The History of Ambient and Downtempo

Watch the full Ambient and Downtempo Essentials course here: https://www.sonicacademy.com/courses/tech-tips-volume-62-with-owsey

Continuing with our popular ‘Essentials’ series Chris is here to give us the history and we welcome back Owsey to take us through some tips and techniques used to create Ambient and Downtempo music.

From building epic chord progressions, creating new sounds with resampling and harnessing plugin artefacts to ethereal orchestral strings and fundamental effects to build atmosphere, this is a genre that uses experimental sound techniques that take you on an emotive journey.

Over these 2 hours, Owsey’s got you covered so you can get up and running in the world of Chillout.

Sit back, relax, slow down the tempo and check it out!

[ Video Chapters ]
00:00 Introduction
00:14 The History of Ambient and Downtempo
01:57 Influencing Above & Beyond
02:40 The 2000’s
03:35 How To Make Downtempo Sounds (With Owsey)
05:34 Recreating the Ambient Sound
09:30 Automation & Modulation
11:33 Ping Pong Delay

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