My lady Connie asked me one day “how exactly do you do what you do”. She patiently sat down in the studio, as I walked her through what was involved to begin designing a sound. She took care of the selection of a sound source and then I proceeded to teach her how to adjust the parameters involved for frequency modulation. She looked at me after I walked her through adjusting a few parameters and she said, “there’s a lot to this”, I smiled and said, “Thank you for allowing me to show you one part of a larger structure”. Connie had one request …”Design a sound to go with the Church” (a photo she had taken, and won prizes for).
It was a challenge, but after much Band-Pass Filter, Effect and Equalizer manipulation, I think I have it. The Birds that land around its structure, the Bell that Tolls, and the Angelic Atmospheric Pad surrounding its presence all there, of course “Ambiently” 😉 . For the one that I Love <3 …Ev Luth Kirche
What if we, as a civilization, could collect all of the sun’s energy? If so, we would use some form of Dyson sphere! Physicist and astronomer Freeman J. Dyson first explored this idea as a thought experiment in 1960, as a “Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation” in Science as a way for an advanced civilization to utilize all of the energy radiated by their sun. It is an artificial sphere the size of an planetary orbit. The sphere would consist of a shell of solar collectors or habitats around the star, so that all (or at least a significant amount) energy will hit a receiving surface where it can be used. This would create a huge living space and gather enormous amounts of energy.
This sound pays tribute to Freeman Dyson, and his idea that this hypothetical mega-structure could be possible, given the technology and unity that would be needed to accomplish such a feat of stellar proportions. Using Lunaris with 4 Oscillators. 3 of the Oscillators were used to create a Science Fictionally Synchronized Dance of Rhythm, Light, and Sparkling Energy whipping about using all 3 “Mod/Seq” sections for each Oscillator, all 3 of the rhythms being synchronized, yet unique. The final Oscillator gives us the pad, which completes the sound itself. And as always, the Modulation wheel is definitely used to change the structure of the sound. …Inside the Dyson Sphere:
Well, I have heard that High Pass Filters are useless during my sound design travels… Low Pass combined with High pass however are not… Equalized and Filtered with Envelopes in place. Let’s just “Pass” some “Cosmic Dust” through the “Filters” of perception . Interstellar Dust Storm FX:
Getting back to simplicity whilst combining complication, what would a beautifully designed simple pad sound like morphed into a drone. Using the Modulation Wheel a simple pad can evolve into something more. And holding the Modulation Wheel at the half-way point, you Transcend as the two become one. It’s a technique that requires 4 oscillators for ultimate success …two as the Pad, and two as the Drone, using Amplification Modulation, Core Synthesized Sounds, Field Recordings, and Soundscapes combined …Transcendence:
What might it sound like when your soul lifts out of your body, and travels within the Astral Realms? As you lie down, relax, and enter deep slumber, everything around you slowly morphs into the uncanny. Time itself is meaningless, and voices from the void speak to you intangibly. Welcome to the Astral Journey. Using Lunaris, the modulation wheel will take you there, then bring you back
Combining an experience into a translatable sonic medium has always been the greatest highlight of creation for me. It’s a translation of sight and ear combined with the perception of mind. Like the painter, brushing an experience of sound onto a canvas of listening is an art-form unto itself. This Sound is inspired by my Sweet Bonnies first experience with our great giver of life here on Earth …The Sea. And her experience with our ocean for the first time …A child at play. Using Lunaris with 4 Oscillators, Field Recordings, Pan Modulations, and Effects Settings. And as always, heavy use of the Modulation Wheel. Just a reminder …This is not a song …This is a single sound. I’m testing this sound playing Major and Minor Chords only. The actual part in a song would be much deeper …Bonnies Beach.
Bilbo Baggins, along with Thorin Oakenshield and his band of Dwarves, ventured into Mirkwood during their quest to regain the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. During their passage through Mirkwood, the party encountered and was captured by many Giant Spiders. This sound captures that passage through Mirkwood, and a tribute to the Hobbit, one of the greatest fantasy adventures of all time …Nightfall in Mirkwood. Moving the Mod Wheel up creates the “Mirkwood Atmosphere”, from chattering giant spiders and creatures of the dark, to a mystic wind flowing through the tree’s