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Starwide Wandering (An Ambiental Mix)


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This is one of those mixes that I'm not too sure about. There are new elements/effects and it's these that make me uneasy about uploading.

I've used a free effect, Wolfram, on two of the three stereo outputs. The circular beat is the component that worries me. It is in the listeners face from time to time and I don't know what to do with it, as it is. Most strange.

Let me know what you think. Is it off putting to the mix as a whole or does it add anything positive? Does it detract from the immersive listening experience?
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Uploaded: Feb 13, 2013 - 07:17:26 AM
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013 - 07:17:26 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 03:15:15 PM
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HP Pavilion HPE computer
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Energy XT2, 3 x Zebra 2, Wolfram, Goldwave, Reaper
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richard13 said 1617 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
Circular beat
I am assuming, Paul, that this "component" is caused by an effect and that the whole piece would sound quite different if you removed it. It IS quite in-your-face at times but I don't think it's off-putting necessarily: perhaps in an ambient piece but if this were a soundtrack, the circular beat would be perfect for apprehension, premonition, foreboding. In fact, I can visualize quite easily one crew member on a ship of sleeping colleagues making his or her rounds after hearing an unusual bump in the night.
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PeterB7858 said 1617 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
Starwide Wandering
Hi Paul. The circular beat is quite prominent but strangely hypnotic and gives the piece its character. It would be quite a different piece of music without it. I agree with Richard, possibly good soundtrack material, rather than relaxing ambient, per se. Thanks for the post. Regards, Peter.
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fixed1t said 1617 days ago (February 14th, 2013)
Overpowering Effect
The circular motion is quite relaxing to start with but becomes and very pulsating like the cross modulation of warning sirens along a corridor. I've heard a similar doppler effect being forced to leave a hotel in the middle of the night with the fire sirens going. If they were a little quieter I think they add to the mix, as it is for me they overpowered it. Now its stopped, I can whistle the siren effect but remember nothing of the underlying piece it overpowered.

Nice effect though all the same.
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Henke said 1616 days ago (February 15th, 2013)
I'm with Richard too
You may not need to take it away altogether, but if you could make it come and go in the mix it would probably be more effective and not drown the rest of the piece. Sounds like a nice piece half buried in the background there ;-)

Take care,
Henke
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Philip18 said 1615 days ago (February 16th, 2013)
Starwide wandering
The general flow of the piece of sort of relaxing, but that pulsating effect does add an air of menace to it. All depends what you're after and where the music will be used. I agree that it's more a movie piece than a relaxing listen (the effect is too intrusive for me to enjoy it for too long). Interesting listening.
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aRcTip said 1614 days ago (February 17th, 2013)
Starwide Wandering
This is really nice. And a great song title too. The harmonies put me at ease. That beat adds something really interesting to the piece, especially at the beginning when it's lower in the mix and sort of in sync.
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paul f. page said 1613 days ago (February 17th, 2013)
Immersed I am...
Yes, the circular beat rings throughout the composition, but it is a distinctly unifying feature that sucks the listened immediately into the track while providing a sort of "ground bass/base" upon which to play out all the other tone-generated sounds. At about 2:30 it DOES become a bit much for my ears and I just want to turn it down...down...down...and then off. "Close the pod bay doors, Hal." That red video eye is overwhelming everything else in your mix. Ah...at 4:35 it begins to fade and then disappears...almost. Something to think about. You don't want to inflict pain, Paul.
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ShadowofNine said 1613 days ago (February 18th, 2013)
Starwide Wandering
nothing off putting for me, just an epic journey.
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PatriciaGirl said 1611 days ago (February 19th, 2013)
Starwide Wandering
My mind drifts far and away with this piece. I like it very much. The component adds an element that doesn't take away from the wandering motive. There are underlining patterns that are interesting as well. Great job Paul.
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Name: Paul J Slinn
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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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