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  • Image Inspired Dare #6

    Here's the image for the new dare: it's a shot of the Northern Lights on one of their rare forays south when they reach Northern Irish shores. The grinning character in the foreground is known locally as the Polar Bear, a distinctive rock formation whose cheerful countenance graced the cover of my album The Bright Side.


    1. There are no restrictions as to how the track is created. All sound sources and processing methods are allowed as long as you have the rights to use them (ie. no sampling of copyrighted tracks, use only samples and recordings you've created or have the rights to etc).

    2. The image is only an inspiration, you do not have to use it to generate any sounds (in an application such as Metasynth)

    3. Time for submissions is 16 days, counted to midnight, UTC, of 16th day.

    4. Submissions should be uploaded to place available for all AO members. Links should be posted in thread dedicated to given round. Please, do not use hosting with countdown, CAPTCHA and other obstacles.

    5. Winner of contest is chosen by votes cast by AO members.

    6. Winner of contest chooses the image for next contest. Photos, digital artwork, pencil sketches... All acceptable. The image can be hosted at Ambient Online or on a site such as Imgur if you feel a high quality copy is preferable.

    7. Participants are encouraged to discuss their methods for the benefit of the community.

    Good luck! This Dare ends in 16 days ... Monday, October 26, 2015.
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    Last edited by ambientsketchbook; 10-10-2015, 04:04 AM.

  • #2
    I like that smiley on one of the rocks in the foreground.


    • #3
      Lights On Earth And In The Sky

      here is my entry:

      I used 3 Absynth patches, a simple delay on the noisy patch and Verberate on the master.

      enjoy! :listening:


      • #4

        I've been working with some sounds that I produced somewhat randomly last week using a page called Typatone, about as primitive a generator as possible. After a few days of obsessive granulating, I had a swag of tracks, so I selected four segments from different tracks and subjected each to further indignities (stretching, delay, Convoluter, flangers, reverbs, reversing, repeating, cutting and pasting, squinting and muttering) and was pleasantly surprised at the result.

        I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes -- Jimi Hendrix


        • #5
          Only-three-more-days-people-if-you-want-to-enter-this-one bump.
          Latest release: never to be repeated

          Hearthis | Soundcloud


          • #6
            This thread is (belatedly) closed, vote here:
            Latest release: never to be repeated

            Hearthis | Soundcloud