Mac OS X version only a demo?

I’d like to give this a try, and I made an admittedly small donation to test the process.

After donating, it looks like only the Linux version is available and the Mac version is a demo that doesn’t save plugin settings.

Am I mistaken, and if so, how do I download the correct version?


The mac version is primarily for testing at the moment(And bugs are par for the course right now on it), an actual mac release has not yet been made, but is expected after the next version IIRC. Sadly I don’t know if one with plugin state saving is available or not, sorry.


I was told that the good of your software. When the stable version for Mac will be good , I agree fully !! I work on mac too and I can not afford to put me on Linux … except for the network, but this is different.

If there was a beta (or alpha) version that could save the plugin state and settings, then more mac users would get this software and make more use of it, resulting in a bigger testing audience from which useful aid could spawn. Of course they’d have to agree on a very large disclaimer statement before use.
I’d really like to stick to the Ardour platform but no new versions for Mac have come out for years now. I was looking for a new DAW, but none match the precision and low latency of Ardour, not to mention the low price. Ardour’s philosophy fits right into my own ideals (the way I think of music versus commercialism).
I’d really like to help too - if I had the developer skills AND the time…


jegelie@: you might consider trying the current beta for OS X. Just sayin’ :slight_smile: Go ahead, try it.

64-bit or 72-bit mixbus. Proposal for building 64-bit or 72-bit mixbus.

all the bad sound from DAWs are a result of truncating or dithering the signal for every plugin and summing point.

My thoughts about the optimal mix in the ditital domain:
If recording for 24-bit and has plug-ins that operate in the 32 bit, the output from each channel is 32 bits. When summer two 32 bit signal and to adjust the volume just a little bit of each, the overall signal at least 35 bits. Therefore, you will need 56 bits for all internal routing of the signal.
The problem is that the signal should be shortened to 32 bits again if you do not have 56 bit plugins on submix channels. So the ideal would be to use 56 bit plugins on sumbmix channels, but then summing of these channels have to be at least 64 bits. On the output master there would be needed a 64 bit to 24 bit or 16 bit. The we only dither the signal one time.

chrisskyland: I suggest that you take an hour and watch this:

The first 16m and 49s are worth watching too, but for different reasons more related to general issues with psycho-acoustic perception.

paul: :smiley: