Making Ambient Music (tips, methods, workflow, etc)

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Re: Making Ambient Music (tips, methods, workflow, etc)

Post by re:dream » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:47 pm

ObtuseMoose wrote:. A plugin that I've found useful in a similar way is Michael Norris' "Spectral DroneMaker". It's a Mac-only AU (sorry Windows people :-( ) that does real-time spectral processing and is extremely tweakable. Brian Trifon demonstrates it at

http://nextstepaudio.com/pads/trifonic- ... ronemaker/

The plugin itself is available at

http://www.michaelnorris.info/software/ ... ctral.html

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This link does not work any more, but Michael Norris now has a Spectral Dronemaker and a whole bunch of other spectral effects at http://www.michaelnorris.info/software/ ... c-spectral

A whole suite of spectral granular effects downloadable for free. Check it out.

BTW the spectral dronemaker has a very nice interaction with Maurizio Giri AKA amazingnoises's Grip effect. Just saying 8)

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Re: Making Ambient Music (tips, methods, workflow, etc)

Post by ObtuseMoose » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:24 pm

re:dream wrote:This link does not work any more, but Michael Norris now has a Spectral Dronemaker and a whole bunch of other spectral effects at http://www.michaelnorris.info/software/ ... c-spectral

A whole suite of spectral granular effects downloadable for free. Check it out.

BTW the spectral dronemaker has a very nice interaction with Maurizio Giri AKA amazingnoises's Grip effect. Just saying 8)
Thanks for the update on the Michael Norris link.

Adding Spectral Dronemaker to Steve Angstrom's generative techniques (even the simple "plinky plonk world" rack) gives some very pleasant sequences.

I don't have "The Grip", but from the description, it sounds similar to Norris's "Spectral Gate and Hold" (albeit with a vastly simpler UI.)

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Re: Making Ambient Music (tips, methods, workflow, etc)

Post by FORMAT » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:58 pm

There's a pretty thorough tutorial in the latest issue of Future Music (the UK mag) as well. May be worth procuring a copy.

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