HAZE a Dreamy, Nostalgic Collection of Ableton Live Instruments
HAZE is a collection of Ableton Live Instruments made from samples of analog and digital synthesizers, programmed to mimic the inherent flaws and inconsistencies of vintage gear. Imagine the soundtrack to a distant memory. HAZE is the musical equivalent of a faded photograph. Warm, rich, a little blurry, nostalgic, and sentimental.
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HAZE is a collection of dreamy, nostalgic, warm Instrument Racks for Ableton Live. They are built to sound like distant memories in a faded photograph. Each instrument mimics the imperfections of vintage analog gear. There are 36 Instrument Rack presets, created from samples of analog and digital synthesizers. Each one can be customized to fit your projects.
The Creation Process...
I programmed my analog hardware synths and digital virtual synths to mimic some of my favorite old school synth sounds. At the heart of the process was inconsistencies. Inconsistencies of pitch, timbre, and timing. I ran multiple samples of each synth patch I created through various compressors, saturators, frequency shifters, and even recorded many of them directly to cassette tape, before resampling them into Ableton Live.
Once inside of Live, I used the Sampler to build multi-sampled instruments, and placed them into Instrument Racks loaded with effects.
There's 32 Macros that allow you to shape the sound to your heart's desire. I've even added a second layer to each instrument that allows you to dial in actual cassette tape hiss to recreate the feel of your favorite aging mix tape.
Hear HAZE in Action
I've had a lot of fun using HAZE in my own productions. During the month of January 2018, I'm participating in the #Jamuary2018 challenge, which is to create a piece of music every day. (Follow my progress!) HAZE has played a major role. Listen to some examples below.
HAZE has also already found its way into other peoples' productions too! Listen to this track from Chefelf on Instagram!
Miniature Flower Girl also used HAZE on their track “Stranger Haze!”
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