running ardour 2 and 3 on the same machine


i’ve been using ardour v. 2 on my studio computer for years now and have a lot of projects archived which were mixed with this version.

i know that v.2 mixes can be opened with v. 3 but that all the gain, panning and plug-in parameter control curves get lost in v. 3 (correct me if i’m wrong, but this was my experience so far in trying to do this).

therefore, in order to still be able to work with these old projects with v. 2 and to conitnue working with the newest version of ardour, i’d like to be able to run both versions on my machine, but i’m not sure how to go about this.

my system: debian testing.

i plan on updating my studio computer to make it compatible with ardour 3, so any help will be greatly appreciated.


thanks so much for your quick reply – this pretty much answers all my questions!