How are pads best used in Rnb, hip-hop, pop-rnb, pop, and other genres?

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avasopht
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Post 23 Jul 2020

I've never really understood pads.

Please help me.

Thanks in advance :)
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QVprod
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Post 23 Jul 2020

A pad is just a sustained sound. Think of it as you do any other sound and you’ll get how to use them. A subdued pad can fill space and add thickness. Some of the more bright sounding or rhythmic ones can be one of the main instruments. It’s not much different than using a lead, just that you generally play chords rather than single notes

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