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Anyone has any GOOD soft ambient chill sounds

Well I find that relying on the presets that is uploaded on the website isn't the best because i find them to be too simple. So if anyone has any thing that is actually GOOD for chill relaxing aesthetic genre, very spacey synths please send it. Here is an example of stuff i made with caustic

https://youtu.be/FERxw6_acys

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Caustic is a good tool for

Caustic is a good tool for making your own ... just saying, give it a shot.

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I get pretty great results

I get pretty great results with the Padsynth (usually chords in the lower octaves) + reverb + chorus effect.

Also, the PCMsynth with pads samples gives fantastic results and flexibility. One of my favorites, "PAD MUSH" is, if I remember correctly, packaged with caustic (in the "/pad" folder). "PAD MUSH" is one of my favorites because it is very continuous and uniform, has a lot of frequencies, so for example the "multi-filter" allows to select only a band of these frequencies.

Using the PCMsynth filters (high pass / low pass, band pass,...) with different envelopes and LFOs (usually on cutoff) allows to shape the sound a lot, with or without evolving textures.

Playing several continuous notes on different octaves simultaneously can give a lot of depth. Here also, reverb and effects (comb filter, chorus, multi-filter with different settings, resonance and automations) allow shaping and "spacing" the sound.

With the PCMsynth and all these tricks, you can transform and shape a base sound like "PAD MUSH" beyond recognition, render the produced continous sound on 8 or 16 beats for example as a new WAV file (song file), that you can then load in the PCMsynth as a new pad sample.

Then you can rinse and repeat.

Using the caustic sequencer with multiple machines (padsynths, PCMsynth or others) allows to generate pads with many layers. Then you can render the wav as you would with a song (but use "loop region only" + "wrap tail"), and then use the rendered file as a new PCMsynth sample.

I've added a .caustic file to demonstrate some tricks.

Hope this helps.

 

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daniil
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The sawpad allows to create

The sawpad allows to create very nice "fat" pads.

Here is another caustic song file that reproduces a bit the "Twin Peaks" sound using the sawpad, and that demonstrates some other techniques involving the sawpad + highpass filter on PCMsynth, with automations to change the textures of the pads over time.

 

 

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