Does anyone know the best synths in sonic pi for creating ambient songs?
:sine ? When many of them are layered, they can be used to produce any other waveform
Jokes aside, I know it’s not a specific list like you asked for, but in my opinion almost all of them could probably be used in ambient pieces, depending on exactly what sounds you might be after, or what qualities you’re interested in exploiting - such as just extending the amplitude envelopes of any of them (minus the ones like
:piano that have fixed envelopes) to create pads that fade in and out, or if you’re looking for particular sound textures.
Depending on how immediately you want a result, I’d be tempted to say ‘just test things and see what you think’ (It’s pretty easy to create a short live_loop that cycles through all of the synths and plays a short note or other demo to show what they sound like).
Perhaps others might have specific recommendations though