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One of the more uncommon strains of the Drum & Bass sound, Ambient Drum & Bass puts more of a focus on percussive elements, such as light tambourines and foley supporting the melodic elements, accompanying ambience in the tracks to differentiate itself from a more common subgenre of Drum and Bass, Liquid DnB / Liquid Funk. Heavy emphasis is placed on the atmospheric structure, as is implied by the name. An ethereal soundscape is accomplished through the liberal use of reverb, delay and filtering, as well as deep, filtered pads / plucks and focus on an ample stereoaural field. Vocal pads and piano progressions / melodies "soaked" in reverb are also a common occurrence. The other ambient elements are oftentimes accompanied by a deep sub / reese bass.

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