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    I liked it.

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    Good stuff, I've been recording a lot of Ambient guitar stuff myself after discovering Bill Vencil's Chords Of Orion channel on Youtube.
    Here's my entry in his competition:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICqKydh5Xpk

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    Listening now. Lovely stuff.

    I sent him this yesterday:

    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    ^ Excellent. There are well over a hundred entries now, I don't envy Bill and his friends having to judge all those pieces.

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    The winning composition is revealed.

    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    ^ I have to say I'm not that keen on the winning entry I'm afraid, there were plenty I liked more but that's just my opinion.

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    I am in agreement. For my tastes, it has too many ambient sounds.

    The trend to embed water sounds, bird calls, and other natural sounds in Ambient music is, in my opinion, extremely overdone. Ever try to listen to "Spa Channel" on XM/Sirius. I call it the bird chirping channel.

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    So I knocked out a bunch of ambient improvs this summer while breaking in the SY-300 (linked in my sig for the past few months). Left my favorites up on Bandcamp as a new "album." I love all of these each in a special and different way.
    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    What the hell, just felt like bumping this thread. Rogue lap steel thru the SY-300 and Ditto x-4 looper with some droney reverb.

    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    Ephemeral Sun - because I gotta do something about these boxes of CDs in the basement: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmanzi View Post
    What the hell, just felt like bumping this thread. Rogue lap steel thru the SY-300 and Ditto x-4 looper with some droney reverb.

    Very enjoyable!
    Thank you.

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    Here's a spooky noodling improv for Halloween. Just came across it last night. Vaguely recall recording it sometime over the summer.

    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    And here's a bit of nonsense. First time I rolled tape with the Fernandes Burny. I had looped a Frippy sounding loop that I really liked, so I hit record and noodled for a bit playing with the sustainer pickup. Just found this the other night along with the track above. Lot of sustainy sustaining.

    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    So, Bill Vencil's wonderful new Chords Of Orion album Peace is available to download at Bandcamp now:

    https://chordsoforion.bandcamp.com/

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    Giving it a sampling now.
    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    I must admit I am a little disappointed re the Chords Of Orion album. There are many 'meditations' on Bill's You Tube channel that are superior to those included. But its all a matter of opinion, sometimes I've recorded something which I don't like much but go back to it later and think it's quite good...

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    I've been really getting into the ambient guitar music of Ivan Ujevic/The Monk By The Sea. He has lots of stuff on YouTube and on Bandcamp too:

    https://themonkbythesea.bandcamp.com/

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    Okay, just came across this guy on Youtube and I'm hooked.

    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    A little Saturday afternoon improvisation, playing around with 100% reverse reverb. Slow burn at first, the magic happens at 2:45.

    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    Many nice pieces in the thread!

    Here is a live performance from a planetarium show a few years ago, of nylon string guitar through two instances of Valhalla FX - slow harmonic movement....

    My Progressive Workshop at http://soundcloud.com/hfxx

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    Beautiful.
    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    That is a plug-in effect, right? I'm looking for a way to create that kind of diffuse, attackless effect with a pedal (I'm tactile that way)

    Strymon Big Sky? hFx or anyone else reading this, please chime in with advice.
    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    (watching Big Sky demos now. Yeah. Looking online for a used one now.)
    Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of my best ambient stuff from last year. 1 is the Frippertronic stuff, 2 is the knob twiddling, and 3 is one big meditative piece.
    And there's still that weekly ambient guitar soundscape podcast.

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    Yes the setup included a Mac with Apple MainStage to host the plugins.

    For HW go for a Styrmon Big Sky and/or Eventide H9, and using the shimmer effect (big animated reverb, delays feeding pitch shifters).

    You create the basic timbre with the input signal - in my case, the nylon string guitar provided a wooden tone, making the result very much string-section-ish. Clean electric gives a horn character. In yester years I used Eventide rack units (like Robert Fripp in his later Frippertronics setups), but I do it all ITB now.
    My Progressive Workshop at http://soundcloud.com/hfxx

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    I got myself the Mooer Ocean Machine, learning how to get to grips with it now and really enjoying it.

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