Our latest single is a jazzy garage rock song we released just a month or so ago. A sort of Arctic Monkeys instrumentation paired with Orville Peck vocals, and Nick Cave soul. We’re a rock duo, so it’s just guitar, organ and drum machine but I think we have a pretty full sound with just using those sounds cleverly. We were doing folk rock before, but our new songs will be much more this jazzy garage style.
Made 100% in Ardour, and the cover done 100% in Inkscape, all on a Ubuntu Studio laptop, making the whole project created on open source platforms
It’s all Ardour 6 using the following plugins:
Calf EQ8 and EQ12
Calf Vintage Delay
Calf Stereo Tools
Dragonfly Hall Reverb
Guitarix amp sims (I typically DI everything but use amp buses to simulate the Fender 2x12, and Roland 2x12 we use live. I like this method to control how wet the sound is, while also being able to record quietly)
The gear we use is pretty slim too:
A Behringer U-phoria UMC404HD interface
Samson C01 Condenser Mic
Jaguar guitar with P90 pickups
Roland Juno DS-61 Keyboard
Alesis Performance Pad Drum machine
EDIFIER R1280T Speakers for monitoring
It’s pretty slim gear, rag tag setup, and I’m still learning, but I’m really psyched by the quality we get out of Ardour. It’s been such an amazing tool. A huge thanks to all the developers, tutorial makers (like @unfa ), and all the great support and suggestions in these forums! It’s really an amazing community!