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Old 07-16-2012, 12:20 PM
slightlydrybeans slightlydrybeans is offline
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Lightbulb The Daily Ambient

So this summer I set myself the rather lofty goal to create a new ambient piece everyday and post it up online. So far I'm on day 16

dailyambient.tumblr.com < follow me on tumblr if you're into that sorta thing.

I really did it to make myself quicker and less fiddly when it comes to completing things. With the traditional DAW environment I end up spending months tweaking tiny minutia and never finish anything, and end up with a bad feeling of burnout. This was to make me create something and finish it, even if I don't think it's "perfect". There is simply not enough time to spend 5 hours on every track.

I end up doing stuff mostly in hardware, making interesting feedback loops, simple loops from my crappy sp-202 sampler, only an arp and motion sequencer running things, etc.

It's great! It feels so liberating to have such high output, and the feeling that I should just experiment and make some noise.

I would highly recommend it to anyone with the capacity and desire to push themselves.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:58 PM
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I buy that Idea. Daily Ambient funny title too. now let's give this a listen. Summer is a good time to open up and experience new ideas!

Wade
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:26 AM
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Exactly the idea. I'm really curious what you think as well, since I consider you to be an interesting person who makes interesting music.

Let me know if you have any ideas for things I can try out. I have loads of opportunities!
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:02 PM
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Reminds me a bit of a writing class I was in a very long time ago -- Each student had to write one new poem every day -- 5 a week for three weeks. Each poem had to be in a specific format with unusual restrictions that changed for every assignment (rough example: "Write a sonnet on a natural subject, don't use any adverbs"). Doing stuff on a regular schedule like this is great -- you will generate lots of new ideas -- and the results you have so far sound pretty good. The pitfall I've run into with this approach is then re-visiting those ideas and creating a finished track. The way to handle that is to create some sort of deadline -- a live gig, or an art show...

Cheers,
Jim
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:16 AM
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I listened to Day 17 smoothsound very good work I like how sound creatures seem to rise up out of nowhere..

I'm listening to Day 19 left a comment on your site. Now I'll go back and listen to some of the other Days!

Regards

Wade

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Old 07-18-2012, 04:30 PM
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Default Very cool!

I just listened to day 1. It conjured up images of a rainy night in a dark city. Blade Runner anyone? I noticed your notes mention the use of a Behringer v-pro. Do you mean the V-Verb Pro? If so, that's a great verb! I have two of 'em.

Isaac
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