Solid State Logic Announces Direct Involvement with Ardour Open-source Audio Workstation
Nov 7, 2006 6:08 PM
Solid State Logic (SSL) is committed to providing users with a range of products that enhance the experience of producing music or sound for picture. To this end, SSL has established strategic partnerships throughout the industry to deliver a new breed of hardware and software solutions to audio workstation users. SSL’s recent collaboration with software plug-in developer Waves is an example of such partnerships.
Continuing on this track, SSL proudly announced its involvement with the Ardour workstation at the recent Audio Engineering Society Convention, and is contributing to its development by employing Paul Davis, the founder of Ardour and its key developer.
Davis is working on an agreed set of development objectives and is also coordinating the efforts of other Ardour developers. SSL’s aim is to develop associated software and hardware and, in time, produce Ardour-based products with special SSL elements that add value.
“Our involvement with Ardour should not be seen as exclusive of other workstation manufacturers, but we regard the Ardour platform as important for an industry that doesn’t currently have a truly open project interchange standard or an open platform for plug-in developers,” says SSL Managing Director Antony David. “We regard the open architecture and platform-neutral technology of the Ardour workstation as a natural fit with SSL’s long-term vision to provide scalable and customizable solutions to a rapidly growing customer base.”
“Other pro audio manufacturers such as Harrison have already contributed to the development of Ardour and more are interested to do so,” says Ardour founder Paul Davis. “We hope that our involvement will encourage others to get on board. We have also made it clear to those who have asked that we would not object to a move to establish a separate legal entity (sometimes referred to as the ‘Ardour Foundation’) if that helps convince potential contributors about the security of the code as open-source software.”