Two different albums of ambient pads now available! One geared towards live application, and one geared towards live application, prayer services, and ambient backgrounds. Both will work for either though. All 12 keys are there. If you’re going to be playing in Oriental quarter tone modes, sorry…I can’t help you.
- The new ambient pads, Water: Music for Meditation, are meant for live application, prayer services, meditation, and personal listening. They run seamlessly in the background of a contemplative worship time, prayer setting, or a more reflective time of worship. In a band setting, they kill the dead air in between songs, allow fullness when the full band is playing, and cover up dead spots when it’s just vocals or acoustic. These are available for free on my Bandcamp site for all 12 mp3’s, plus two contemplative compositions for almost 100 minutes of soft ambient, meditative music meant for prayer services, simple enjoyment, live band applications, and the lot.
- The latest, Bridge (Ambient Pads III), are meant mostly for live band and worship situations. They kill the dead air in between songs, allow fullness when the full band is playing, and cover up dead spots when it’s just vocals or acoustic. These are also free, as is all my music, on my Bandcamp site.
- If you like them, I also have a couple albums of ambient/post-rock compositions, songs, and film scores.
The pads can go on your ipod and laptop; just select ‘repeat’, set your preferences to ‘crossfade’ at about 6 seconds, and they will almost seamlessly loop back on themselves. Run an 1/8″ to 1/4″ inch adapter from radio shack out of your laptop or ipod, and then run the 1/4″ cable into an amp, direct box, or house system. Any song that stays relatively within the key will be able to play on top of these when they are mixed properly into the background. They just create fullness and ambient space. (Download both sets, double this setup above, and switch between the two on the fly for a really cool effect.) A full demo can be seen here:
I hope these can be of some good use in worship services and elsewhere. Cheers!