atm its not possible to download/try ardour without donation.
"A Message From Paul
Hi, I’m Paul Davis, Ardour’s lead developer.
Over the last seven days, just 86 people paid for Ardour (an average of $7 each), out of a total of 385 downloads.
Unfortunately, this means that for the rest of this month there are no cost-free downloads of pre-built versions of Ardour.
Source code is always freely available, but is much more work to use than most people want to deal with (which is why we offer pre-built versions).
If you want to see what your contribution makes possible, take a look at the list of new features…
…You can choose to pay any non-zero amount below. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait till next month. Programmers have to eat too, just like musicians and plumbers.
maybe i will try next month or never:D
btw 86 times $7 in one week is not that bad i think.
-not everything is as easy to try as our beloved blender…
lmms is great but more like fruityloops not like a daw with recording
reaper sounds good! i will give it a try:)
thx for your help.
maybe blender could do the job sometime. …just kidding;)