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Atlantic Aspiration

By Tone Matrix on April 26, 2020 9:11 pm

It's always funny how my original plan doesn't quite go as anticipated.  "Let's just make a simple one instrument track! Mayhaps an ambient pad thing and call it a night!?"   Noooope.  It was one of those nights where I spent about 3 hours pulling out hairs (I'm already bald but bearded) trying to just like a chord progression.  I'd been watching Christian Henson's YT channel and was inspired to use some of the instruments available at the Pianobook website that he mentioned.  But first I stumbled upon the pretty boring and simple chord progression while noodling in Stratus (which is my magic tinkly piano helper).  After that I went a little crazy with the instrumentation for what I normally do.  Three instances each of Cello, Violin and Trumpet from Spitfire Audio's Labs.  Then since I don't have the full version of Kontakt (just the free player), I had to bounce down 3 of the Pianobook instruments since it normally times out after 15mins of use (sneaky shhh).  That included a Bamboo sorta pad sound, a tape delay Piano and the 'Dan Keen Isolation Collaboration Pad' that Dan created from over 200+ user submitted one-shot samples. Basically that chanGly-chanGly bell towards the end.  Phew that's some boring information!  Oh and a Pipe Organ from my Roland RD700GX to go a bit Zimmerstellar at the end.  Oh oh and some waves from Miami Beach (courtesy of freesounds.org).  You'd think maybe I could record them myself since I live 30mins from said beach but no I'll let someone else do that!  Ironically it started raining here seconds after I imported the waves.  Which it's kinda hard to mix when your roof is getting pummeled by a squall and you can't tell if that's the file you just imported or the actual storm!  But I digest.... I'm pooped.  Beer me...

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April 27, 2020 1:10 am

The Spitfire lab instruments are so good. I use them almost all the time.
Beautiful sounds

April 27, 2020 1:14 am

I think it's cool to read about people's processes, even when I don't know what all the software/equipment is that they're using.  At any rate this is immensely peaceful and relaxing.  You should release some sort of meditation or relaxation-aid album. 

April 27, 2020 1:58 am

"Zimmerstellar" – haha, love it. big_smile This is really serene.

April 28, 2020 1:02 am

April 28, 2020 5:09 am

Glad you went all out this week man, this turned out great.  So deep and emotional.  The instrumentation is great on this.  Also, I downloaded a shitload of those Spitfire Labs instruments last week.  Thanks for the heads up on those!

April 28, 2020 1:55 pm

beside of all technology you really produce extraordenary emotional feelings in your music. This is what counts and I love. Beautiful work.

April 28, 2020 2:11 pm
danju wrote:

The Spitfire lab instruments are so good. I use them almost all the time.
Beautiful sounds

CosmicCairns wrote:

I think it's cool to read about people's processes, even when I don't know what all the software/equipment is that they're using.  At any rate this is immensely peaceful and relaxing.  You should release some sort of meditation or relaxation-aid album.

Chrisfoo wrote:

Glad you went all out this week man, this turned out great.  So deep and emotional.  The instrumentation is great on this.  Also, I downloaded a shitload of those Spitfire Labs instruments last week.  Thanks for the heads up on those!


Q-Rosh wrote:

beside of all technology you really produce extraordenary emotional feelings in your music. This is what counts and I love. Beautiful work.


Thanks everyone for listening smile  I've been meaning to release some sort of album ever since I started this dang dubbyaB back in 2014 but I've always been too judgy on them.  "This one part sucks, this part blah blah" etc.  Also I'm a huge procrastinator tongue 
Speaking of Spitfire Audio Mr.Foo and danju they just released yet another free instrument.  "Tundra Atmos - we captured the natural sounds of near-silent environments — lava flows in the volcanic hinterlands of Iceland"   Mmm volcanic hinterlands...


April 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Ipaghost wrote:

And now I must use da battr00m. yikes

April 28, 2020 6:51 pm

Pulling hairs from the chinny-chin-chin is sometimes more concerning than the ones from the head. Possibly, it's more painful. I wouldn't know because it takes 3 days for me to get splotchy peach fuzz.

Awwww man. Right now, the piano hitting the higher notes and bouncing from right to left is so rewarding.
The ocean roaring up.
Now these pads?! What are you doing to me? The smooth transition is subtle and so stealthy. I almost didn't notice why the track felt it was getting more intense.

Awesome track.

April 30, 2020 2:06 am

It's almost as if the piece wants to exist, whether you want to make it or not.  So it keeps steering you to make it, and you want to be done, but it keeps calling you, "I want to be free!"

Great piece, and I LOVE your musings that go along the pieces, never stop that!!  It's not boring! smile

April 30, 2020 12:56 pm

Something about the opening strings really grabbed me from the onset. It's a strong progression and builds perfectly as the lower registers come in. Have to say, this is a really inspirational way to start my day! great comp. One of my favs. The subtle emergence of the organ is beautiful as well.  Nice work!

May 1, 2020 10:06 am

Well, that's a lot to digest. All that effort's definitely coming out alright though.

May 2, 2020 6:30 pm

I agree to Q-Rosh
Wunderschön!

May 3, 2020 7:02 pm

oh my word this is so relaxing - feel like i'm tasting & smelling the ocean - this is igniting my sense memories - so healing! 


May 7, 2020 7:59 pm

Agree, agree, a calming oceanic vibe, enjoyed this as I do all your work. I would listen to an album of your work for sure. I have been trying to release stuff since starting WB back in 2016 and haven't, same issue, just want to change stuff, but spend most time creating new things, not editing old. Someday!  Enjoyed your description as well, discovered a few things I want to check out now.

May 13, 2020 3:58 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

beside of all technology you really produce extraordenary emotional feelings in your music. This is what counts and I love. Beautiful work.

Yeah this is my feelings on the matter.

August 17, 2020 7:33 pm

very nice!

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