Sound Design For Ambient Music

You don’t have to play synths or ‘real’ instruments to make music: embrace the experimental, and you could use almost anything... I’ve produced tracks in many different genres over the years, but when making my own music one of my favourite styles is what I call ‘ambient’. Being honest, I don’t know if that’s the perfect description for what I make — ‘ambient’ can mean different things to different people. But online distribution forces me to put my music into a category, and while there are elements of chillout and electronica in my music, it doesn’t fit those genres neatly, and neither does it feature the sort of rhythms you’d find in trance or EDM. And who wants to get bundled in with New Age?!

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