Old 07-20-2019, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default something I actually played myself... (using LABS)

Shocking, huh?

Something I actually played myself, albeit on a keyboard. I say that because one of the sounds used is a guitar, and, as you would imagine, it sounds nothing like a real guitar, but I really like the sound.

And I had to fix some things here and there, cos I ain't no virtuoso.

All of the sounds for this piece are from Spitfire Audio's free sample library called LABS.

No AI.

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Just me. And my MIDI keyboard.

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Old 07-20-2019, 01:38 AM   #2
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Shocking, huh?

Something I actually played myself, albeit on a keyboard. I say that because one of the sounds used is a guitar, and, as you would imagine, it sounds nothing like a real guitar, but I really like the sound.

And I had to fix some things here and there, cos I ain't no virtuoso.

All of the sounds for this piece are from Spitfire Audio's free sample library called LABS.

No AI.

No Robots.

Just me. And my MIDI keyboard.

https://soundcloud.com/synkrotron/waterfall
Hi Andy.

Maybe not a virtuoso, but what you've done with this guitar is just really nice. It fits very well with the pads..

Great job, not too long

Bye
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:58 AM   #3
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Fits the waterfall theme of the haiku for sure, with the shimmery background. Sounds like a guitar to me, feels strummed and arpeggiated, classical style. Nice.

As a clicktrack slave: is it free time, or is there still click reference? I always wonder when listening to slower ambient pieces, must be pretty easy to forget when your pad needs to end.
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Maybe not a virtuoso, but what you've done with this guitar is just really nice. It fits very well with the pads..

Great job, not too long
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Fits the waterfall theme of the haiku for sure, with the shimmery background. Sounds like a guitar to me, feels strummed and arpeggiated, classical style. Nice.
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As a clicktrack slave: is it free time, or is there still click reference? I always wonder when listening to slower ambient pieces, must be pretty easy to forget when your pad needs to end.
Good question.

Although my project was set to 80BPM I laid down the "guitar" track first, without a click... I just played phrases on my MIDI keyboard for ten minutes or so.

I then spent time examining each phrase/part. Some I ditched. Some I tweaked. But, in essence, I did not quantize anything. And when I say "tweaked," I mean that some sections were not sounding good, timing wise, so I dragged some notes around abit, but with snapped turned off. So I am hoping that I managed to maintain a more "human" feel.

I then added new track for the pad sound and that is recorded to MIDI and left alone. No tweaking at all on this track.

A third track was added to bring a bit of low end in. Again, this was recorded to MIDI and not tweaked.

I used Adaptiverb to help to pad out the sounds a bit. I use that a lot for my ambient stuff.

And then more reverb... Cos I like reverb. Pro-R was my main 'verb, but I also added an instance of Blackhole, too.

I always add my effects to busses and send to them, rather than adding effects to individual tracks.

Thank you for asking

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Andy,

Really liked the piece. I was having a bit of a frazzled day and just listening to this chill, really made me feel mellow and relaxed.

Great stuff.

I've got lots of LABS but haven't used any yet. Hope to soon.

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I used Adaptiverb to help to pad out the sounds a bit. I use that a lot for my ambient stuff.
Checked it out coz it sounds amazing and I like reverbs and wow, that some premium stuff.

Wow^2, developer offers world cup horn suppresor plugin . Now where were they during the vuvuzela craze?
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That is really nice stuff! Well done.
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Andy,

Really liked the piece. I was having a bit of a frazzled day and just listening to this chill, really made me feel mellow and relaxed.

Great stuff.

I've got lots of LABS but haven't used any yet. Hope to soon.

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Thanks, SR, I am really glad that you found this piece relaxing


Definitely worth powering up LABS for a play


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Checked it out coz it sounds amazing and I like reverbs and wow, that some premium stuff.
I probably, no, definitely over-use it but I just can't help it. And not so much as a reverb. I like how I can feed sequences into it and it comes out all drone like.

It's a bit pricey, like many of their plugins, but every now and then it goes on sale. I bought into it at V1.0 and it was on offer for a month or so back then.

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Haha! I've not seen that one... You have to apply for a three month license, apparently
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That is really nice stuff! Well done.
Thank you very much
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This is very deep and beautiful, Andy!
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This is very deep and beautiful, Andy!
Thank you Steve

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I've also got the Peel Guitar, and I can never get it to sound this good. It's all in how you play it, and you've got this down! Great ambient track, very emotive. I'm jealous, and now I have to dig this instrument out and see what I can do with it. This needs a video on YouTube with your other great ambient videos.
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I've also got the Peel Guitar, and I can never get it to sound this good. It's all in how you play it, and you've got this down! Great ambient track, very emotive. I'm jealous, and now I have to dig this instrument out and see what I can do with it. This needs a video on YouTube with your other great ambient videos.
Thanks, Dave

I only either upload "live" stuff to my YouTube account, or fractal videos. So anything that isn't live, like this, I need to take time out to create a new fractal video. Not had a chance to do that yet.


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I only either upload "live" stuff to my YouTube account, or fractal videos. So anything that isn't live, like this, I need to take time out to create a new fractal video. Not had a chance to do that yet.


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Off topic, but have you checked out Mandelbulber?
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The images of Mandelbulber tried to suck out my mind
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Off topic, but have you checked out Mandelbulber?
Yes, briefly, without much success to be honest.

I love what comes out of it but I found it hard to get into. I was already well into flame fractal stuff at the time so I took the path of least resistance.

As the great philosopher, Homer (Simpson) once said, "if something is too hard to do, it ain't worth doing."

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Hi Mick.
Hi Andy

Have you tried the Romanesco cabbage ?
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Have you tried the Romanesco cabbage ?
A real life fractal! Not yet... Don't see them often over here.
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