Hi, I have been inspired by ambient and dark rythmic electronica for some time now.
I’m listening lately to Monolake and it serves as a template for the sound I’m aiming for… at first glance the songs may seem very simple and repetitive, but there is a lot of movement, both in terms of atmosphere, and the use of percussion which I think are mostly fond sounds/recordings of live objects.
So…I have been struggling with my creativity on the Octa for some time, but I’m thinking its the perfect tool for this kind of live setup. I’m aiming fairly low, for some 4 tracks, 20 minute-ish demo to send around.
So, the question becomes more of a general one… is octatrack suitable for such productions? from scratch? There are a lot of modulation capabilities, filtering, eq, lowfi, etc on Octa, but these usually result in a very digital sounds which often reminds me of the Machinedrum - but from listening to the song above, the modulations seem not in the digital effects, but rather different recordings of the same percussive instrument (very “hi fi”)… so in order to emulate this, I would need very big & high quality sample chains with multiple copies of such percussive instruments?
Any thoughts on how to progress here on a more general level… or maybe suggestions to sample collections, dunno…I’m stuck