Ambient

points against points

March 16th, 2016  |  Published in Ambient, Beat-driven

Info

  • Title: points against points
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2013 Will Benton; all rights reserved

William Afham: lapsus

March 1st, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Ambient, FAWM, Noise, William Afham

Info

  • Title: lapsus
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 4:31
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live
  • iZotope Ozone
  • LinPlug RM IV
  • Tom Erbe’s Soundhack
  • various samples

Liner notes

Written for FAWM 2006. This one’s about the Fall, and I don’t mean autumn.

William Afham: akvavit

February 10th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Ambient

Info

  • Title: akvavit
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 5:57
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Ableton Live
  • Audio Damage DubStation
  • iZotope Trash, Ozone
  • Linplug RM IV, Albino
  • PSP MixPack
  • u-he Zebra

Liner notes

This was my third effort for FAWM 2006. Ambient loops and djembe beats.

William Afham: paralipsis

February 7th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Ambient, William Afham

Info

  • Title: paralipsis
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 3:55
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Logic 7
  • iZotope Trash, Ozone
  • NI Battery 2
  • u-he FilterscapeVA, Filterscape
  • Wave Arts MasterVerb, TrackPlug

Liner notes

Written for FAWM 2006. This one is substantially grittier than previous efforts and uses a lot of weird synthetic percussion. The lengths of percussive sections are taken from the Fibonacci sequence: 1n bars, 1n bars, 2n bars, 3n bars, 5n bars, etc. You may be able to hear the entry of the initial percussive motive at the beginning of each section. (This formal conceit breaks down about halfway through.)

William Afham: exophora

February 7th, 2006  |  Published in 2006, Abstract, Ambient, Electroacoustic, William Afham

Info

  • Title: exophora
  • Artist: William Afham
  • Time: 3:03
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2006 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Logic 7.1
  • SampleTekk harpsichord
  • EXS24, tuned with Fokker 12 Just intonation
  • DSP-Quattro
  • A lot of plugins!

madcap ontic: natural lemon flavor

November 19th, 2005  |  Published in Ambient, madcap ontic

Info

  • Title: natural lemon flavor (archery target mix)
  • Artist: madcap ontic
  • Time: 3:43
  • Download: MP3 link
  • Rights: composition and performance ©2005 Will Benton; all rights reserved

Gear used

  • Logic 7.1
  • u-he Filterscape
  • Applied Acoustics EP-2
  • LinPlug RM IV, Alpha
  • iZotope Trash

Liner notes

This is a fairly rough mix of a sort-of-ambient tune I threw together one afternoon last summer. (There are better productions of this tune, but they aren’t publicly available yet.) I like this tune a lot.