Dissolve (Seismic Ambient Repast Rehabilitation)

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KVRAF
10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:46 pm

The latest release from Ambient Online (Vol 14), featuring almost 8 hours of music (at a guess - I haven't added it all up yet), comprising 60 tracks of diverse ambient music, all made by members of Ambient Online, is released today. This compilation is again available as a "name your price" release, so it should suit all pockets. It's another no-brainer, especially with the nights drawing in.

This is my first track made in a new DAW - MuLab. I've finally jumped off the cliff into the 64-bit abyss, but it doesn't really signal the end of my EnergyXT2 days just yet. I think I have 25+ remix projects to take care of.

I'm still learning what MuLab can do and haven't really developed a workflow yet, but I'm starting to get the hang of some of the ins and outs of it. Early days and all that. I quite like the transition that occurs in this piece, which was inspired by a Sunday lunch which was in danger of going off the rails.

This could be subtitled "Lumpy Gravy", but Frank might not appreciate that.

https://soundcloud.com/whatsisname/dissolve

Recorded/Mixed in MuLab 8.7.6
Mastered in T-Racks 5

Bits and Bobs

Lounge Lizard Session
Spitfire LABS Soft Piano
Skanner XT
MUX modular
Zebra2
Valhalla Supermassive
EQuivocate
Satin
Linear Phase EQ
EQP-1A

DR - 10

The album may be found here:-

https://ambientonline.bandcamp.com/albu ... -volume-14

EDIT 20211103: I've just remixed this. I had to rebuild the project to incorporate parallel routing, which in turn allowed me to better automate the transitions between "clean" and processed sounds. I also added B2 to the Rhodes emulations. The mastering chain used for the remix is identical to the original.

https://soundcloud.com/whatsisname/dissolve2liquify

DR - 10
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KVRian
1227 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Finland

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:44 am

A tranquil ambiance and soundscape. Like a morning mist on the slow flowing river at the autumn.
Relaxing music. Good mix and sounds.

KVRAF
1665 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:24 am

The first tones do not follow any known hearing pattern and instead
appear something arbitrary. So very interesting! The question then is:
where is the whole thing going? Anyway, "Dissolve" is a nice fitting title,
because the "Song" sounds like it is dissolving, like falling apart,
apocalyptic. Or maybe the morning mist just dissolves ... :?:

An interesting, relaxing dystopian track! :tu:
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:20 pm

markkuja wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:44 am
A tranquil ambiance and soundscape. Like a morning mist on the slow flowing river at the autumn.
Relaxing music. Good mix and sounds.
Thanks very much for listening and commenting, Markku. Glad you liked it :)

I think I need to schedule another boat trip.

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:05 pm

enroe wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:24 am
The first tones do not follow any known hearing pattern and instead
appear something arbitrary. So very interesting! The question then is:
where is the whole thing going? Anyway, "Dissolve" is a nice fitting title,
because the "Song" sounds like it is dissolving, like falling apart,
apocalyptic. Or maybe the morning mist just dissolves ... :?:

An interesting, relaxing dystopian track! :tu:
Thanks very much for taking the time to listen and comment, enroe. Glad it kept you interested :)

Mist has been known to dissolve, so I think that is a valid comment. In this case I was particularly concerned with rescuing the Sunday lunch after the gravy preparation had taken an unfortunate turn for the worse. In England this is certainly regarded as a dystopian or apocalyptic event :wink:

KVRAF
23326 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:51 pm

and may the Lord have mercy
on the people of England
for the terrible food
these people mu-ust eat

this has a lot of potential. Spatially kind of 2D atm methinks

KVRAF
23326 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:36 pm

that little move to the tritone at around :42 and keeps recurring, I think I'm gwyne steal

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:50 pm

jancivil wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:51 pm
and may the Lord have mercy
on the people of England
for the terrible food
these people mu-ust eat
It's not all bad, although the trend towards "food-delivery" services may not be a great idea. If the wrong food is delivered, or it's not cooked properly it can take many weeks to get a refund.
jancivil wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:51 pm

this has a lot of potential. Spatially kind of 2D atm methinks
Thanks very much for checking this out, jan.

Are you talking about width or depth here? I'm using a new DAW, and it's the first time I have used Supermassive. I have some ideas about restructuring the project, but it may take me a few days to sort it out.

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addled muppet weed
86300 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:08 pm

very nice, post bong.
has a touch of darkness to it, very apt for late on samhain πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

KVRAF
23326 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:19 pm

I meant depth, it's all like 'right in front'.

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:29 pm

jancivil wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:36 pm
that little move to the tritone at around :42 and keeps recurring, I think I'm gwyne steal
diabolus in musica.

I'm quite partial to some King Crimson :)

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:55 pm

jancivil wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:19 pm
I meant depth, it's all like 'right in front'.
Here is an alternative mix - I rebuilt the project to incorporate parallel routing, which in turn allowed me to better automate the transitions between "clean" and processed sounds. I also added B2 to the Rhodes emulations. The mastering chain used for the remix is identical to the original.

https://soundcloud.com/whatsisname/dissolve2liquify

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KVRAF

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10514 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:08 pm

vurt wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:08 pm
very nice, post bong.
has a touch of darkness to it, very apt for late on samhain πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Surely that was early, not late. There were still over 13 hours to go :party: :lol:

Writing these pieces seems to happen more naturally in autumn/winter

Thanks very much for taking the time to comment, vurt. Glad you enjoyed it :)

KVRAF
23326 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:48 pm

seismic1 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:55 pm
jancivil wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:19 pm
I meant depth, it's all like 'right in front'.
Here is an alternative mix - I rebuilt the project to incorporate parallel routing, which in turn allowed me to better automate the transitions between "clean" and processed sounds. I also added B2 to the Rhodes emulations. The mastering chain used for the remix is identical to the original.

https://soundcloud.com/whatsisname/dissolve2liquify
this is a whole different world
excellent. Opaque melodies that would bug most people

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addled muppet weed
86300 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:29 pm

seismic1 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:08 pm
vurt wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:08 pm
very nice, post bong.
has a touch of darkness to it, very apt for late on samhain πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Surely that was early, not late. There were still over 13 hours to go :party: :lol:

Writing these pieces seems to happen more naturally in autumn/winter

Thanks very much for taking the time to comment, vurt. Glad you enjoyed it :)
well yeah, its lasts in to the evening after, but thats then early, so it was the late bit in the middle :lol:

i know what you mean about writing things like this more easily this time of year, i guess its the darker nights feeding in to our psyches? or we are just starting to fear xmas being so close :o

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