How do I do this pad shit?!

Discussion in 'Production' started by GoldenGinge, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. GoldenGinge

    GoldenGinge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    3
    Guys I need to learn how to get sounds like this. Can anyone reccomend me some synths or sample packs to check out?



    just nice pads and sounds like this in general really. WHERE DO I GET THEM?!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2015
  2. Joel Sykes

    Joel Sykes New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1
    i have no clue but try nexus its a good synth for pads ..i just come for the ass lol
     
  3. GoldenGinge

    GoldenGinge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    3
    Safe. Also donnie dubson style stuff. You know, pads like
     
  4. djSing

    djSing Ill-usions

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Norwich, UK
    Donnie's pads are indeed sick.. I couldn't tell you exactly how to achieve the sounds but Dave Owen's sounds are usually sampled.. the pad in the tune you posted im guessing is just a sample with an lfo on a low pass filter. < Don't quote me on that tho, he may well have used a synthesizer for the pad. I too would love to know which synths can produce these smooth as fuck sounds though
     
  5. xiu

    xiu Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Bucharest
    sounds like some low pass modulated rhodes ?
     
  6. GoldenGinge

    GoldenGinge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    3
    I'm on about the wobbly bit at the start. And just pads in general. But these nice atmosphere and ambient ones. Good for liquid
     
  7. Rajstah Vibe

    Rajstah Vibe soundcloud.com/rajstah

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    705
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    London
    Yes, Rhodes modulated.
    If have Reason you can do this in 2 click of mouse plus Midi keyboard by loading NN19 with Rhodes patch or a B4 organ and effect it.
    If not on Reason, look for AAS Lounge Lizard Vsti on google or watch this video: http://youtu.be/r8x5mz7yffY
    It's my favourite plug to pick up when I need a classic sound like this.
     
  8. Southern

    Southern Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    London, East
    You can't miss that distinctive Rhodes sound, usually followed by a saxophone and plenty of reverb/delay going on ;)
     
  9. GoldenGinge

    GoldenGinge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks for the responses so far guys! Can anyone recommend any sample packs for pads or anything?
     
  10. GoldenGinge

    GoldenGinge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    3
    Also I'm fairly new to this stuff.

    When you say modulate. What sort of modulation should I put on a rhodes to get that nice wobbly effect?
     
  11. Innovine

    Innovine Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    sweden
    I can't listen to your sample right now, but common modulations for the rhodes would be a phasor, tremelo (volume), or a leslie speaker effect. Check out http://www.fenderrhodes.com/history/effects.php for classic rhodes fx
     
    Southern likes this.
  12. ToxiColora

    ToxiColora New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can also achieve this in FL by insterting FL Keys and then a rhodes-then low pass that bitch and add some reverb ;)
     
  13. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Essex, England
    I wouldnt rely on sample packs for pads really. You'll be far too limited. Any synth with 3 oscillators is capable of producing these types of sounds, although if I had to choose a couple, I'd go with Rob Papen's Predator, or NI Absynth. Just experiment with different waveforms, have one set +5 semitones, one set at 0 and the 3rd at -7 semitones, this essentially produces a chord. Then play with the ADSR envelopes, with a nice slow attack and release. Add chorus, reverb delay etc etc.
     
  14. GoldenGinge

    GoldenGinge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    3
    Cheers once again guys!
     
  15. jonee

    jonee New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice sharing here and it tuoch the complete thought of first question,;................
     
  16. lbolive

    lbolive New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Use a synth with just a simple sine wave osc... the key is the attack and release envelopes.. all should be set to fairly high values, say 2-3 seconds
    Next up, run it through chorus.. about 40% wet followed by reverb.. you want this to be fairly wet too about 60% with a long decay.
    You can add modulation in terms of having notch filters (within the synth itself or in the FX chain) tied to a slow LFO... or you can try more complex wave forms in the OSC.. this should get you started though.
     
  17. lbolive

    lbolive New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    The key to a good sounding pad is not so much the sound of an individual note. but mainly the chords.. try some complex chords spanning 2-3 octaves, adding sevenths, ninths, 13ths etc
     
  18. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,397
    Likes Received:
    189
    Location:
    Washington DC
    I have found CamelAudio Alchemy (as well as Absynth) to be great sources of inspiration for creating nice, evolving pads.

    Ditto what everyone stated about Pad samples...while they may prove to be useful for a quick fix, they're extremely limiting.