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Lets hear those drones!
Old 23rd February 2011
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Lets hear those drones!

Ok we all know recording long experimental instrumental/drones is way more fun than arranging. So lets hear them! The other thread died because the title sucked, so do-overs. I'll start

http://soundcloud.com/estin/absolute0

^ Old




^inspired by thread

Last edited by Estin; 15th March 2011 at 03:23 PM.. Reason: fixed link
Old 23rd February 2011
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Good stuff, Estin, but you already posted that one. Let's make a rule that only new fresh drones inspired by this thread allowed

I just bashed out a quick one (a drone that is...from a synthesizer).

Contrary to what I just wrote in the "do you use presets" thread, this sound is me using the "moog's bass" preset of my newly-arrived Waldorf Microwave. As it's just a quick hardware demo it hardly counts as anything approaching what might be termed a "finished track" (they will come later).

The filter is controlled with the aftertouch...a few minutes of fun testing out this new baby:



So let's hear some fresh new drones
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What's the best way to create drones anyway?
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What's the best way to create drones anyway?
I guess everyone has their own method. Mine is to have a keyboard hooked up to a synth. I use CD's to hold down keys, the rest is all parameter-tuning.

But another method I've used is to real-time record tracks over each other, until you end up with something like this:



But this track is old...this thread's all about fresh new drones...so get your synth out, mate and show us one
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dhollmusik, I'll get something else up shortly. :P

hey :edit: where did the soundcloud embed post go? still can't figure it out.
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did this one in 10 minutes after being inspired by this thread

i love making drones on the FR XS.. its just too easy

this is the same patch, recorded twice with a few different settings and live tweaking through 2 different effect on the eclipse

then hit with some compression from the glue

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http://www.robotdj.net/robotdata/mono-poly/[Drone]Mono-poly - Ramayana (Serge UserCD Version)-MP3.mp3

http://www.robotdj.net/robotdata/mon...%2017F19DM.mp3

Voila!
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Bump, added a new track to my first post!

Loving the tracks so far guys!
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I started using bandcamp because my tracks kept coming up constantly "unavailable" on sound cloud.

INFRA:RED

I just added a third to my "music for spaceships" album.
Old 23rd February 2011 | Show parent
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An atraditional drone created for this thread in Omnisphere (3 oscillators/soundsources used):
Old 24th February 2011 | Show parent
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heres my attempt using my jp8 and p5

i'd love to give this a try on the ms-20 too, i'm sure i could come up with something fun there too
Old 24th February 2011 | Show parent
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Not made for this thread but still fairly new.

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this is ****ing cool!

Quote:
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An atraditional drone created for this thread in Omnisphere (3 oscillators/soundsources used):
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I started using bandcamp because my tracks kept coming up constantly "unavailable" on sound cloud.

INFRA:RED

I just added a third to my "music for spaceships" album.
those were wonderful! Snagged the download in flac, thank you.
Old 24th February 2011 | Show parent
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heres my attempt using my jp8 and p5
That was some beautiful synth noise. Make more!
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Quote:
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those were wonderful! Snagged the download in flac, thank you.
no, thank you heh

I'm going to keep updating the album.. so when i put up a new track, i'll post here and also send you and email. I don't spam..
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That was some beautiful synth noise. Make more!
i really really want to make one with my ms-20 and wasp, that will be next. but maybe this will hold you over for now, i made this for that laserharp challenge thread:



the only part that's really a drone is my favorite part, the "outerspace wasp deathmix" at 1:20. lol. that's a drone if there ever was one. <3 edp wasp

i love how it sounds so completely out of tune and broken yet i'm in complete control of it all hahah
Old 25th February 2011 | Show parent
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ok so here it is


the ms-20 drone. with wasp. That wasn't enough though, so I pulled out the odyssey for this one, at the first 3-4 minutes and at the very end where all 3 are going briefly. The rest is mostly just ms-20 and wasp as I promised. I hadn't heard any classic arp sounding sample and hold drones, and what would a drone thread be without some arp sample and hold?! that's like a thread about classic bass synth sounds with no mention of the minimoog or something...
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that last drone was all sorts of epic
Old 25th February 2011 | Show parent
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Cool demos here guys. I gotta put up a video of my attempt at some drone/ambient/experimental. That little Korg Monotron can drone.
Old 25th February 2011 | Show parent
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Sh7+G2 modular
Attached Files

atmo1.mp3 (2.11 MB, 5005 views)

Old 25th February 2011 | Show parent
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This a drone sound I made using one of Andromeda's preset sound, I mainly play with the ribbon controller. Its Called "The call of the Beast"

SoundClick artist: Kilon - page with MP3 music downloads

Using this sound I then Collab with my friend to creat a song around this drone again called "Call of the Beast" which is this one

SoundClick artist: GearSlutz Collab - page with MP3 music downloads
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3 more drones they are coming up on a space album i got ready at a label.
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top notch, mono-poly
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Thanks Rusty Creep!
Old 25th February 2011 | Show parent
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Something I'm working on atm. I'm going to get rid of the drums ans just keep it as guitar and an ambient drone.

Old 27th February 2011 | Show parent
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@Estin - great thread and i really like your Absolute0

@Kilon - I know this sounds from somewhere

@mono-poly - super stuff!!! have you released something in this genre?


lately i don't have to much time to play with my toys but i'll upload some industrial drones that was a core of one track i made some time ago
Old 28th February 2011 | Show parent
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This ambient/drone album is out on Strange Life Records.

Monopoly - Atlantic Storm

There's another one coming this year on the same album, some tracks i posted will apear on it to.
With some other deep space stuff.
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so glad i found this thread! loving all the stuff you guys are doing, some great sounds.



a little something i threw together the other day. All just modulated kazoo sounds, it was pretty fun.
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