For the longest time, I have been using samples and pre-made presets to make my pads, like using Kontakt, Nexus, or whatever soundfont. Then I would usually layer them together, and mix them until they sound like one big atmospheric pad. I would usually have my pads to be the lowest volume during the drop, but almost the loudest during the breakdown. I would also have them EQ only in the mid to mid-high frequencies. I was wondering how do you make your pads? Do you sample them or use pre-made presets like I do, or do you actually make your own? I really want to start making my own pads.