July 29, 2016
Falling Slowly Into Dawn:
Temple drums heard through the mist. The forest damp; cold. Dawn emerging, reluctant.
There you go Tracklings, a free poem 🙂
Ambient and ethereal, this track was made with Addictive Synth and flavoured with Dedalus, AUFX:Dub, and AUFX:Space in AudioShare.
July 28, 2016
A video for a change!
This Ambient track meanders along like a walk through a vague forest; meanwhile the walls between the self and the other fade, becoming indistinct, amorphous…inviting osmosis.
Apps used: Noatiki 2, AudioShare, ApeFilter, Dedalus, Caramel, TwistedWave, Auria, Patterning. Also Pinnacle Pro and CinemaFXV for the visuals.
July 17, 2016
Silvan Midnight Revisited:
This is an Ambient Soundscape made in response to a request from my son. He asked me to write a track to go with a print that he has hanging on his wall; a night time forest scene with a river running through it.
I used Gadget which, though primarily aimed at loop based EDM styles, is more versatile than that and can easily be used for more ambient work.
July 16, 2016
The Bells, The Bells!:
Today is a bit of a change, no Gadget, no drum beat, no bass, or synth arpeggios. Todays track marks a return to my Soundscape work; when I first started this blog a large percentage of the tracks were Soundscapes but for some reason there have not been very many lately. For me they are an interesting and vital way of approaching music; I try to create a landscape of sound that the listener can be immersed in, and/or a journey or story that can be followed.
Today I used Mersenne, TwistedWave, and Auria to make/craft/construct the track.
Thank you for your attention Trackers.
July 12, 2016
A slow Chill Ambient piece. Another of my holiday Gadget explorations, this time I thought I would concentrate on one of the Gadgets that I haven’t used before, I really am only scratching the surface of what’s possible in this app.
Changmai is the Gadget I explored today, 6 instances of it in fact plus one of Bilbao for the drums.
July 9, 2016
July 7, 2016
July 2, 2016
Calm The Fuck Down:
More of an Ambient approach today, still using Gadget as it’s quick and easy to work with, which I need while I’m on my holiday. I also used Dedalus for texture and TwistedWave for a little trim and fade tidying up.
June 29, 2016
An Ambient Soundscape.
I made this using another of my standard modus operandi; play with a synth app making several patches and jams then combine them. Today I used Magellan and this soundscape is the result of combining three of the jams together in Auria.
June 20, 2016
Crazy Mars Procession:
An Ambient Soundscape.
I began in Sparkle, doing a jam using a mixture of files made in TC-11, iElectribe, and iMaschine as both Source and Target (I confess to total ignorance about how Sparkle works, I just play with it and see what happens).
I then loaded the result into TwistedWave where I slowed it by half and lowered it by an octave. Then I lowered that by another octave.
All three versions went to Auria for arranging, where I also added a few moments of an iElectribe beat and some moments of a MicroBrute sample.