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Heaven (ambient pop music)

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Greetings All,

Here is my latest Cakewalk created piece called Heaven (ambient pop music)....all observations, suggestions and critiques welcome....

 https://larryterrano.bandcamp.com/track/heaven-ambient-pop-music

 

DAW: Cakewalk by Bandlab

pc: windows 10, i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40 GHz, 8GB ram, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, focusrite scarlett solo, arturia minilab mkII, arturia analog lab IV lite, CbB effects

reference monitors: M-Audio BX3

Special Thanks to Mike at Creative Sauce on You Tube whose incredible videos on how to use CbB made this possible

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boy ya like that ambient pop music.i'd like to hear some drum bass drum/tom rolls like thunder here and their.lovely song.jack c.

19 hours ago, Larry T. said:

ambient pop music

 

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Very heavenly music. Appropriate reverb and delay for ambient genre.
A flute would fit in there nicely. Reminds me of Brian Eno in places.
Nicely done. Enjoyed it.
-Bjorn

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On 11/24/2021 at 9:57 AM, jack c. said:

boy ya like that ambient pop music.i'd like to hear some drum bass drum/tom rolls like thunder here and their.lovely song.jack c.

 

hello jack 🎶my emerging DAW skills and limited time to work on music have quietly led me to a life of making ambient pop for awhile.... probably until I have an albums worth (60 minutes or so) and then call the album "ambient pop music"....I'm still experimenting and learning my way with DAW drums but the time it takes to get them to sound the way they should I just don't have right now....Thanks for listening and the cool compliment 👍👍🎸🥁

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20 hours ago, bjornpdx said:

Very heavenly music. Appropriate reverb and delay for ambient genre.
A flute would fit in there nicely. Reminds me of Brian Eno in places.
Nicely done. Enjoyed it.
-Bjorn

Thanks Bjorn....Eno is a big influence....his solo work and collaborations with Bowie, U2, Talking Heads....what a great catalog....and glad you enjoyed it 🎶

I hope to do a longer version with flute, harp, bells, choirs, woodwinds, percussion and more....going to install the Kontakt Player and try the 50 free  sounds to expand the instruments and sounds....been reading the Instruments and Effects forum for guidance 🎹🎻🎷🎼

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1 hour ago, Larry T. said:

learning my way with DAW

larry:please ask me/us for help in this forum and it will be many times easier.jack c.

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Thanks David 🎶 used standard tuning on all guitars....two audio interface electric guitars play the 16 note riff that first appears at 0:24 and weaves in and out of the song is a real hand stretcher....it's the 6th, 5th and 4th strings playing

F, C, D / F, C, D / F, C

G, D, A / G, D, A / G, D

as I played them all live to make it easier I put a capo on the first fret so as to give my left hand some help....the other guitar voicings are 3 or 4 note chords played without a capo ( I have no idea of their names, they just sound good) that use notes in C Ionian found up and down the fretboard 🎹🎸🎶🎺

edit: inspiration is from the Trois Gymnopédies  by Satie, orchestrated by Debussy....the first time I heard that was the version by the  New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp and I was absolutely floored by its beauty and simplicity 🎵🎼 🎼🎶

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2 hours ago, David Sprouse said:

did you use open tuning on the guitar?  like this version of heaven alot.  Peaceful...

Thanks David....forgot to include your quote in my response....please see above post....Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed 🎶🎷🎸🎺

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Very nice - the guitar delays give a very open feel to the piece. I like it!

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Very peaceful and relaxing music. One suggestion I have is when the individual guitar notes have the delay/reverb on them, I would automate the volume of the delay/reverb notes so they are decreasingly lower, so they are more drifty and not competing with the main note which would add to the spacey vibe you have going on. I started with Kontakt Player and Im sure anything else you add will only add to the beauty. 

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