I tried to get Ardour on my OSX machine running tonight. I got Jack installed and running but Ardour keeps crashing when I create a new session.
I tried to run it from the terminal and got this output:
msp-003407:MacOS bbergstrom$ pwd
msp-003407:MacOS bbergstrom$ ./Ardour2
(built using 5396 and GCC version 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5367))
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Paul Davis
Some portions Copyright (C) Steve Harris, Ari Johnson, Brett Viren, Joel Baker
Ardour comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the source for copying conditions.
loading user ui configuration file /Users/bbergstrom/.ardour2/ardour2_ui.conf
ardour: [WARNING]: Unable to find UI style file . Ardour will look strange
ardour: [INFO]: Removed open file count limit. Excellent!
ardour: [WARNING]: no MIDI ports specified: no MMC or MTC control possible
ardour: [INFO]: Apple VecLib H/W specific optimizations in use
ODD: variable IO config for aufx - JASb - ElCa
ODD: variable IO config for aufx - mrev - appl
ardour: [INFO]: looking for control protocols in /Users/bbergstrom/.ardour2/surfaces/:/usr/local/lib/ardour2/surfaces/
ardour: [FATAL]: cannot find icon image for fader_belt.png
Hopefully I will hear some suggestions from the Ardour forums on why this is happening.
Part of my motivation to get this working on my Mac is because this new Harrison Mixbus channel strip plugin for Ardour OSX looks sweet. It uses Harrisons DSP technology that they have used in their consoles for 30 years. Check it out at :
Post back later about this. Also, it sounds like 64 Studio 3 is testing to move to kernel 2.6.31 which would bring some really great improvements. Hope it works out so it will be a nice up to date core system for a great studio OS.