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frisonmusic

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Warm, Low-Passed Pads
« on: June 20, 2016, 04:17:02 pm »
Hi,

Do you guys have any sound design tips on making warm, low-endy but full pads?

Some references:

Swell - I'm sorry
https://soundcloud.com/swll/im-sorry-feat-shiloh-dynasty#t=0:33

Disclosure - Willing & Able
https://youtu.be/1wc3RtxGftA?t=20

Flume - What You Need
https://youtu.be/-zx6odbKMCw?t=25

I'm going to assume they're normally made with clean & simple waveforms (sine-y), many voices, relatively little detune, basic EQ/Comp + a touch of multiband compression.

Thanks!

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Re: Warm, Low-Passed Pads
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 10:49:57 pm »
The warmth only actually comes from a heavy low pass and minimal detuning, as you said.

Just to guide you to some potential help, I recreated on another thread the Flume pad synth for his Tennis Court remix, and I believe with some messing around on the filters and detuning you could probably get a nice, full, warm pad. Here's a screenshot of the recreation from that thread:
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Re: Warm, Low-Passed Pads
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2016, 03:39:09 am »
The warmth only actually comes from a heavy low pass and minimal detuning, as you said.

Just to guide you to some potential help, I recreated on another thread the Flume pad synth for his Tennis Court remix, and I believe with some messing around on the filters and detuning you could probably get a nice, full, warm pad. Here's a screenshot of the recreation from that thread:

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i like low pass and saturation to get some nice warmth out of it.

then some delay or echo (echo works best for warmth imo).

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