Thus is a song and video titled “Divide”, released on 06/25/2020.
All done with Free and Open Source Sofware (FOSS). Ardour for all the audio processing. GNU Image Manipulation Program https://www.gimp.org/ for cover art. Ffmpeg https://ffmpeg.org/ and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) https://obsproject.com/ for video processing.
I play the guitar, bass and sing the vocals. The drums are a Ardour Midi track and the LSP Multi-Sampler x12 Stereo plugin. I use another Ardour Midi track and ZynAddSubFX as a synthesizer. Both midi tracks are programmed using Ardour’s interface.
My website details all the plugins used (lv2, and LADSPA) with the Ardour session. I provide links to each plugin provider’s website. All detailed on my webstte here: Punch-Up Song: Divide
In addition, I used a Fender Champion 50xl guitar amp. That is a digital amp which simulates serveral classic Fender and British (Marshall) amplifiers. For this song, I used the Fender Bassman amplifier simulation setting. I used no guitar pedals. The Fender Champion 50xl provides a headphone output. I plugged a cable from the amp headphone output to my audio interface ( hence exposing the amp output to my Ardour session).
Finally, I used Ardour’s export function to create master audio file (wav). I used Ardour’s export preset “YouTube and Deezer; normalize loudness, limit peak, WAV, 16-bit, 48 kHz”. When that preset was added to Ardour, that was a game changer for me. It provided high quality audio files. That allowed me to submit my masters to radio stations. I am now getting consistent air-play. Thank you, Ardour team!!
All feedback welcome,