Ardour was granted support for 3 projects by Google's Summer of Code 2006 program. This summer will hopefully see the start of MIDI sequencing support, a Windows port and work on a couple of advanced but very useful capabilities.
Our awardees are:
- Dave Robillard
- MIDI track support
- Tim Mayberry
- Windows port
- Hans Fugal
- per-region plugins and serialized undo history
Dave is well known in the linux audio community for his modular synthesizer/processor “Om”, as well as other work on LASH and other JACK-related tools; Tim has made several important contributions to Ardour over the last several years, but this will mark a new direction for him; Hans has done several minor linux audio projects for a few years (nmidi, hearnet and others) and has been the Debian maintainer of Csound and Nyquist. We are happy to have all of them on board, if only for the summer.
The Ardour project owes Google a huge debt of thanks for their support, and we hope to see great things come of it.
Finally, it should also be mentioned that although he did not get Google SoC2006 funding, Paul Santa Clara is planning to spend his summer as an intern working on adding beat slicing to Ardour, mostly using Paul Brossier's audio library. We look forward to Paul's work too.