Which synthesizer is most suitable for ambient music?

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El°HYM
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1434 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:06 am

whyterabbyt wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:40 am
El°HYM wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:23 am
whyterabbyt wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:05 am
El°HYM wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:43 am Wouldn the most sophisticated and perfected form of Ambient be Silence
Nope. Unless you're profoundly deaf, silence doesnt exist.
Read again. Then on top, taking a Quote out of Context to make your point. How 'smart' must one be. :roll:
For someone who wanted the thread to go on a little longer, you sure dont seem to like people contributing. I guess you think you're the arbiter of who can post and what.

Anyway, go read up on the actual inspiration for 4'33", which had already been mentioned by the time I posted, since you clearly didnt get my context or point.
How about some Ambience.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

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whyterabbyt
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Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:38 am

El°HYM wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:06 amHow about some Ambience.
its mostly a fridge-freezer and the cpu fan right now. nice modulations, but maybe not pastoral enough for some.
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El°HYM
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Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:41 am

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martiu
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Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:58 am

sounds lovely, it needs some Eventide reverb though
:?

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Cyforce
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2181 posts since 2 Feb, 2009 from Germany

Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 9:03 am

Korg Wavestation? Many pad, atmo and key sounds with soft retro vibe...
Or the newer Korg Wavestate VST version from the hardware synth?

susquash
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34 posts since 3 Dec, 2022

Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:17 am

The korg wavestate creates really great sounding ambient type sounds.
Sounds by Marco Mayer show its potential.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAP5U43-esM

SpartanNoble
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Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:09 pm

If everything is simplified, then the Omnisphere is enough for most ambient needs. It's just made for it :tu:
Otherwise, you can play with any synthesizer + reverb + fx

Matter of desire + taste + time :roll:

vurt
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98569 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:11 pm

quick experiment, hip hop beat for ambient?
https://youtu.be/6swBpvx_JHA
if you don't want me to destroy you
take a leaf out of my book, turn it round and have a look...

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ancient7
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Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:45 pm

whyterabbyt wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:07 am
ancient7 wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 4:21 am Or: Ambient represents pure nature.
Not in a city it doesnt.
A city is nature too.

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El°HYM
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Post Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:18 pm

vurt wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:11 pm quick experiment, hip hop beat for ambient?
https://youtu.be/6swBpvx_JHA
If this is hiphop then me mos def liking it. :phones:
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VELLTONE MUSIC
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1724 posts since 19 Sep, 2017 from The Future

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:24 am

My fav ambient touch is when a track carry you to another world of feelings,experience so on - for example how you gonna feel if you land on another planet,something like that - weird,out of our world,beautiful,space ambient...:)

zzz00m
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Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:13 am

You can turn nearly any sound into an ambient drone by sending it through some FX. For edgier sounds rather than peaceful new-age pads, take a listen to the free Glitchmachines Hysteresis. https://glitchmachines.com/products/hysteresis/

With some settings the original sound or rhythmic elements can be completely lost in the process (100% wet), or can still be heard if desired by using the dry/wet output mix control.

Feedback-Based Delay
Stutter Effect
Lowpass Filter
Modulation FX
60 Factory Presets
Scalable User Interface
Win/Mac VST3/AU 64bit

Follow up with a big reverb tail from something like Valhalla Supermassive. :D
Windows 10 and too many plugins

vurt
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Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:21 am

El°HYM wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:18 pm
vurt wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:11 pm quick experiment, hip hop beat for ambient?
https://youtu.be/6swBpvx_JHA
If this is hiphop then me mos def liking it. :phones:
was just a quick example of making sounds that could be used in ambient music of today, using beats rather than the usual sound sources.
just time and pitch changes, and a hell of a lot of delay :hihi:
slice out bits then mix it low, or just add to it, whatever!!!
if you don't want me to destroy you
take a leaf out of my book, turn it round and have a look...

Jafo
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Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:15 am

ancient7 wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:45 pm A city is nature too.
Totally! Asphalt, concrete, glass, copper, and plastic spontaneously arrange themselves in low-entropy geometric configurations all the time...
Wait... loot _then_ burn? D'oh!

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whyterabbyt
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Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 8:17 am

ancient7 wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:45 pm
whyterabbyt wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:07 am
ancient7 wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 4:21 am Or: Ambient represents pure nature.
Not in a city it doesnt.
A city is nature too.
so what isnt nature, then?
"You're becoming old, and that makes you bitter and angry.... Happens to people who lack empathy and good principles.
Good guys (like I very obviously am) learn how to deal with that properly, without taking it out on others"

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