kunst VS ardour

Compare kunst vs ardour and see what are their differences.


Download and display album art or display embedded album art (by sdushantha)


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kunst ardour
2 58
255 2,230
- 2.3%
1.7 9.9
about 2 months ago 1 day ago
Shell C++
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of kunst. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-10.
  • Perks of having a LinuxAudio setup!
    Music: Music Player Daemon (The ALSA of music players!) MOC (Terminal frontend for MPD) ncmpcpp (Anyone who tells you there's a better music player for Linux than this, is a scammer!) kunst (Even blind people need Album Art to listen music ;) Spicetify (Spicey Spotify with pywal!)
  • How can I set a keybind to show album art?
    reddit.com/r/ncmpcpp | 2021-01-08
    It looks amazing I will definitely give it a try. I've already installed kunst, but I've found it crashes a lot.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ardour. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-03.
  • DJ/editing program for beginners
    reddit.com/r/Music | 2021-10-03
    https://ardour.org/ - this a professional digital audio workstation. the learning curve is steep, however you can do a lot with it. check for guides on youtube for additional inspiration
  • Is there something inherently wrong with observers, the dependency injection pattern, and holding onto "non-owning references" (i.e. pointers)?
    reddit.com/r/cpp | 2021-10-01
    It's significantly more complex to redesign it to be RT-safe and multithreaded. We've done that in Ardour (https://ardour.org/) but would not dream of suggesting anyone uses our code :)
  • Kdenlive, KDE's full-featured video editor is now part of the ASWF's list of recommended tools, alongside software used at Disney, Warner Brothers, Netflix, Amazon Studios and more
    reddit.com/r/kde | 2021-09-28
    Ardour is a much better audio editor than Audacity in every possible way. Also, versions > 6 are super usable and easy to set up.
  • Can I undo all effects
    reddit.com/r/audacity | 2021-09-24
    However for a real non-destructive editing i recommend Ardour, it's a free(as in freedom not as in price) and open source program like Audacity, you can pay $1 or more to get pre compiled packages, or compile it yourself to get it free(as in price), i recommend paying it since it will also support developers.
  • Are there free alternatives to audacity that are easier/simpler to use?
    Not sure what you really need, but try https://ardour.org/
  • SLPT: Free Software Alternatives
    Audio misc. → Ardour, Audacity, others
  • CB wants me to produce an entire track for some quickly written lyrics they have for free because “it’s easy”!
    Ardour, Reaper (60 days of trial and really cheap license for an amazing software), LMMS and Cakewalk are all free if you don't own an Apple device or don't like GarageBand. But for real, GarageBand is incredibly awesome, I remember first trying out on one of the first ipod touch models and this year testing the newest version on ipad, it's insane what the developers kept adding, I still can't believe it's completely free.
  • Ardour6 - pliugins have no GUI
    Try install ardour form ardour.org. Any other releases are not officially from the devs and are not supported.
  • How to create a podcast? Newbie questions.
    reddit.com/r/podcast | 2021-09-17
    Certainly. You can invest as much or as little into your podcast as you desire. At the upper extreme, for example, you can buy studio-quality recording hardware and digital audio workstation software ("DAW"), pay for customized hosting, hire a professional editor/producer, and so on. But on the free side, you can simply use whatever decent microphone you have available (even if on your phone, for instance), and use free software such as Discord (for VoIP) and Ardour (for recording/editing) and similar, and then host via something like Anchor. Then, submitting your podcast to indices like Apple and Google Podcasts is entirely free -- though you'd need to sign up with an account at each, if you don't already have one; but the only cost to those is a bit of time, not money.
  • Question regarding free D.A.W.s
    Reaper is a really good but you can try LMMS (https://lmms.io/) and Ardour (https://ardour.org/)

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kunst and ardour you can also consider the following projects:

mpd - Music Player Daemon

audacity - Tenacity is an easy-to-use, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder for Windows, MacOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems and is developed by a group of volunteers as an open source software that respects user privacy. [Moved to: https://github.com/tenacityteam/tenacity]

poudriere - Port/Package build and test system

audacity - Tenacity is an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly, FLOSS, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder for Windows, MacOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It is developed by a wide group of volunteers. Contributions welcome! [Moved to: https://github.com/tenacityteam/tenacity]

drops - Drops Really Only Plays Samples

Chicago95 - A rendition of everyone's favorite 1995 Microsoft operating system for Linux.

mocp - Music On Console Player

musescore-downloader - Download sheet music (MSCZ, PDF, MusicXML, MIDI, MP3, download individual parts as PDF) from musescore.com for free, no login or Musescore Pro required | 免登录、免 Musescore Pro,免费下载 musescore.com 上的曲谱 | Installation: https://msdl.librescore.org/install.user.js


zrythm - a highly automated and intuitive digital audio workstation - official mirror

lmms - Cross-platform music production software

tokio - A runtime for writing reliable asynchronous applications with Rust. Provides I/O, networking, scheduling, timers, ...