Good ambient effects?

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szurcio
KVRian
703 posts since 25 Nov, 2005

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:30 am

What are your favorite effects for slow ambient music? (Cheap or free preferred)
Mine:
PaulStretch, Ambient Reverb, Valhalla Freq Echo - free
Frostbite, Polaris - cheap (each purchased for under $10 during sales, I don't remember: maybe Polaris was in the $10-15 range)

ontol
KVRian
1133 posts since 29 Jun, 2012

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:59 am

In addition to several of the ones you have listed, some of my most frequently used effects when doing beatless ambient*:

Valhalla Ubermod, VintageVerb
Eventide Blackhole, Band Delays, H910
Soundtoys Echoboy, Primaltap, Crystallizer
Sonic Charge Permut8
Melda MTurboReverb
Freakshow Industries Backmask
GRM Shuffling, Evolution, Spacegrain
Psychic Modulation Echomelt
Nomad Factory Echoes
RealtimeOnly Reverbical
Lexicon PCM
PSP 2445, PianoVerb
Ursa DSP LaGrange
Blue Cat Axiom
Waves Plate






*Not all of these would be used on their own, but in chains with others.

*Since you listed some sale prices, most everything here has had a good sale price at one time or another

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PatchAdamz
KVRAF
4305 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:10 am

In addition to the list above, here are a couple favs:

Blackhole
ADAPTIVERB
UAD reverbs

robotmonkey
KVRAF
2019 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:13 am

reverb & phaser
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GaryG
KVRAF
5696 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Kent, UK

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:27 am

For free:

Orilriver and Sanford’s reverbs are both great. I probably use them more than my commercial ones.

Musical Entropys Spaceship Delay is one of my favourite delays, sounds great and has so many options. Actually his Guitar Gadgets is pretty essential too, great collection of off the wall effects (not just for guitars sounds).

Paid: I think Valhalla’s Ubermod is on everything I do, particularly the tape verb preset.
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MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2776 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:13 pm


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martinjuenke
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2355 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:30 pm


Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
10680 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:56 pm

BYOME
Molekular
2cAudio B2

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37840 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:58 pm

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:56 pm
BYOME

everyone keeps mentioning this.
may have to have an actual look at it.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
10680 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:24 pm

vurt wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:58 pm
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:56 pm
BYOME

everyone keeps mentioning this.
may have to have an actual look at it.
I'm still only tweaking around with presets. I imagine that someone with a modular mindset, such as yourself, would get on really well with it :tu:

Neon Breath
KVRAF
2940 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:03 pm

Inear Dislay Litote. Combined with a lush velvet reverb of your choice, instant evolving soundscape.
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Sparky77
KVRian
826 posts since 29 Sep, 2006

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:48 pm

vurt wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:58 pm
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:56 pm
BYOME

everyone keeps mentioning this.
may have to have an actual look at it.
Its good for Ambient.

I have been getting some use from it and Steves cool Dream Verb preset.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ExE9br1Zg

The reverbs in BYOME standup well to many of the other reverb plugins.
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SoundPorn
KVRist
138 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:34 pm

Cableguys Halftime. It's $12 and absolutely essential. Put it after A1 Trigger Gate which is free by Alex Hamilton and put Zynaptiqs free Subspace after on the Z setting and ... drift.

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dandezebra
KVRian
721 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:53 pm

Mikron Cascade is the balls.

Neon Breath
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2940 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:59 pm

dandezebra wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Mikron Cascade is the balls.
:tu: that's a really good (and rare) call! Very underestimaded ambient generator.
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