How to Install Ardour on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Ardour on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Ardour on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Ardour is a free and open-source audio workstation. Its recording abilities are limited by only the hardware it is run on, there are no built-in limits in its abilities. This app is mainly targeted towards core audio enthusiasts, audio engineers, etc. Ardour is a cross-platform application available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Ardour Features:

  • Non-linear editing
  • Flexible Recording
  • Strip silence, push-pull trimming, Rhythm Ferret for transient and note onset-based editing
  • Unlimited Multichannel Tracks
  • Vertical window stacking for easy navigation
  • Comes with a handful of built-in plugins for your everyday needs.
  • Import a video and optionally extract the soundtrack from it.
  • The sophisticated solo model includes listen (AFL/PFL) as well as solo-in-place.

Install Ardour on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install ca-certificates

Step 2. Install Ardour on Ubuntu.

Installing Ardour on your Ubuntu Linux system is straightforward, Now we add Ardour PPA repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntustudio-ppa/ardour-backports

After adding the PPA and updating the package cache, run the command below to install Ardour:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ardour

Step 3. Accessing Ardour.

Now open the ‘Application’ menu and search for ‘Ardour.’ Ardour should now be successfully installed on your system and ready for use.

That’s all you need to do to install Ardour on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on installing Ardour in the digital audio workstation, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.