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Iris


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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I started this with some Jampack Symphony loops and messed about with them. I can't seem to get in a creative mode lately! Anyway, there are eight tracks in this, three Omnisphere, three Zebra, and two Dimension. [I just got it!] I've tried to blend symphonic sounds with electronica. Don't know how successful I've been.

Iris is a lovely lady, who I should have gone to see today. Instead I did this music for her. I hope she likes it.
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Song Stats
Hits: 2674
Comments: 43
Fans: 18
Plays: 109
Downloads: 70
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Nov 07, 2010 - 01:27:28 PM
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010 - 01:30:59 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 03:40:15 PM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac, Rokit 5s.
Software:
Logic, Omnisphere, Zebra 2, Dimension soft synths, DubStation AU.
Comments
Ex_Silentio said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Iris will love it
Simple and pure. That one-step back and forth is a natural for ambient. You use it to nice effect here. Creative mode? Oh yeah, tell me about it. Messing around with new things seems to be a good way to get the juices flowing again. I'm glad you were able to break down the barrier and post this lovely piece of music.
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thanks D
I'm fairly simple, but maybe not so pure! Oh how I wish I didn't have to earn money the hard way...
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Henke said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Did great
You did. Instruments blend very well I think. Not always easy... Sounds a lot like YOUR music. I like it! A sweet lullaby before going to bed and trying to restore some health. Thanks and take care.

(Oh, mind there's never any rush in posting new stuff. Take your time, and new songs will emerge when you are ready. I know how it is ;-)

/Henke
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thanks Henke
Do I really have a "style"? That's nice. Yes. I've well and truly given up the "posting a song every fortnight" malarky. There is just not enough time.
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Henke said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Sure do
"A style" (and "style" too ;-) Your choice of instruments/sounds, the type of songs you make... In this case the sound emerging around 0:40 sounds a lot like davajonah to me e.g. The fact that it is recognizably you even though you've got some new toys says it all, I guess.
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Narad said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Iris
Very soothing and relaxing, simple and profound. For me a little gem of tenderness, love and devotion. The most bautiful thing an artist can realize. Hats off ! :)
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Iris
My mother! I should have gone to see her, but didn't. The song is for her.
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Moviz said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
That
opening bass sounds wonderful Dave and the whole piece sounds magical; quite orchestral really and I'm sure Iris will love it, if only for it's soothing qualities...... love those synth sounds, regards M
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thanks Mo
I'm usually more interested in making new sounds, but it was enlightening using symphonic presets. I always think that they don't really sound like the real thing, but those in the Dimension synth do sound good, I think.

Cheers Mo!
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richard13 said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Beautiful Dave
Calm, flowing, soothing, restful, and a lovely offering to Iris. The blending is something I've tried too, occasionally: yours worked well. Keep at it.
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thanks Richard
Yes, it was an interesting exercise: I'm glad you think it worked!
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AndeeScott said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Lovely
You have been successful in combing symphonic and electronica. Was a very relaxing journey I had listening to this very nice and your lovely lady will enjoy this song I think :) Is that Adagio Expressivo Strings from Omnisphere sounds like it. I love it use it all the time :)
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thank you!
No I didn't use any symphonic presets from Omnisphere [God! What a synth it is!] I used some presets from Dimension to get the violins and violas.

Thanks again for listening. :-)
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Or was it
cellos? I can't remember - ha!
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AndeeScott said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Enjoyed
this song so much thought I would have another listen and noticed in your description your from Merseyside.

So am I. I live in Southport lol
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MarkHolbrook said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Can't get
creative huh!? Well what do you call this? I'd call it pretty darned cool and creative!! LOL... Enjoyed it lots
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Mark
That's really kind of you to say so, thanks!
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Reinholt56 said 2476 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Hi Dave....
Four favourite icons. I guess there's a bit of keybounce on this keyboard!! It seems I'm over egging the omelette. The mix really is superb though. I think that if this is a snack as opposed to a full meal then there will be a wonderful feast to come. I hope your composers block fades away real soon.

