Springsteens "I'm on Fire" covered
I have used Ardour on and off for a couple of years, but only just recently started learning it somewhat well, but I still consider myself a newbie both in regards to mixing and mastering, and have used the trial-and-error method over the years with - well - mixed results [drumroll]. ;-)
Either way, I am very grateful for the effort of all the people who have been putting down a lot of hard work and ingenuity into the software I have been using.
I have recorded songs in Ardour before, but never really gotten around to mastering anything properly, so this is the result of an attempt to make something that sounded reasonably good.. I poured through the forums and searched online and considered using Jamin, but in the end I settled for a multiband EQ and a Dyson compressor to vamp up the punch a bit - maybe too much.
This is recorded with a Hydrogen drum track, three takes with a Fender Telecaster for the guitar parts directly into the mixer board (but with a couple of Tone Stack plugins added afterwards), one vocal take and the rest is ZynAddSubFX played manually. Everything is run in Gentoo Linux from the official repository (so, no pro-audio overlay).
Any constructive feedback is appreciated, as I am curious and willing to learn.
There's a FLAC version as well: