the release of Ardor 6.7 to add some new essential features to the already powerful digital audio workstation software.
These include support for importing M4A audio files, a new adjustable Remove Gaps track editing feature with adjustable limit and output parameters, and the ability to display low-level measurement of DSP processing information in the Performance Meters window.
This release also brings a customizable Slip Contents shortcut to Preferences, a new Track> Playlist menu with features for creating new playlists, support for specific CPU DMA latency values, two new MIDI editing functions (extend-selection and invert-selection) and arbitrary tracing of MIDI data for MIDI Tracer windows.