I have looked at various posts on the site before creating this one. I downloaded the free demo version of Ardour earlier this year to test it out. It is magnificent, and I am very pleased with it. I am running on Mac OSX Snow Leopard, and the inability to save AU plugin settings proved to be the tipping point: I tested the software, fell in love, and the demo version limitations were pesky enough while still allowing me the functionality to export. Wise choice in limitations! I have paid and am now ready to update.
I made a purchase for a download while logged in (as far as I can tell), and I now have the .dmg file of the full, paid version sitting on my Desktop. My concern is this: what should I take into consideration before updating to the full version? Do I need to remove/preserve any files from the demo version, uninstall it, etc.? I am concerned that just running the .dmg will install Full Ardour over Demo Ardour, and something won’t work. I have backed up my project files, but wonder what else I need to consider.
Does anyone have experience with this? What recommendations would you make? Are there obvious pitfalls to be avoided? Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a phenomenal project and software, and I regularly tell everyone I encounter about it. Thanks for Ardour.