Hey there, cheers for the reply. You’re quite right. I’ve posted this so long ago, I forgot I even posted this. Void machine is indeed the more recent work and so is “Blacked out Ocean”.
The early stuff like “Lincoln is Dead” is indeed done in Ardour with its native plug-in suite. Since then though we did experience quite some VST compatibility issues and did want to experiment with other plugins. Also working out of Linux was problematic with our upgraded Focusrite interfaces and other software. It came to a point that we dropped mixing in Ardour in favour of Reaper, which has since become our default platform, largely due to its compatibility with VSTs and of course running out of Win7x64. Void Machine uses plug in suites by DeLaMancha and other free VSTs, which are, at least to our ears, better sounding than what we had used natively in Ardour. The tracking was also partially done in studios, with Kemper profilings amps and also using LePoulin Cab emulators, these are impulse modelling based. Also free and also pretty good sounding.
From a tech perspective it was really fun to play around with Ardour and Linux and if I could I would get rid of my windows box, but as it stands, the combination of hardware, software and editing power of Reaper just makes it a no-brainer to keep it as is. Audio editing was also a breeze. We used an older version of ardour back then, where certian wave editing feature weren’t quite as automatic, so there was a lot of QC and so on involved.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.