Posted last week to Spotify for the first time. I’d read it’s good to get Spotify setup with an OK track in order to flesh out online profiles and prep for playlists, and to ease the way for “better” releases like EPs and LPs in the future. So this isn’t my best or my favorite track, but it’s still fun. It’s a sort of retro oldies rock song, made completely in Ardour. It’s all acoustic electric guitar, vocals, AVL drums, and Calf Plugins.
I keep my music pretty naked (I gig solo, and so my songs needs to be repeatable live with just 1 guitar, 1 singer, and a looper pedal, so my recordings are pretty bare bones as well. An electric-acoustic splits its feed into two channels, one that goes into the computer clean, and another hits a pedalboard and then the computer.
In Ardour, everything is kept pretty bare bones as well. Mostly Calf 5 EQ for most buses, to duck unnecessary frequencies and bump the nicer ones. Calf compressors on vocals and the clean acoustic channel. Calf Reverb all over, and then the WONDERFUL AVL drums plugin for building out some drums. I love that plugin. Super fun!
Hope you dig the song, and more is soon to come. Thanks Ardour team for such a powerful DAW!