I just released my first solo single which I’m very excited about! All the recording and some mixing was done in Ardour 5 & 6.
Highlights of using Ardour were the excellent performance on a not-new laptop and the very flexible editing tools, and of course the Linux support. I found various bugs, but apart from one issue the autosave and autobackup features saved the day. So thanks! (I will allocate a day for submitting the bugs to Mantis when I have time!)
Plugin wise, I enjoyed a lot using Guitarix, and made good use of the Calf compressor, x42 eq and the new CHOW Tape Model plugin. I bought some great Loomer plugins (Resound and Sequent) and also the u-he Twangstrom reverb, all of which sound amazing.
When I started learning music production back in 2006 it felt like Apple or Microsoft were the only serious options. It is fantastic to be at a point where Linux can do everything I need. So thanks to the many folks who made this a reality!
The song is here on Vladimir Chicken’s bandcamp page