Eerie Atmospheres


#41

this was the inspiration for ‘paul’ to make paulstretch btw, might be common knowlege, but also interesting. A 24 hour live streamed version of “Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th symphony stretched to 24 hours, with no pitch distortions”

http://www.expandedfield.net/

the interview:
http://www.microscopics.co.uk/blog/2010/paulstretch-an-interview-with-paul-nasca/


#42

I won’t tell anybody outside this forum, promise :ghost:


#43

I once paulstretched this forum and it took me three years to read.


#44

The first rule of paulstretch club…


#45

I thought everyone knew bout Paul stretch haha

It’s fucking genius tho. Seems to work best with multi layered complex sound


#46

These are Mac only, but IMO they make amazing atmosphere’s with very little effort. Almost feel bad about letting people in on the secret…
http://www.michaelnorris.info/software/soundmagicspectral

Michael Norris is the Chuck Norris of plugins


#47

Thankyou good sir, this will add wonders to some ambient I’m working on right now :slight_smile:


#48

Da real mvp! :fire:


#49

yes, Omnisphere 2 is the go-to for these backgrounds


#50

take a sample… pitch it down 8 times… add reverb… profit?


#51

Add subtle distortion, add or reduce it with automation, play with stereo wideness, and yes I’m at uni and not producing lol


#52

A cool trick I learned was with ableton’s reverb unit:

  • take a sound and put the reverb on with a very long decay time
  • set up a resampling channel,
  • play the sound and record it into the resampling channel
  • when the reverb is at a particularly nice sounding point hit the freeze button on the reverb unit and it will just stretch out that point in the reverb tail until you turn freeze back off
  • now in your resampling channel you will have a cool atmospheric drone sound that you can do whatever you want with
  • I like to whack it into a sampler and use it as a pad if the sound is an actual note, if it’s the reverb tail of a drum hit or something like that you can use it to make cool risers or white noise fills and stuff