Hi, Here’s my Ambient contest submission.
I used Spitfire LABS Soft Piano to provide a pulse. I’ve always viewed ambient music as textural without any harmonic function. So, for texture (and because they’re free & sound great ) I used LABS Choir, ghost bells and Granular Piano.
Also, Albion 1 Lovely Simple Pad and Wind Waves along with Alchemy Jumaana Rain and Storm for the foundation. I varied the volume between the instruments hoping that provided movement. There is also a swell from Albion 2 & the Lesotho Pad from Kontakt for balance.
Finally, a soprano sax holding some notes from the pentatonic scale with a little chorus & tape delay. Kinda Jan Garbarek.
I saw a tutorial from someone writing ambient music a while ago on YouTube. I don’t remember his name, but do remember he dropped the pitch to 432, so like Jeremy, I went with 432.