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wanders down to the sea

track: 24

instrument(s) used: komplete absynth synthesizer

voices used:

1 absolute
2 alien birdpatch
3 communications from neptune
4 abysnth beach

recorded: 20140203

duration: 5:00

type: dark ambient

this track is the output of my first serious project using the komplete "absynth" synthesizer, I recorded four different synthesizer parts, and then silenced different sections of each track at different points, which sometimes would leave just one or two synths playing - at other times, all four are present, but the unique ambient atmosphere that these four blended and mixed sounds make, I feel is remarkable.

absynth is another fantastic synth from native instruments, and like all the others I've tried, I know I will be coming back for more, for many, many years, of those fantastic ambient pads and beautifully layered ambient sounds. I can't get enough of sounds like these...

I don't often do bespoke multi-track synthesizer music (except, of course, on the ipad - in nanostudio) so it was wonderful to have the luxury of any number of audio tracks, and to be able to take time to find four truly unique and wonderful patches (which is not difficult with absynth!).

Then, I mixed them together to create the storm-swept dark ambient vistas of "wanders down to the sea". I was attracted to absynth immediately from the outset of komplete, because it was clear that it was designed with atmosphere and ambient in mind, and also, because it's a powerful instrument, resulting in a powerful track - what more could I possibly ask for? transformational beauty.




from music for pcs: komplete synths + arturia synths - an eternal album, released March 17, 2014
dave stafford: komplete 9 - kontakt 5 - absynth synthesizer. treatments


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dave stafford Stirling, UK

ambient loop guitarist dave stafford performed on stage with robert fripp and the orchestra of crafty guitarists in early 2009, and again with robert fripp and the symphony of crafty guitarists in 2015, and has worked with ambient music and looping for over twenty years. stafford has a rich back catalogue of ambient and loop music, +rock, prog or acoustic crafty guitar music: www.pureambient.com ... more

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