Sol Rides the Celestial Elevator (Ambient Enlightenment)

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KVRist
111 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:19 am

A perfect theme for sci-fi movie about deep space exploration, or it could go well with the documentaries about deep space observations. It is like watching a birth of a new star or formation of a new galaxy. It gives a feeling that humans are small and primitive creatures against the universe, even with their clever technologies.

There is some noticeable clipping on the low register notes. It is a minor thing, but it can get a little distracting, especially in the beginning of the theme. Perhaps, It could be a SoundCloud fault.
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KVRAF
1665 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:25 am

I listened to "Sol Rides The Celestial Elevator". Is there really
such an elevator? Ok, let's see:

The rising and falling deep tone can indeed be associated with
a sunrise. And you also need a little patience and calm - just
like observing the movement of the sun. At around 4:00 minutes
it gets more dramatic - but only a little.

The track reminds me a bit of Tangerine Dream - they also
celebrated very cosmic tracks and also created this kind of
atmosphere. It stimulates meditative depth. It would go well
with withdrawn monks in a distantly haunted monastery. The
track could of course also fit in with a science fiction film.

Overall: A nice meditative track that is very relaxing and
stimulating in its minimalism. :tu:
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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:31 am

VCA-089 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:19 am
A perfect theme for sci-fi movie about deep space exploration, or it could go well with the documentaries about deep space observations. It is like watching a birth of a new star or formation of a new galaxy. It gives a feeling that humans are small and primitive creatures against the universe, even with their clever technologies.

There is some noticeable clipping on the low register notes. It is a minor thing, but it can get a little distracting, especially in the beginning of the theme. Perhaps, It could be a SoundCloud fault.
Thanks very much for taking the time to listen and comment, VCA-089, Glad you were able to create some impressive associations with the music :)

I just dug up the history from the two projects which contributed samples to this track, and I think the "clipping" you refer to is simply an artefact of the Paulstretch algorithm (16x) working its magic on a bass-synth sample containing some tremelo action. All of the input and output samples maxed-out at around -13dB, and the master uploaded to SoundCloud peaks at approx. -2dB. There is a little action between 30-40Hz but it's very low amplitude stuff (-60dB of lower).

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KVRAF
7702 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:30 am

very good OST material, can hear this used with a distant planet exploration scene.
great buildup, sound set and immersive ambience. :tu:
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KVRAF
5031 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:24 am

Enjoying another listen after already commenting 'over there' :lol:
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

KVRian
555 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:41 am

Very nice use of space....how do you get the nice lowend?

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KVRian
1240 posts since 23 Jun, 2007 from Findlay OH USA

Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:27 am

Long lovely sounds, slowly evolving harmonic rhythm, deep and evocative mood.

Excellent music. I liked it. :)

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:48 pm

enroe wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:25 am
I listened to "Sol Rides The Celestial Elevator". Is there really
such an elevator? Ok, let's see:

The rising and falling deep tone can indeed be associated with
a sunrise. And you also need a little patience and calm - just
like observing the movement of the sun. At around 4:00 minutes
it gets more dramatic - but only a little.

The track reminds me a bit of Tangerine Dream - they also
celebrated very cosmic tracks and also created this kind of
atmosphere. It stimulates meditative depth. It would go well
with withdrawn monks in a distantly haunted monastery. The
track could of course also fit in with a science fiction film.

Overall: A nice meditative track that is very relaxing and
stimulating in its minimalism. :tu:
Tangerine Dream were the band that first introduced me to electronic music back in the '70s and I still love and regularly listen to their '70s and early '80s music today, so any comparison with them is much appreciated, but probably undeserved :)

I must admit that I am currently in a "minimal" phase, where most of my recent tracks feature no more than 6 instruments.

