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Post by tripwire22 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:30 pm

just the synths and ambience?
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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by j_one » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:46 pm

I've always found it quite hard to do (without it drifting off into an incoherent mess).

Vishnu posted some excellent ambient pieces here:
http://www.dubstepforum.com/ambient-fre ... 33129.html

Not much else comes to mind (although I did love that first track on the new Echodub Loves compilation).

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by Basic A » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:53 pm

Ambient/Utility foler is weighing a hefty 3 gigs these days and getting a bit crazy, I need to cut the fat of what I dont use in sets out of that shit... but yeah... heh... make it...

And I got a bunch of shit floating around thats just me fingering through chords on the keys, quantize, loop, repeat, bleh, bleh, bleh...

I call it utility shit becaus eI have no better use for it.
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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by flippo » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:03 pm

make quite a few, most of them have remained on my hard drive for now - some may well end up on an album of EP one day.

http://www.dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=42532 < one at the end of that mix that I quite like.

and one on the soundcloud - a remix of a kuma track (different to another version that came out on TKG003 12")
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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by flippo » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:06 pm

I used to find it easier to write stuff with no beat, and would usually compose a few minuets of pads and ambiance and then end up leaving it at that. That's started to change recently though as I have started forcing myself to begin with rhythmic elements straight up.

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by Echoi » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:16 pm

ive been trying to get something like this off the ground for a few weeks, certainly isnt easy. keep finding myself needing to stick a beat behind anything half decent

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by eops » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:29 pm

MAn I had this peachy lil number called Euro that I began to strip down - the more I took away the better it became until eventually nothing was left except a few echoed samples and lush synth pad ... it was 8 minutes 'short' too ...

Unfortunatly it was on the PC that got killed by a power surge on Saturday so I cant post it up :(

If I get it back to life Ill show and tell.

I think theres a lot of scope for either totally ambient or very very stripped down dubstep personally :)

Its also a good way to check the strength of your tune - just mute the beeps and see if you get bored, if not = WIN
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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by deadly_habit » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:30 pm

yes

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Post by drokkr » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:52 pm

Yes

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by eops » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:58 pm

Well what are we waiting for?

DSF ambient mix tape ... and for once the DJ will really have to try hard to fubar the mix!

Seriously it would be kinda cool to have a 140 bpm Dubstep mix with no 'step' at all

... just me?

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by Over7hink » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:30 pm

ambient's a great style of music.

but if we're talking in terms of dubstep with no drums, I think it'd be a bit hit or miss.

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by eops » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:45 pm

I was only half serious

It would be dub without the step after all :t:
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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by djake » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:19 pm

yup

nothing amazing, but i like it.

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by eops » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:29 pm

/\ me likey

... heres another beatless wonder I did upload - this one never had any beats but features a motherload of bass

All the sounds were taken from field recordings in Tobago - its a bit of a bad ket trip but I like a bit of weird me :)
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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by djake » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:35 pm

ooo i like that!

i've been meaning to get myself a portable recorder for years and do some feild recording, really need to get one soon!

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by Seda » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:52 pm

eops wrote:I was only half serious

It would be dub without the step after all :t:

I see what you mean, but I'm sure there are times in your sets where you wish you had something with no beat in order to transition or bring in something less complicated... a lot of this shit would be nice with some wobble and boom snap behind it.

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by j_one » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:07 pm

This is the only beatless track I've semi-finished...
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Not the best mix as I got a bit bored in the end :lol:

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by eops » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:41 pm

djake wrote:ooo i like that!

i've been meaning to get myself a portable recorder for years and do some feild recording, really need to get one soon!
Dunno if you have the iphone or not but if you do theres a wicked mic you can get called the mikey by blue for £50 - that and an app called fire means you can record direct to wav in high quality stereo and then upload it directly to soundcloud for use later - tis great fun

glad you like the track - I make shit like that but Im never sure if anyone will listen to it :P

If my pooter wasnt fooked Id have a stab at mixing all these together.
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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by gnome » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:24 pm

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I made that a while back. Had a good time doing it

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This one was made with a vintage synth called "the kitten" The bird noises are quite loud but

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Re: anyone make tracks with no beat

Post by kuma » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:51 pm

Yup, I make ambient.
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