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The Rowan


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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The Rowan, or Mountain Ash, is a tree that was most revered by ancient pagans, who believed it warded off evil. They also used its berries as a bit of a cure all. I think they look quite spectacular, especially in the Autumn when the berries form. Wintering birds like them too!

I made all the sounds with the Albino 3 and Zebra 2 softsynths and also used the DubStation plugin to get the dubby FX. The drums are midi loops from the World Jampack that I've messed about with.

Not sure if it's ambient really, I'm not too bothered about genres, but it sort of floats along.

Thanks for dropping by and listening!
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Hits: 2503
Comments: 20
Fans: 10
Plays: 90
Downloads: 110
Votes: 5
Uploaded: May 02, 2008 - 02:05:44 PM
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2015 - 05:49:02 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 02:11:21 PM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac, Edirol midi controller, Rokit5 monitors.
Software:
Albino 3, Zebra 2, DubStation AU.
Comments
Einarus said 3429 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Spacey
This is pretty cool.

I like the steady bass drum and percussion, although there were times where I thought the shaker could be a bit lower in the mix.

Nice lines and cool synth sounds.
Very spacey.

-Einar S.
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davajonah said 3428 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Nice one...
Thanks for the listen and comment. Yeah - maybe you're right about the dubby shaker. I'm actually working on a remix at the moment. This one is a little cluttered towards the end I think.

Thanks again for the kind comments!
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Moviz said 3428 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Nice and
mysterious sounding. I like what you've done with this.... for all the modern sounds there is a feel that could be associated with ancient times and would be ideal as backing for a documentary or TV show about ancient times. I'm quite overlooked by a lovely Mountain Ash in my neighbours garden, cheers M
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davajonah said 3428 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks Mo
Yes - they're really nice trees. Except, maybe in your case, when they block out the light!

Cheers.
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BAMPOT said 3428 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Yip!
LOVE those synth sounds!
This is freakin awesome!
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davajonah said 3428 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks Bam
Nice of you to stop by and comment - cheers!
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Diviner said 3428 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Very nice
Very good sounds and it flows very nicely. Very cool track, it has sounds familiar with Jarre and Tangerine Dream. Really impressed with what you have created here. That DubStation is brilliant, I use it all the time. Another good delay is 'Bionic Delay' which I also use alot, check it out.
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davajonah said 3428 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Oh my!
Comparisons to Jarre and TD. I'm really not worthy.

I will have to watch I don't overdo it with DubStation! It's a lovely bit of kit and so simple to use. I'll check out Bionic Delay, thanks.

Cheers for listening and the lovely comments.
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said 3427 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
The Rowan
A lovely Ambient atmostpheric atmostphere just beautiful sounds.
Love It. Thank you for sharing this gorgous music.

Peace Dee.
davajonah said 3427 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thank you -
- for listening Dee - nice one!
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VicDiesel said 3426 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
That arpeggio
Is that Zebra? I now have two tracks up (my latest two native american tracks) that use the Zebra arpeggiator.

Lovely sounds. If this were my track I'd throw some more sounds in. You can get density from using thick sounds, and you have some lovelies here, or from filling every corner of the spectrum with different parts. Personally, I'd thicken this track out a bit by having something in the low intermediate range, and occasionally some very high frequencies, maybe some bell sound.

Very pleasurable on the whole.
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davajonah said 3426 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
It's the Zebra!
Thanks Vic. Actually, I thinned it out some! The mix got a bit too cluttered and I couldn't de-clutter, so I took out some sounds. The arp in the Zebra is really cool, don't you think?

Listened to Dirt Roads earlier. Nice job on that.

Cheers.
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VicDiesel said 3426 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
The trick
The way to de-clutter is to put lots of EQ on everything, and only cut frequencies. In particular get rid of a lot of mid and low-mid when it's not absolutely essential. My track Vermillion Cliffs has 9 Zebras without much of a problem.


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davajonah said 3426 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Alas!
I'm back in work tomorrow. :( But maybe next weekend I shall have another play. I do mess around with EQ usually, but didn't do much on this one. Maybe I'll have another go at the original file, which I've still got.

Thanks for your input! :-)
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dirigent said 3421 days ago (May 11th, 2008)
The Rowan
Wow - there is something lurking, a sinister threat. Great stuff, very cool. Love the soundwork. A great composition, a masterpiece. Excellent!!!
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Lightman- said 3414 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Dreamy
Good opening of the song, with the synth pads.... I like your sound on this one.... A dreaming song, where the listener can fly away.... Fantastic.....
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Focus12 said 3399 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
cool sounds
Really takes you somewhere. Beautiful!
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richardhowardjones said 3378 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
.
Excellent, wack. One up for the scousers. I disagree with Einarus about the shaker. I think you meant it to be right up there as a driver or at least riding shotgun. A jaunty trip through time. Quite incidentally, the Rowan is one of my favourite trees.
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edpdx said 3344 days ago (July 26th, 2008)
Nice
choice of sounds to get the message across. I like how the melodies are not rushed. The ending could be a little more dramatic.

Nicely done!

edpdx
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Char said 3262 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
I don't know why,
but I remembered the part of the movie where Mel Gibson, as Mad Max walked through desert. Maybe I was thinking Australia and lonely harsh places and one man's determination. I love it. Thank you.
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