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Ambient Drum and Bass

Please peruse the links for this site on the left to find out more about myself and the things I've been up to for the past 20 years or so. These links will also take you to my additional music sites with mp3 downloads of my music.


Scenic Train Ride

Scenic Train Ride was made using Adobe Audition 1.5, a WAV loop construction CD and vocal samples for the Onset Of Illusion 2 CD project. The project theme was transportation!

Scenic Train Ride

4 mins 45 secs

7.61MB file size

224kbit MP3


Rock Pool Dreams

Rock Pool Dreams was made using Adobe Audition 1.5 and a WAV loop construction CD. A slower mixture of pads and bell sequences, synth drones, bass plus analogue and jungly drums. A precursor to Scenic Train Ride with no vocal samples or train FX!

Rock Pool Dreams

4 mins 15 secs

5.83MB file size

192kbit MP3


A Thought Crosses My Mind

A Thought Crosses My Mind was made using Adobe Audition 1.5 and a WAV loop construction CD. A slower mixture of flute, tinkling piano and synth washes plus some Spanish guitar and trumpet.

A Thought Crosses My Mind

4 mins 11 secs

5.75MB file size

192kbit MP3


Foreign Shores

Foreign Shores was made using Adobe Audition 1.5 and a WAV loop construction CD. A slower mixture of synth washes, plucks plus synth leads and Rhodes piano.

Foreign Shores

4 mins 51 secs

6.67MB file size

192kbit MP3


Saharan Heat

Saharan Heat was made using Adobe Audition 1.5 and a WAV loop construction CD. A slower mixture of pads and synth sequences, talking drums, bass plus jungly drums . Feel the heat?

Saharan Heat

5 mins 42 secs

7.84MB file size

224kbit MP3


Polymagoo Too

The main theme is multi-tracked JX-10 for poly synth, electric piano and high strings. A CS80 cuts in for pads duty at 1 min mark (OK it's the Arturia VST!) Korg DW6000 for deep bass lines, JX-10 sync lead line 1:15. An Elka EM22 analogue expander for more pad duties at 2:42 with a Poly 800 ditty over the top. JX-10 for exit theme at the end of the song.

Polymagoo Too

4 mins 49 secs

6.62MB file size

192kbit MP3


Siloportem

A chance to sit back and take it easy as I transport you along on a journey of introspection. We'll stop several times and take in the view pausing to reflect. Is this the anti-dote to living in life's Metropolis?

Emu Morpheus for intro and outro sounds, the piano flutter and drums
Akai CD3000i for vintage string synth pad drone
Juno 106 unison bass sequence with chorus switched OFF!
Yamaha TG55 for clavinet type sound and pure solo sound in the first half of the song.
Neuron VS for phase lead in first half and for pads in the last half of song
FM7 for gritty solo in the middle
Emu Audity for solo in last half of song
PPG VST for vocal sequence in last half

Siloportem

5 mins 38 secs

7.74MB file size

192kbit MP3


The Power Of Nine

Numbers have mystic powers and affect our lives. Different numbers influence us in different ways none more so than the power of 9. Is this the real life?, is this just fantasy, caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.

Roland S330 12-bit sampler is used for VP330 Vocoder Plus choir pads, VP330 strings build up and VP330 strings lead
Korg DW8000 is used for unison bass sequence (marvellously juicy)
Ensoniq Mirage for piano and organ duties
JX-10 for bell sounds, fuzz sync solo, string pad wah and the bass and pad at the end
Linn 9000 for drums (of course!)

The Power Of Nine

5 mins 01 secs

6.90MB file size

192kbit MP3


If the above mix is too bass light for you then download this remastered version below.

The Power Of Nine (Remastered)

5 mins 01 secs

6.90MB file size

192kbit MP3


Peter Gabriel's Shock The Monkey Remix

More of a re-do than a remix with a Drum'n'Bass feel - this may not be your "bag" though. I kept the tempo of the original and the lead vocals in the linear entirety including most of the song structure. This way the track remains more faithful to the original.

I kept Tony Levin's Chapman stick bass for the first half of the song before replacing it with a Juno 106 bass. I love the Linn LM-1 drums so much that they had to make an appearance too!

This is my first serious remix and it has been quite a struggle as it's a departure for me fitting my "style" onto someone elses. I hope you can manage to enjoy it.

Oh and monkey butter? Well if you can have goat's cheese, then why not monkey butter?

Emu Emulator IIIXP for extra horns and extra Hammond B3 layered with a Yamaha TG-55.
Juno 106 for bass and high slew riff.
Roland JX-10 for pad duties.
Hartmann Neuron VS for spacey phase pad.
D'n'B drum loops - duh!
Adobe Audition V1.5 to bring it altogether and for effects and several PCs!


Shock The Monkey (Monkey Butter Remix)

5 mins 55 secs

6.77MB file size

160kbit MP3


By the way - my remix was slated :( - only one star - pah!

Check the track out on Real World Remixed

Hey wait! I'm now at the dizzying heights of two stars :)


Star Shine

This is a song about the light of the stars reaching our Earth and the fantastic journey they have to undertake. Einstein wondered what it would be like to ride on a photon and to catch the wave.



Roland JX-10 for bass, bells and pads.
Korg DW8000 for the solo and steel drum like riff.
Emu Drumulator loaded with sounds from a Sequential Drumtrax!
Sequenced in Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 and mixed and mastered using Adobe Audition 1.5.

Star Shine

3 mins 23 secs

6.19MB file size

256kbit MP3


It's be pointed out that that some adjustments to the current mix would improve the song. Not one to ignore good advice I have tweaked the mix further. Now the vocals sit better and everything is better balanced and fuller. I took the liberty of Maxxbassing the bass - he he.

Star Shine (Remixed)

3 mins 24 secs

6.22MB file size

256kbit MP3


More improvements have been suggested by my fellow music friends to tip the song into a better balance. The first tom roll has some dynamics in it and the synth solo is louder to match the vocal level. Again slight EQ and level adjustments on other tracks but I didn't use MaxxBass - that was a bit of a mistake for this song. Hopefully, it has more space and air and sounds a bit more professional.

Star Shine (Remixed 2)

3 mins 23 secs

6.19MB file size

256kbit MP3


See the stars shine at night

Countless points of cosmic light

With photons on a fantastic ride

Racing towards us side by side



Catch and ride the light wave

Making it your personal slave

Surfing right across the sky

Waiting for you to say goodbye



[Drum break]



Those hot glowing radiant spheres

Shooting out their brilliant spears

Looking down on our tiny Earth

Illuminating our rebirth



Catch and ride the light wave

Making it your personal slave

Surfing right across the sky

Waiting for you to say goodbye



Catch and ride the light wave

Making it your personal slave

Surfing right across the sky

Waiting for you to say goodbye



[Solo]



Catch and ride the light wave

Making it your personal slave

Surfing right across the sky

Waiting for you to say goodbye



Catch and ride the light wave

Making it your personal slave

Surfing right across the sky

Waiting for you to say goodbye

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