How to Compile and Install Ardour on Ubuntu Linux from Source Code for Free

How to Compile and Install Ardour on Ubuntu Linux from Source Code for Free


Hey guys, in this video we’re going to talk
about how you can install Ardour on Linux. This is an open source program that you can
download for free, but if you want the installer you have to pay for it. Instead, we’ll go over how you can download
all the dependencies, compile, and install the program absolutely free. To start off, we’ll want to download all
the dependencies. These are required for the program to compile
and install. The first step is to open the terminal. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T
all at the same time. You can install all the dependencies by typing
each line below in the video description into the terminal and pressing enter, or you can
run a script that we’ve posted in a link below. Keep in mind that while the script is faster,
you will need to change the file permissions and it’s a little more advanced. For this video, we’ve used the script to
make it quicker, but if you just individually run all these commands it will work exactly
the same. You’ll see at this point we have the option
of selecting realtime mode for Jack, which is one of our dependencies. We’ll leave this off for now and come back
to it later on. To get the installation to continue, use the
arrow keys to make sure no is highlighted and press the enter key to continue. The next step is to install Git. This is a program we use to download all the
source code to a folder that we’ll compile it in. To do this, type in sudo apt-get install git. Now that git is installed, we’ll want to
download all the source code for the program. First we’ll create a new directory to keep
this in and we’ll call it ardour. To do this, type in mkdir ardour into the
terminal and press enter. We now want to change directories so we’re
in that folder. Type in cd ardour to switch to that folder. Now we’re in our folder and we can download
the source code. In the terminal, type in git followed by this
url, which is in the video description. git://git.ardour.org/ardour/ardour.git The
program will now begin to download to the selected folder. The source code for the program is now downloaded
to our folder. This has created another ardour subfolder
within it which we need to switch to. Once again, type in cd ardour to switch to
this folder. Now that we have all the dependencies installed
and the source code downloaded to our computer, we can begin the process of compiling the
program. The first step to this is configuration. This will check that all the dependencies
are met and that the system is capable of compiling the program. We launch the configuration by typing ./waf
configure in the terminal. Keep in mind you still need to be in the folder
that the code is in. Looks like our configuration is complete and
the program is ready to compile. This process can take quite some time to complete. When we ran it on our system it took about
20 minutes, but your results may be different depending on how fast your computer is. We’ve sped up the video of this process. To start of by compiling type in ./waf
Our program has now finished compiling, but it isn’t installed. This next step isn’t completely necessary,
but it makes it easier to launch the program. To install, type sudo ./waf install into the
terminal. If you forget to type sudo and don’t run
it as root, there will be issues with permissions and the program will not install. Now Ardour has been completely installed on
our computer. There’s one more step to take care of before
we start the program. We need to run jack and turn off realtime
mode. Though we selected to have this off earlier,
it doesn’t always work properly in the installation process and we need to have it off, otherwise
it won’t run and will cause issues with Ardour. Open this by typing qjackctl into the terminal. From here, click on setup and turn off realtime
mode. Now we can press the start button. You won’t need to turn off realtime mode
everytime you run the program, but you will need to run qjackctl from the terminal and
start it. Finally, we can launch the program. Open a terminal, once again by pressing Cntl
+ Alt + T and type in ardour5. We’ll run through the first time setup and
then create a blank project to start the program. Just follow the onscreen instructions all
the way through and the program will start. We’re going to turn off realtime monitoring
since we’re using our interface. Now we’ll create a new project called Test. We’ll leave it in the default folder, but
you can change this to whatever you wish on your own system. It looks like the program is completely installed
and working properly. At this point, you can use this program absolutely
free for as long as you want. Thanks for watching this video on compiling
and installing Ardour on Ubuntu Linux. If you learned something or found this video
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