Bakers Dozen - a whole album made with Ardour
This is an album of traditional English folk song and music. It may not be to the musical taste of everybody here (judging by the other stuff I've seen and heard) and it's not going to hit the pop charts, but it is a complete commercial album (pressed CDs, jewel case, 8 page booklet, bar codes, ISRC numbers, registered with the relevant copyright protection authorities etc.) also available on download. CDs are on sale to the public, either online or direct from us at folk clubs, festivals and other gigs. It's even had a couple of tracks played on a local BBC radio show...
- and it was all produced with Ardour and other free software, including Audacity, several LinuxDSP plugins and cdrdao, on an AVLinux installation.
It's quite straightforward acoustic recordings of vocals and instruments by two people, but Ardour was at the centre of all the extensive editing, overdubbing and multitracking and the usual touches of compression and EQ and even the odd note pitch-corrected with the "transpose" function.
You'll find a description of the album here: http://www.maryanahata.co.uk/bakersdozen.html
Downloads/previews at http://maryanahata.bandcamp.com
Any flaws in the audio or production quality are certainly more due to my relative inexperience than to any shortcomings of the software used :-)
I'm quite pleased with it anyway. It's my biggest project yet.