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Inspiring Ambient Samples & Sounds For Your Next Project
Step inside our ambient sounds and samples lab and feast your ears on the exquisite range of textural delights we've created for you! Our ambient sound files collection contains a wealth of detailed, dense and deep sonic material for layering and building soundbeds, backgrounds and deliciously delicate rhythms within your music.
From evolving music pads, rich synth textures, layered Ambient backgrounds, noise sound effects and beyond, our selection of WAV samples, REX2 files and Ableton Live packs provides a dazzling palette for you to take advantage of in your music productions.
Our collection also incorporates a range of ambient synth presets, crafted to maximise usability and flexibility. Pick from a choice of basses, chord synths, pads, leads, textures, SFX and beyond. Pick your pack, download and start designing blissful ambient music in an instant!
Ambient Sounds FAQ
Q: What is Ambient sound?
A: The term 'Ambient' when applied in a musical context was coined by British musician Brian Eno, who used it to describe music designed to present a particular atmosphere rather than traditional melodies, rhythms and song structures. This typically involves slow-moving, sparse arrangements of a small palette of sounds, and importantly emphasises the texture and tone of a sound over the actual notes being played.
Ambient sounds are audio files or synthesizer presets which contain or produce sounds of this nature, such as long, sustained synth drones, delicate noise textures and location field recordings.
Q: What types of Ambient sounds are there?
A: There are a number of different ways to classify Ambient sounds but at ModeAudio, we use a small group of broad definitions: basses and subs, which emphasise low-end notes and rumbling textures; ambiences and synth layers, which focus on held chords and textural layers; textures and noise layers, which emphasise the tone and grain of predominantly atonal or non-pitched sounds; and sound effects and transitions, which focus on the building and release of musical tension.
Q: How can I use Ambient sounds in my music?
A: At ModeAudio, we offer 3 different kinds of collections of Ambient sounds: Ambient music loops, Ambient samples and Ambient synth presets.
Ambient music loops are sounds edited to a specific number of bars and at a specific tempo, which can be looped within your DAW.
Ambient samples are usually long files of between 20 and 60 seconds, containing the gradual attack, sustain and long decay of an Ambient sound.
Ambient synth presets are files designed for use within a specific piece of audio software such as Serum, which when loaded up will produce Ambient sounds such as drones or textures. These sounds can be produced using your DAW's piano roll or MIDI keyboard, meaning you are free to choose the pitch and length of the notes.