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Atmospheric / Ambient sound samples? Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Virgil., Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Virgil.

    Virgil. ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Does anyone know where I can get some good atmosphereic / ambient sound samples to use for post-rock/ambient kind of music? (In the style of Godspeed You! Black Emperor!, God is an astronaut, etc.)
    This is the only good example of what I can find...
    http://www.futurewaveshaper.com/Sounds/Sound_Atmospheres/

    I like those, but I'm looking for a lot more options if they are out there. I don't want to just buy the first pack I come across.

    Thanks!
     
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    GarethSE New Metal Member

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    Sine waves with lots of delay and reverb

    Hit your guitar with various things, I use one of my lighters as a slide quite frequently (sounds better and feels better than any slide i ever used, it is a special slide lighter :D)
    generally, much reverb and delay

    feedback, computer fans pitched down and timestreched (although that is a bit more mechanical, i am more into more organic textures myself)


    I play my amp just as much as my guitar..
     
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    you can make your own with anything. here's a freeware vst that imitates reason's nn19, nn29, a basic but functional sampler. now go wild with effects like gareth said :D
     
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    Search for free native instruments libraries (mikro something). There are some crazy things that can get you Devin Townsend synth like tones instantly.
     
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    Native Instruments Absynth and Camel Audio Alchemy have great spacey, evolving atmospheres and pads.
     
  7. Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith Envisage Audio

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    Omnisphere, use it all the time
     
  8. Virgil.

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    Sweet, thanks for the recommendations everyone! :)
     
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    reg3n Señor Miembro

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    I'm so trying all of that! :kickass: thanks man!
     
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    cinematic guitars of samplelogic, great library for kontakt!!!!!!

    definitely a must have! ;)
     
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    rapucore i really hate spiders

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    With creative use of delay(s), reverb(s) and some modulation effects you can make unique ambient atmospheres and samples yourself. Try it!

    Kinda OT here (not so ambient), but I remember doing a bassdrop-influenced synth chord drop with a short, slightly distorted chord with a long reverb added and then I just pitch shifted it to slide down an octave with Cubase's pitch shifter function. I kept the actual bassdrop with lower volume to give it some low end - it turned out great! :)
     
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    This video gave me a pretty good start

     
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    does anyone know any environmental samples, like rain, thunder, wind, etc?
     
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    I copied a load from library sound effects cds . Really you just need a good ear thats always open and a means to record it at a moments notice if truth be told . You can recreate stuff at will also ...you never want to use the exact same source sound tho . If you can mask the source to the point that it is nolonger recognizable radio & TV or DVD film . Backwards editing , pitch shifting , playback speeds . Samplers and a multitude of effects and so on ... Think about what liam must have tried when developing sounds for the prodigy . Really love that shit .
     
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    I've tried that approach before, while it definitely works, I'm just curious about how the movie business guys do it. I really doubt they run around with mics chasing lightning storms...
     
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    No . There are probably Sound effect guys who recorded it all in advance but im sure some chasing was involved .
     
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    freesound.org has pretty much anything...you could also google that stuff and probably find it.
     
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    www.audiozombiesound.com

    They do lots of creepy stuff for large bands and horror films / industry
    Awesome people and inexpensive!
     

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