4-Track concept EP made in Ardour

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Lobosch_vU
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Hi everyone,

for the last few months I've recorded, mixed and mastered a 4-track concept EP in Ardour3. To make the transitions seemless everything ended up being one big session of > 21 minutes and round about 50 tracks. After mastering the songs were split in Audacity.

Heavily used were the plugins from LinuxDSP, Calf-plugins and ir.lv2 for guitar and bass cabinet simulation.

Apart from a show stopping bug related to the otherwise great Calf-plugins, everything worked like a charm, thank you very much for developing Ardour.

So, here's the final result on bandcamp:
http://nomiloth.bandcamp.com/

Alternatively, you can listen to track #2 of the EP on soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/nomiloth/tide-part-ii

I'd describe the sound as non-traditional Doom with a focus on melodies and I would be delighted about any opinions or thoughts on the EP.

ssj71
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Nice sounds. Well produced. For some reason the snare seems really dry to me. It sticks out a little. I like the blend of clear vocals with a little bit of growling/screaming vocals here and there. The heavy slow feel is cool. Cover art is nice too. Did you do that yourself?

Lobosch_vU
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Thank you for the feedback, I really appreciate it. Guess you're right, the snare does seem a bit too loud in the high mids and should have more reverb, I'll have to keep that in mind for fuiture mixes. The cover I've done myself in Blender and GIMP, wanted to go for a retro-ish 70s vibe without the typical round or molten shapes.