Question for drum and bass lovers: is there some kind of ambient minimal , not really liquid but more on the experimental side? Classic liquid isn't my thing. I prefer , but I wonder if there's something in between, same spirit, but with more drones and less drums?

Me: I don't like liquid drum and bass.
Also me: Let's learn how to make a liquid drum and bass track.


Here's the temporary result of my attempt at making some liquid-ish . Not mixed, not mastered. It sounds like a cheesy Ulrich Schnauss remix with some fake handpan samples, yet I rather like it. It was intense, but surprisingly easier to make than expected.

It's quite motivating. I've learned loads of music theory and production tricks doing this over two days. This will probably end up with a lot more glitches, lofi textures, and experimental tweaks, but it's a start.

It only took me twenty years to understand how to use a cutoff filter properly. I guess I deserve a beer.

@DePingus Thanks! In fact, maybe a bit too clean for my taste. Or maybe not, I don’t know, I’m exploring :)

@masakepic That’s probably what draws me to this genre, high tempo, but lots of quiet space to experiment with. Energetic, but contemplative. At least, that’s the idea, I don’t know where it will lead :)

@ice Yes, space in the sounds. I find I also get into a good workflow/studioflow with certain kinds of electronica...mostly ambient, or just a little gently acid.
It's funny as lots of people with adhd (including psychologists with it) are posting certain kinds of music that soothes them, on Instagram. It's kind of overtone/layered sounds, that's similar to a lot of this electronica/liquid DnB etc, that I've listed to for decades. :)

@masakepic That’s interesting, because I have a hard time defining what kind of music can fit my mental state when I’m working on something else. Ambient, definitely, but it has to have some kind of presence. Minimal techno, acid, certainly, but it needs that subtle balance between repetitive and interesting. Drum and bass, yes, but I still have to find the sweet spot. And of course it also depends on my mood.

Like, it needs variations, but at the right pace, to avoid becoming a distraction.

@vodsel Thanks! Not sure where it will lead, I need to refine it and make more tracks :)

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