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 Post subject: 80ies/90ies pads
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:41 pm 
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hi guys,

been trying to create 90ies ish pads like in...

https://youtu.be/4YXRc2qN1cI?t=2m39s

https://youtu.be/y_LlKB8RlXA?t=4m3s

https://youtu.be/y_LlKB8RlXA?t=4m50s

been using omnisphere, but it mostly sounds different, too modern...

i'm pretty sure somewhere in my tons of vst's there must be pads hidden like those, guess it was one or several particular synths from the 80ies / 90ies?

any pointers to which one would be appreciated.

thx!

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 Post subject: Re: 80ies/90ies pads
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:44 pm 
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I've made similar by recording whatever chords I want and putting them through paulstretch, pitching and resampling as you go.

FM synths work well, but really any chord in any synth.

Whack it in TAL Sampler and drag the loop points until you get a seamless loop. Filter / FX / EQ etc


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 Post subject: Re: 80ies/90ies pads
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:50 pm 
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I was going to say Korg M1 or Juno 106 for 90s pads but the pads in the tracks you posted don't sound 90s at all. They're very generic 2017 digital sounding. Random high pitched chord, string-ish patch, decent amount of pitch modulation, lots and lots of detune, extra chorus and chorus-y reverb, saturation, high pass filter. Maybe resample with reverb multiple times. You can do that with almost any subtractive synth.

Personally I can't stand these type of string-y pads that have appeared on all the """"emotional"""" bigroom tracks in the last 2 years. There's just something about them harmonically that's super grating to my ears, it just sounds sooo cheap and fake emotional to my ears. Fake trance. Sorry, I'm just ranting at this point, had to let that out after hearing these every week in the hardwax news for past year or so :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: 80ies/90ies pads
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:19 pm 
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These just sound like synth strings.
Should be doable with any analog poly.
Top end is rolled down, either with EQ or just closing down the lowpass.

I would say your standard synth string of osc 1 Square, Osc 2 Saw, roll down the high end, soften the attack, add a little chorus, a little PW modulation and some vibrato and you are probably nearly there.

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 Post subject: Re: 80ies/90ies pads
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:11 pm 
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for me it is nothing more then a small lead with loads of reverb & delay on it (full wet) and then resample and putting in a sampler with a loop on a small piece and with crossfades on begin & end ...

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 Post subject: Re: 80ies/90ies pads
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:43 pm 
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dubdub wrote:
I was going to say Korg M1 or Juno 106 for 90s pads but the pads in the tracks you posted don't sound 90s at all. They're very generic 2017 digital sounding. Random high pitched chord, string-ish patch, decent amount of pitch modulation, lots and lots of detune, extra chorus and chorus-y reverb, saturation, high pass filter. Maybe resample with reverb multiple times. You can do that with almost any subtractive synth.


yeah, tbh, I would think you can do that with pretty much any poly synth or by using a sampler.

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Personally I can't stand these type of string-y pads that have appeared on all the """"emotional"""" bigroom tracks in the last 2 years. There's just something about them harmonically that's super grating to my ears, it just sounds sooo cheap and fake emotional to my ears. Fake trance. Sorry, I'm just ranting at this point, had to let that out after hearing these every week in the hardwax news for past year or so :oops:


haha, :D
I always have this love/hate thing with big room techno.
When it's well done, I can really appreciate it from time to time.
But nowadays, it's as if literally everyone is trying to make big room techno.
It's just everywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: 80ies/90ies pads
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It's a ''supersaw'' with a decent amount of detuning, some delay and a long reverb.


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 Post subject: Re: 80ies/90ies pads
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:24 am 
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I thought this thread would be about Derrick May-ish pads/strings lol.

Son, I am disappoint.

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