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Old 22-04-2016, 06:33 AM   #1
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THE BEST INSTRUMENT TO HAVE IN AMBIENT MUSIC?????

What is your guys favorite instrument to use when recording ambient music?

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Old 22-04-2016, 06:51 AM   #2
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Field recorder and my DAW and I guess any synth that can make nice pads

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Old 22-04-2016, 08:54 AM   #4
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Old 22-04-2016, 10:58 AM   #5
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Right now it's Zebra2. Closely followed by samples of field recordings.
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Old 22-04-2016, 11:14 AM   #6
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AS-606 Ambient Sequencer.

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Old 22-04-2016, 01:09 PM   #7
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Old 23-04-2016, 02:13 AM   #9
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Old 23-04-2016, 02:50 AM   #10
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Old 23-04-2016, 04:13 AM   #11
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Re: THE BEST INSTRUMENT TO HAVE IN AMBIENT MUSIC?????

I recently picked up Exhale from Output, the vocal synthesizer. Amongst everything else mentioned in this thread it's pretty ripe for ambient type things.

That said, so is anything else really.

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Old 23-04-2016, 05:56 AM   #12
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What is your guys favorite instrument to use when recording ambient music?
Omnisphere, but then what does that say... as in: what genre would it not work for?

Then, again, even I can cobble together some nice ambient drone sounds using Bazille, Blue2, Serum, Diva, Predator, Thor, and probably Massive. I read a quote recently on photographic cameras: the best camera is the one you have with you. Analog waveforms, chords, LFO, and resonant filter seems like most of what you need (depending on sub-genre, people can get so finicky these days). And a sampler. Kontakt is the way to go there, which technically includes Exhale, as well as Heavyocity as they run within that platform.

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Sound, I suppose.

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Old 23-04-2016, 09:59 AM   #14
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What is your guys favorite instrument to use when recording ambient music?
My guys favorite instruments are a field recorder and a synth.
xoxos Steam, NI Absynth, Omnisphere, Kontakt (with any suiting library), HG Fortune synths (R.I.P) or any other synth really.
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I just remembered that I'm still upset that Harmor is not available on Mac.

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another favorite instrument of mine is my "field record someone else playing their instrument in public"-aphone

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If you can play a bass in a slow mellow manner that can help. If not just use a sample.

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