Install Ardour On RPi + ecasound on the Pi

how can I organise the files so that I can just run $ardour5 rather than having to refer to th /opt directory?

You could create a symlink to the binary or add /opt/Ardour-5.12.0/bin/ to the $PATH.

The former is probably easiest:

cd /usr/local/bin
sudo ln -s /opt/Ardour-5.12.0/bin/ardour5 Ardour5

Then launch with Ardour5. Alternatively you could also just crate a .desktop launcher that uses the full path.

Eventually there should be an installer that does this and also creates a desktop launcher.
The official Intel binaries from already do that, but the current ARM binaries are mostly for getting feedback (system performance, ARM specific bugs, etc).

Hi…In my case I can run Ardour on Raspberry Pi Zero and it works well for simple tasks such as tracking up to 4 channel. I can save and export without problems. I can even overdub and mix with 2 or 3 plugins. I noticed one very important thing: the speed of the SD card is crucial for running Ardour on Raspberry Pi.

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Since Ardour 6.0 There is now official support for the ARM platform 32 bit (armhf) and 64bit (aarch64) installers are available from

For the RaspberryPi 4 with default Raspbian, download the the 32bit/armhf version.

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