Ambient atmospheres are in my opinion one of the best parts of the Dark Mod experience, not just for getting a mission to have the right feel but also for inspiration and to have them playing in the background when creating maps. The more the merrier, so here's a thread to collect all the links to ambient music and environmental sounds that could have a spot in TDM's setting.
Ambients from the TDM forums
Gast's Eerie Lullabies
Magnanimous Merry's Miscellanea
Orbweaver's Dark Ambients
Kyyrma's Composing Ambient Tracks for Dummies - Kyyrma shows how ambient soundtracks can be made from a set of sounds. Also contains some of his finished ambients.
Request for more interior sounds - this thread is a very productive community session where members came up with a large and good selection of new ambients.
Uncle Peti's Sound Den
Dragofer's Ambients - post #6 in this thread
SeriousToni's Ambients - posts #8, 12, 15 and 19 in this thread
Ambients from the TTLG forums
Custom resources list
Gigagooga's Ambients 1 - possibly the largest pack of ambient musics and nature sounds, all of them high quality.
Gigagooga's Ambients 2 - this pack puts more weight on shorter swells/hits/pads to be layered on top of a subtle ambient.
Gigagooga's Ambients 3
Yandros' ambient loop
Sephy's Ambients - a large collection of ambient pieces, including many shorter ones which will be valuable for anyone wanting to try a layered ambience approach like in the Thief OMs and Full Moon Fever.
www.freesound.org - some of the better composers in my opinion are ERH and BrandonNyte.
www.purple-planet.com - a large selection of all kinds of ambient and musical soundtracks to be used freely.
www.darkwinter.com - an internet label that publishes a lot of dark ambient music under a Creative Commons license.
www.endlessascent.com - sister website of Darkwinter for non-dark ambients.
Asatru Dark - also has very nice reference images for outdoor stone memorials, statue arrangements etc.
#4 Void by Raffaele du Marteau &
#6 Dreaming of Nowhere by Raffaele du Marteau - possibly the most forlorn pieces I've found on the internet.
Alacazam - a prolific Creative Commons ambients composer .
Cryo Chamber - for-profit label for dark ambient music with a large selection on offer. Going by their Youtube comments they're fine with people using their soundtracks for games etc., although you'd probably need to buy the soundtracks first.
Dark Ambient Mixed Session - as much ambient as something to have in the background while mapping.
Edited by Dragofer, 03 August 2018 - 06:39 AM.