Everything about the mix is top notch. Your pieces are always, to me, worth waiting for.

I'm off now to listen again (and again).

Take care.

Paul

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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Paul
Maybe I should give you four replies! Your comments, as ever, are very kind and also inspiring to me. Thank you.
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falcef said 2475 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Iris
Hello good musician the song is beautiful and interesting sounds are good choice and rhythm. Congratulations and best wishes from falcef hello in Italy. Iris love my hahahah no lontam
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Falcef
Grazie!
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Skean said 2475 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Man
Omnisphere is huge, when I got it I get some creative inspirations but now it's all gone, so I know what you are talking about, a tip try to feel the music cos when you think it make you frustrated, okay that is for me but I thought it maybe is the same for you.

This is a beauty a relaxing piece who fits well to this dark early nights we have now, and soon it come to be snow.. Take careā€¦ Cheers
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thanks Kenta
I know exactly what you mean! Inspiration has been hard to come by, of late. Maybe it will come back. And these dark and dreary Northern Hemisphere days are not good are they?

Thanks again.
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Parichayaka said 2475 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
very nice...
How could anyone not like this?! Soothing, warm and enjoyable. The pulsing synth in the back provides a nice structure. I'd make the strings a bit softer volume wise. You could also make the attack faster and the release slower.
Lovely track though, like Ex said, simple and pure.
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thank you
I may do a little remix some day, and I would certainly take your advice about the strings. I think some work on the dynamics, rather than the overall volume, would be the answer, but I simply didn't have the time, sadly.

Thanks again Pari, I appreciate your comments!
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magnatone said 2475 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Iris
Hi Dave - this is SO well done my friend! i really love the blend of orchestral with electronica - i wish i could figure out how to do it - you've done it VERY well here - great job!
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Karen
I wish I could figure it out too! It's really frustrating when I "tweak" that I haven't enough skill or knowledge to get a sound EXACTLY I want. I do try!

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments!
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lilmom said 2475 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Iris
Iris is a very lucky lady to have music of this calliber written for her! OMG, how I love this!!!!!
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thank you!
What a kind thing to say! Thanks for listening. :-)
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Kicbal said 2475 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
I like
the slow progression of this and the layers work well together. A great combination of sounds and an overall pensive yet assured mood. Downloaded, thanks.
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thank you
I've said it before, but a download is always a huge compliment you know. Thanks once again!
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Diviner said 2475 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Lovely sounds
Well composed, its very gentle and relaxing. Enjoyed the chill.
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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Thanks Keith!
Glad you were chilled! Nice and gentle, this one. :)
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lengold said 2475 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Listening to this
at lunchtime Dave... so peaceful. Don't fancy going back to work now. Might take the afternoon off and just relax.
Lovely.
Cheers
Len

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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Len
I wish I could just take an afternoon off like that! Sadly, I can't.

Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. Nice one!
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jiguma said 2473 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Excellent stuff Dave
You are really good at this sort of thing - this sounds terrific. Relaxing and rich with a great combination of tasty sounds.
Like it a lot!
Neil

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davajonah said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
That's lovely
Neil. I'm pleased you liked this one. Cheers!
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Corporal Beef said 2472 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
A Lovely Piece
I think Iris would forgive you once she heard this. NIce job with this; thanks for posting.
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davajonah said 2471 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Thanks.
I'm going to visit tomorrow, yes.
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bud said 2451 days ago (December 3rd, 2010)
Beautiful breathing line running through this
gets deep into the head and heart - nice choice of instruments and a finely detailed mix.
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DonStevens said 2316 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
IRIS
The tension is gone. Thanks.
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PatriciaGirl said 2223 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Placid...
like and undisturbed lake in the morning hours of light. Great control over the orchestrated strings. The higher registry of strings are sweet and so subtle. What a nice gift it must of been. Thanks for this beautiful piece-much enjoyed! patty
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kingbee said 1333 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
iris
Just found this on the macjams player. Wrapping xmas presents on xmas eve. Music transports me to some where else.
Beautiful piece of music Davey
Thank you
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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