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by gurdonark
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 3:52 AM
permalink   Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 4:54 AM
Thanks for reminding me of some beautiful ravines I have been in. I’ve fallen and slid down a gully once (didn’t hurt, it was kind of fun), I’ve never even seen a canyon, but I have been in some beautiful ravines.
permalink   gurdonark Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 5:57 PM
I love canyons! I have not seen the huge ones, but I have seen smaller ones. I want to go to Palo Duro Canyon and Caprock Canyon in 2012.
Falling down a gully sounds like fun! Thank you for commenting.
Kara Square
permalink   Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 7:01 AM
Well, that was enjoyable… peaceful even. Your description set the mood and the music followed through…
permalink   gurdonark Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 5:57 PM
Thanks! Ravines are overlooked, and I wanted to look at them a bit here :)
permalink   Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 8:34 AM
I very much like how you leave room in your music for the thoughts to roam.

This is very enjoyable.
permalink   gurdonark Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 5:58 PM
I find myself very simple and direct these days, and my hope is that thoughts will roam. Thanks!
Wired Ant
permalink   Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 10:00 AM
A “weirdbient” tour through and along a ravine, recording the nearly timeless, natural self-oscillation of rock and soil. The next ravine across my way will certainly trigger your work!
Very well and convincing mix and production and a new idea of a piece of nature! Brilliant

Thanks for including me, but I couldn´t identify any of the instruments I used. I tried all at lowest bpm and I bet on the bass!?
permalink   gurdonark Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 6:00 PM
Your dobro is the third synth voice. I sampled a little snippet of it. It kicks in first around 40% of the way into the song, and has a vaguely organ-like sound, as tiny string samples can sometimes do. It’s a great sample! I’d like to have done more with it—someday I’ll make a mix in which the dobro sounds like a dobro! If you ever post dobro samples again, it would be great to have a BY sample pack of simple individual notes played on the dobro w/o fx and with as much sustain as possible—my sampler loves that sort of thing. Thanks for this sample, which was fun!
permalink   Thu, Nov 17, 2011 @ 9:32 AM
This Ravine has a very tranquil feel to it, just the thing to wander into after a hard days toil, thanks!
permalink   Thu, Nov 17, 2011 @ 9:38 AM
Being a lover of huge forest, your comment to the mix really paved the way for pleasant associations. I see sunrays through treetops, feel the humid air and sense the mild scent of moss. Utterly lovely.
ephemeral rift
permalink   Thu, Nov 24, 2011 @ 6:34 PM
Spiritualy satisfying. :) Thanks for including me but I must also ask which part of my sample did you use, is that what I hear softly during the beginning?
permalink   gurdonark Tue, Nov 29, 2011 @ 7:07 PM
Thank you for the great sample! Your sample, native american flute in Dm, is the voice used for the primary melody. I sampled one pitch of the flute, added a chorus, reverb and a delay, and adjusted its resonance to give it the mildly space synth sounding feel. I love working with woodwind samples in a sampler because they can create these kind of gentle but robust tones. Thank you for uploading this great sample.