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In the Box

By scottux on January 19, 2020 11:08 pm

If the past two weeks have been about pursuing the physical, dawless version of my ambient setup, this week's was inspired by modular / dawless (hell, aside from mastering step and one effect, it was also pretty dawless) but took place entirely inside my computer.

The entire song (sequencing, sounds, effects save for one) takes place in VCV Rack, using an assortment of stuff but largely Mutable Instruments (Audible Instruments? The VCV editions of Mutable things), and VCV defaults. A few fancy filters here and there, for sure.

Anyway, the final song got thrown into Ableton as a stereo recording, threw Sound Toys Crystalizer on it very quietly, and then into Waves J37 for some Tape Emulation and Ozone 9 for auto-magic mastering.

Also, the whole patch was built around a little arp patch from a friend in the Lightbath discord.

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January 20, 2020 12:30 am

ooooo this one is very nice. Has a very full and wide sound. I'm going to go ahead and assume you're a fan of Tycho?

January 20, 2020 6:06 pm

Very very peaceful ambient, here. Like a stream of water in its trip to the sea...

Glad you're also rocking on VCV Rack. I wish they optimize the code so it's a little bit less cpu-hungry (at least in Linux and macOS).

Sounds fantastic, as usual. Have you tried the VST host module? (I'm not sure if it was a paid module or an experimental one). With it you could go completely "dawless", if that's your wish.

January 23, 2020 8:08 pm

Very nice track! I really Like the "arpeggio" floating all over the track. Very nice pads and noises as well.

January 25, 2020 7:05 pm

I feel like I can just sit back and breath a big sigh whenever your stuff comes on. Songs like this let me drift away through fantasy scenes and faraway places in my head. I absolutely love the oscillating sine waves in this one, very nicely done.

January 26, 2020 8:41 pm

Wow, very good. This is beautiful.

January 26, 2020 9:05 pm

this is pretty

January 27, 2020 1:20 am

very calming. nice ambience

January 28, 2020 12:42 pm

Love the opening reverby arps but that main bass synth is so soothing when it's introduced.  Great use of the space between the different sounds too.  Really cool effect simulating the breeze or waves as well..  Nice work!

February 2, 2020 3:08 pm

That arpeggio is so lush. The whole thing is so soft and warm and soothing.

February 14, 2020 6:28 pm

This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm still trying to figure out VCV Rack (and modular in general, really).

February 15, 2020 12:50 am
ecso wrote:

This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm still trying to figure out VCV Rack (and modular in general, really).


If you wanna poke around in the patch for this song, here you go! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GpTw3CMzc0KoTfPyA-O07ifqB2e59ikk

February 15, 2020 12:56 am
ecso wrote:

This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm still trying to figure out VCV Rack (and modular in general, really).


ping me on the weekly beats discord sometime if you have questions!

February 15, 2020 4:08 am
scottux wrote:
ecso wrote:

This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm still trying to figure out VCV Rack (and modular in general, really).


If you wanna poke around in the patch for this song, here you go! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GpTw3CMzc0KoTfPyA-O07ifqB2e59ikk

scottux wrote:
ecso wrote:

This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm still trying to figure out VCV Rack (and modular in general, really).


ping me on the weekly beats discord sometime if you have questions!

Wow, I really appreciate that!


February 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Alex Fun wrote:

ooooo this one is very nice. Has a very full and wide sound. I'm going to go ahead and assume you're a fan of Tycho?

oh my goodness getting compared to Tycho had to be the highlight of the comments here. Thank you so much! Obviously inspired by for sure, though the source tycho synth sound was actually originally crafted by the friend in the lightbath discord and I felt inspired by that patch and made this song and sequence around it.

laguna wrote:

Very very peaceful ambient, here. Like a stream of water in its trip to the sea...

Glad you're also rocking on VCV Rack. I wish they optimize the code so it's a little bit less cpu-hungry (at least in Linux and macOS).

Sounds fantastic, as usual. Have you tried the VST host module? (I'm not sure if it was a paid module or an experimental one). With it you could go completely "dawless", if that's your wish.

I haven't done much with vcv beyond using it standalone, maybe I should look at what else it can do!

djippy wrote:

Very nice track! I really Like the "arpeggio" floating all over the track. Very nice pads and noises as well.

the arp is an LFO into a quantizer running on Plaits with no vca or filter, just an FM patch with minimal FMing for a dirty sine sound (a lot like a tycho filtered saw sound), and the friend on the discord server came up with that and I just had to use it! with permission obviously!

hieme wrote:

I feel like I can just sit back and breath a big sigh whenever your stuff comes on. Songs like this let me drift away through fantasy scenes and faraway places in my head. I absolutely love the oscillating sine waves in this one, very nicely done.

I'm so glad to hear that, all this has been in search of calming music, to help with my own panic attacks and to help aid in yoga class i'm gonna be scoring live

Sodabelly wrote:

Wow, very good. This is beautiful.

thank youuu

kaedo sevaada wrote:

this is pretty

ur pretty smile

zirafa wrote:

very calming. nice ambience

thank you!

Tone Matrix wrote:

Love the opening reverby arps but that main bass synth is so soothing when it's introduced.  Great use of the space between the different sounds too.  Really cool effect simulating the breeze or waves as well..  Nice work!

I might be one trick but using the first model on plaits into a driven filter for light organy sounds is just too tasty to not do!

license wrote:

That arpeggio is so lush. The whole thing is so soft and warm and soothing.

thank you! That's entirely what I'm going for so this is wonderfully encouraging

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