What RE is your Go-to Pad machine?

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taipeiwalkerhk
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Post 01 May 2021

Hi, I am new using 11 suite and recently bought Algo. I would like to hear your experience on which RE is good for (Yet easy to program) making lush pad sound.

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challism
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Post 01 May 2021

Since you've got Suite, give both of the Layers REs a try. They are great for pads. You can add any texture you can imagine and sculpt the sound just right; tons of control over pads.
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taipeiwalkerhk
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Post 01 May 2021

thanks for your suggestion, I got suite not long ago and haven't explored many options. But after I listened some of the pad preset of Parsec... some of them are really amazing !

drloop
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Post 01 May 2021

Parsec, Thor and Europa.

sdst
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Post 01 May 2021

Expanse is very good for pads, use a lot of cpu yes

but it sounds like Serum

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BRIGGS
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Post 01 May 2021

Grain...if you can deal with your brain exploding.

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VIVIsect
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Post 01 May 2021

I use Antidote from Synapse, and Thor a lot for pads. Also MonoPoly from Korg (VST version).

Harpuia
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Post 01 May 2021

Not a synth, But I've been having a ton of fun bouncing a melody loop to audio, timestretching it massively, and then throwing it through Fritz.

It can be a bit digital and artifact-y, which is kind of perfect for what I've been making lately, but your mileage may vary. You can also soften it up by throwing some reverb on it, maybe some EQ and whatnot.

plaingraywall
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Post 01 May 2021

ReSpire sounds amazing for pads.

Scenic has some ace pads.

Also, Europa is great too.

TritoneAddiction
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Post 01 May 2021

Rather than picking a synth I'm gonna go with Efektor RV3604 Reverb. Choose the Shimmer effect and any source can turn into a nice pad sound. I've been abusing the hell out of that shimmer effect, in both subtle and not so subtle ways over the last year.

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joeyluck
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Post 01 May 2021

I don't know if I have a go-to, but Nostromo is really great for pads!

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BRIGGS
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Post 01 May 2021

joeyluck wrote:
01 May 2021
I don't know if I have a go-to, but Nostromo is really great for pads!
Nostromo, is one of Grain's favorite snacks.

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freshkidblaze
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Post 01 May 2021

Europa stacked with supermassive 👌🏾

DaveyG
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Post 01 May 2021

Not an RE but Omnisphere is the king of pads for me. I'll typically layer up a couple of presets, mess with the knobs and sliders then play with the Orb thing, recording and rerecording the Orb movements until I'm happy or bored.

Before it was released I thought Scenic was going to be monster pad machine. After it was released it turned out to be more than a little Meh. It almost put me off buying Suite.

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Post 01 May 2021

I've been doing my pads Mostly with layers wave edition.
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Post 01 May 2021

Antidote and Europa my "go to" synths for classic pads if just for the stereo spread on stacked voices. I love Nostromo for slow evolving patches, and Grain or Proton for textures.
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dvdrtldg
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Post 01 May 2021

Don't know if it's a "go-to" but I've been using Resonans a lot for pads lately, and it's brilliant. Loading up different samples, modulating the Structure and Position knobs, you can get some really out-of-the-box sounds that are still very musical

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