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Ambient Sketch #6

By Mission Crossing on July 26, 2020 10:01 pm

It takes me a while to get back into music on the weekends, and sometimes things come out a little uninspired. I wish that I could toggle between "music mode" and "work mode" more easily...

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July 27, 2020 12:58 am

This ambient is intense! The one melody synth has a cool sound that at first it seems like a voice. I also feel uninspired on my songs many weeks but it is okay. This is still nice to listen smile

July 27, 2020 1:11 am

I totally understand the difficulty toggling.  Usually once I force myself to get making some music I'm able to find at least a little inspiration.  Sounds like you are, too.  This has a cool ominous vibe.  I'm kind of picturing a big Titanic-sized ocean liner on a vast dark sea.

July 27, 2020 1:47 am

I hear (relatively) simple but not uninspired. Sounds good to me!

July 27, 2020 1:49 am

What is that sound that comes in at around 1:15? It's really fantastic, and feels like a great melodic compliment to the textures you create up to that point.

July 27, 2020 2:15 am

I d'oh think this sounds uninspired at all. It's got a great build and it's rich with interesting layers. But I'll always take a Simpsons gif!

July 27, 2020 2:16 am

Damn, those pads are no joke.  I like how the chip tuney kind of leads slowly emerge from them.   

July 27, 2020 4:23 am
hent03 wrote:

What is that sound that comes in at around 1:15? It's really fantastic, and feels like a great melodic compliment to the textures you create up to that point.

Thanks! That’s a saw wave with no sustain, shortish decay run through a bitcrusher. The amp envelope also modulates the pitch of the oscillator.

July 27, 2020 9:35 am

Agreed about the layers, there's a lot of interesting texture going on down there. Sorry to hear about being uninspired!

July 27, 2020 1:48 pm

Gorgeous track, sometimes I go back to things that I felt were 'uninspired' at the time and they actually inspire me to either finish them or make something similar. This is at least an excellent foundation and I could see an epic buildup unfolding in this track. smile

July 27, 2020 2:27 pm

Your track sounds amazing and has a scary cinematic atmosphere, feels like hundrets of little creatures are coming to crawl under my skin. Good job and not uninspired.

July 27, 2020 6:40 pm

The strings build such a strong foundation for the track. Real epic

July 27, 2020 10:45 pm

July 28, 2020 3:16 am

These pads are awesome. They sound nice but when they stop, the echoes have an ominous feel to them. That is a really cool effect.

July 28, 2020 3:19 am

This is really really nice. You could, if you wanted, explore some variations in the harmonic voicing in those chords. But really, thoroughly nice work for "uninspired".

July 28, 2020 5:48 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:

These pads are awesome. They sound nice but when they stop, the echoes have an ominous feel to them. That is a really cool effect.

Thanks! If you’re curious how to achieve that effect: get a pitch shifting reverb, shift down by half a semitone and crank the feedback up smile

July 28, 2020 3:04 pm

The opening pad came on like a heavy rain descending without warning. Watching the series Dark, I could hear this as one of the pieces that intertwines the tragic and dynamic events between characters. Making the transition between working and creative life is hard. It took me 10 years to figure out how to start bridging the gap. I had to settle on a voice recorder for ideas during a lunch break or drive home, where I made sure to think about music and hum and dictate an idea.

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