Ambience | Pads & Drones

In this one-off music production tutorial, Occult, demonstrates how to create ambience for a track, using pads and drones.

Take a look at Occults, 4 part music production tutorial on ambient soundscapes here.

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Occult, loved listening closely to music as a child, thanks to his families diverse taste. At age 14 he was using Cakewalk, Rebirth and rudimentary home recordings to make very experimental music. Occult, has gathered plenty of experience using DAWs like Logic, Ableton, FL studio and ProTools. He studied Creative Music Production at Brighton University. His dissertation was on sound system culture and the human desire for sound in its physical form. He has gathered a library of his own sounds over a 10 year period and built a knowledge of effects processing and mixing/mastering.

The music he make centres around texture and sound design. His primary focus now is working on ways to perform his music live. He has been co running and assisting both the Macabre Unit Digital & Faded Tapes labels for a number of years.

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I loved listening closely to music as a child, thanks to my families diverse taste. I became interested in making music when i learned that it could be composed inside a computer. At age 14 I was using Cakewalk, Rebirth and rudimentary home recordings to make very experimental music. I first released dubstep music commercially in 2009. At 19 I was studying a Higher national Diploma in Electronic music. I had gained popularity and began to DJ around the UK. I ran a radio show on RoodFM with Jot Maxi. I have worked in recording studios with all kinds of bands, The most memorable was a live 24-piece big band, in one room. I have gathered plenty of experience using DAWs like Logic, Ableton, FL studio and ProTools. I studied Creative Music Production at Brighton University. My dissertation was on sound system culture and the human desire for sound in its physical form. I was a resident DJ at The Mine at Volks, Brighton. I have worked on commercial sound design for the BBC, L’officiel magazine, Toms shoes and Baltman and some experimental sound design for smaller brands and artistic projects. I have gathered a library of my own sounds over a 10 year period and built a knowledge of effects processing and mixing/mastering. I have composed and performed my own music as a solo artist for the past decade, I have performed at festivals and venues in many countries and developed a fan base worldwide. The music I make centres around texture and sound design. My primary focus now is working on ways to perform my music live. I have been co running and assisting both the Macabre Unit Digital & Faded Tapes labels for a number of years.
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