Submissions by thawkins tagged ambient

Something more contemplative (?) for the end of year mood. I should probably go back and make this track even more shorter and minimalistic though!

High quality on Soundcloud:

Happy with this one, I hope I mixed the guitars nicely.

Here is a better high quality and mastered version:

I thought what if I try to very quickly make an EP out of the jam session I did earlier this week. I managed to "finish" 4 tracks, but I am only posting the 1st one here for now.

Decided to give a name to our streaming project with this inaugural track thats a hypnotic kind of minimal part from our jam session this week.

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More links to video/audio here:

Going forward I am going to try and give names to tracks. Let's see how long until I run out of ideas.

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Also listen to the full stream of the jam session on Youtube:
Or a different mix on Soundcloud:

Spiritual successor to last week's track, again taken from our jam session this week. It's long but it's 2-3 tracks seamlessly blending to each other so I feel it makes this OK, right? :)

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Also check out the full jam session on Youtube or Soundcloud.

So I decided to experiment with some reverb as a sound design method, and I am quite happy with the results. I mean, of course I should be a lot more tasteful and not drown everything in it but hey this is just the first experiment, please give me a break. :) (Also I think it sounds gooood)

High definition on Soundcloud:

This is the plugin I used:

This is the final part of our this week's stream, edited and arranged (and barely mixed).

High quality on Soundcoud:
The jam session in question (including some technical difficulties):

Incredibly rushed job to make a "track" out of the intro part of our Tuesday jam as I have been busy moving apartments for the last 3 days.

Also I discovered some incredibly annoying Ableton Live behaviour that still sends recorded MIDI CC to hardware even if the clip that sends it is muted. Or at least I think I did.

Link to the full jam session here:

This was an experiment from January that I did not finish back then. It's really minimalistic and uses a lot of randomness and two PG8X VSTs (you can get it for FREE here: In the end I just added some random drums from Yamaha DTX12M and recorded some minutes of the output.

Lossless here:

I tried to apply the tricks from this article to mixing

Not sure about how the arrangement and the track structure holds up, but I liked the sounds.

Lossless on Soundcloud:
Hear the original jam session as streamed earlier this week: (or just audio here

This is an edited-songified version of the intro part of our stream this week (

You can find it losslessly here

I feel it came out nicely as a really laid back ambient lounge something something tune, a nice end to this really busy week I have had.

(lossless version here

Even though it says 2021.01.21 I still worked on it this week so it counts, right? :)

This is the intro part from our streaming jam session that takes place every Tuesday evening 8.30PM Central European Time at

Past episodes can be found on this channel:

I am continuing with experimenting with the generative device I built in Ableton Live (see my previous submission for more info). This time it is the drums (Yamaha DTX Multi 12 with the new custom kits from Yamaha) doing random things as the other instruments are played more or less manually.

I did not spend a lot of time on this track, because I did not want to ruin it by overworking, but now I am quite happy with how it turned out. Also my main laptop is in repairs so I took out my 10y old backup which somehow managed to run Ableton Live 10 with all the bells and (not so many) whistles I like to have.

Find it in full lossless glory on my Soundcloud:

This was a really really quick track that I made to test out a generative plugin/rack I built for Ableton Live.

I put this thing on the rhodes, guitar and bass tracks, let it play for a while then recorded some drums.

Basically what I want to say is randomness is a great thing for kickstarting your insipiration if you are stuck. I hope you find this tool useful. :)

Finishing up this year by absolutely totally cheating and building a Pure Data patch that shoots generative MIDI sequences at my Roland XV-5080. I did not have time at all to mix and work on this more, so here you have a quite "raw" version of it.

Thanks to everyone who has listened, liked and commented. I hope you have a nice year end holidays time and that next year will be even better than this one!

Another old one found on the desktop. It continues for a long time after that part, but I did not have time yesterday to finish the rest. Besides, it would spoil the suprise too. :)

Found this in another unfinished project. There are a lot of unfinished projects...

Some experimenting with drums and not so many instruments.

Quick solo on an old loop.

Just Live and Push this time.

Another quick one. Some layered loops from Roland XV-5080 and Korg MS2000R.

Experimenting with TidalCycles, the Haskell live-coding framework. All sounds from Roland XV-5080, all MIDI from TidalCycles.

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