Thanks very much for listening and commenting, andy. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:59 pm

layzer wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:30 am
very good OST material, can hear this used with a distant planet exploration scene.
great buildup, sound set and immersive ambience. :tu:
Thanks very much for the listen and comments, layzer. Glad you liked it :)

Many of my recent tracks have attracted OST and SciFi comparisons. I think it may be time to compile an album's worth of these tracks for a Bandcamp release. It probably won't happen for a while. I'm currently working on four others :)

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:08 pm

folderol wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:24 am
Enjoying another listen after already commenting 'over there' :lol:
Thanks very much for taking the time to listen and comment again, folderol. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:06 pm

frank1985 wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:41 am
Very nice use of space....how do you get the nice lowend?
The lowend is quite interesting. There are 3 sounds contributing to each "bass" note, played serially, and relying on B2 to smear them together.

1) a vocal sample stretched 16x and pitched down
2) a Chromaphone marimba sound stretched 16x and pitched down
3) an arpeggiated ACE patch stretched 16x and pitched down

All were played using Iris2 through 3 identical instances of B2.

I actually let a lot of low frequency through the reverb (I think I set the HPF freq to approx 60Hz), because I wasn't planning to harmonise the bass, although the tails did slightly overlap the attack phase of the successive notes.

Thanks very much for listening, frank. Glad you liked it :)

KVRian
555 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:57 pm

seismic1 wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:06 pm
frank1985 wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:41 am
Very nice use of space....how do you get the nice lowend?
The lowend is quite interesting. There are 3 sounds contributing to each "bass" note, played serially, and relying on B2 to smear them together.

1) a vocal sample stretched 16x and pitched down
2) a Chromaphone marimba sound stretched 16x and pitched down
3) an arpeggiated ACE patch stretched 16x and pitched down

All were played using Iris2 through 3 identical instances of B2.

I actually let a lot of low frequency through the reverb (I think I set the HPF freq to approx 60Hz), because I wasn't planning to harmonise the bass, although the tails did slightly overlap the attack phase of the successive notes.

Thanks very much for listening, frank. Glad you liked it :)
Interesting, thanks for sharing. I've come close to pulling the trigger on ACE a few times; is it as CPU intensive as Diva and Repro? Killer synths, but i always had a tough time running them. What are you using to time stretch?

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:41 pm

StudioDave wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:27 am
Long lovely sounds, slowly evolving harmonic rhythm, deep and evocative mood.

Excellent music. I liked it. :)
Thanks very much for checking this one out, Dave. Glad you liked it :)

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:09 pm

frank1985 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:57 pm
seismic1 wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:06 pm
frank1985 wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:41 am
Very nice use of space....how do you get the nice lowend?
The lowend is quite interesting. There are 3 sounds contributing to each "bass" note, played serially, and relying on B2 to smear them together.

1) a vocal sample stretched 16x and pitched down
2) a Chromaphone marimba sound stretched 16x and pitched down
3) an arpeggiated ACE patch stretched 16x and pitched down

All were played using Iris2 through 3 identical instances of B2.

I actually let a lot of low frequency through the reverb (I think I set the HPF freq to approx 60Hz), because I wasn't planning to harmonise the bass, although the tails did slightly overlap the attack phase of the successive notes.

Thanks very much for listening, frank. Glad you liked it :)
Interesting, thanks for sharing. I've come close to pulling the trigger on ACE a few times; is it as CPU intensive as Diva and Repro? Killer synths, but i always had a tough time running them. What are you using to time stretch?
ACE CPU usage - that's a tough question.

Until a month ago, I had been using EnergyXT as my DAW on a succession of machines. My last machine (an i5-2310 quad-core) only had 6Gb of RAM, and the 32-bit DAW meant that I was restricted to 2Gb for that program. Consequently I never used more than 3 instances of ACE at a time, but I never ran into any problems. I have just started using MuLab 64-bit, 16Gb i7-9700 octa-core, but haven't used ACE (or Bazille) yet in any real projects. I just loaded 4 factory patches in ACE under Mulab and the CPU went from 2.5% to 8%, but the numbers probably vary depending on the patch complexity.

I use PaulStretch within Audacity for all my timestretching, and then pull the audio back into the DAW. I have the Plugin somewhere, but haven't really got around to using it yet.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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