Well, I've been promising a new track for a long time...... I hope it was worth the wait!
This has had quite a long gestation as I had played about an hours worth of improvisation one night over Christmas and it took a while to whittle the ideas down, and then get it all consistent. As an ambient track, underneath it is quite repetitive, but with subtle variation above it and some repeating motifs.
I've had the basic idea for a long time with a Montage pad, but it really came to life with a patch from Signs of Life for Omnisphere 2 from Plugin Guru, who produces some really excellent sound sets.
The minute I heard those rain forest sounds, I knew that I had to put them together with the Montage Pad. This is also the first outing of my Prophet X, albeit in a minor support role to add some atmosphere sounds.Signs of Life is the biggest library for Omnisphere I have released to date! With environmental recordings from a 15 day trip thru Costa Rica, then 6+ months spent feeding these recordings thru synth and plug-ins to make new synth samples “Powered by Mother Nature” and then adding Drum Loops AND single Shot Drum Samples, this was an amazing adventure and the end results can finally be shared with all of you
- Yamaha Montage - the underlying pad/motion sequenced arpeggio, which has several layers in itself
- Korg Kronos - the beautiful, breathy flute sound which comes from its STR-1 processing engine - which is capable of so much more than string modelling!
- Omnisphere 2 - "Mist over the trees this morning" - a gorgeous high pad from the Gaikaju sound set by The Unfinished
- Omnipshere 2 - "Chauita House" - an adapted version from the Plugin Guru collection mentioned above
- Zebra - "Distant Shores EP" from Luftrum 13 - I am a huge fan of Luftrum, he gets some amazing sounds out of many different soft synths
- Sequential Prophe X - an adapted version of a factory patch using the organic ambiences samples in the Prophet X's 8DIO sample library
The one positive thing about the current lock down is that I can no longer travel for work purposes. I guess I am lucky in that I can still work from home, but the evenings are all mine again and I have the intention of going through my backlog of ideas!