Whats your fave pad synth

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Post by ehasting » Fri May 09, 2008 7:53 pm

Techincs WSA1 for weird digital pads.. korg z1 can be nice for padding with all its modulations..

but the emu e6400 ultra is always the winner :)

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Post by Triton76 » Fri May 09, 2008 11:12 pm

Triton Extreme, since it is my main synth.
The MOSS portion of the synth has 4 LFO's which is nice. Then you can layer sampled stuff in Combi mode and assign fx to knobs. I usually keep pads really simple though.
My little TG-33 is good too. It's not good at much except pads!
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Post by tom » Sat May 10, 2008 4:01 pm

Roland JD990.

There are fantastic pad-synths, like andromeda, supernova, neuron, and many more I haven't tried, but no other synth, I came across in my life, sounds that good. My oppinion.

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Post by ItsMeOnly » Sat May 10, 2008 11:22 pm

the list below-> basically I bought them all for pads :D
with exception of: K3m, samplers, DX100, PSS-790 and CS1x

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Post by synth3tik » Sun May 11, 2008 1:42 am

An FS1r would be on the top of my list, sadly the closet I came to getting one, was putting $150 on it over the phone, only to see the next week that the store had gone out of business.

Out of my current synths, I have to say the Microwave II and the JD-990 are the best for pads. I love strange detuned pads and these synths do deliver.

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Post by Johnny Lenin » Sun May 11, 2008 1:48 am

Roland JX-8P [original, that!]. I just keep coming back to it. It has such a rich warm sound. Even some of the presets -- like Soundtrack -- are damned useable.

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Post by Suburban Bather » Sun May 11, 2008 2:00 am

Don Solaris wrote:TB-303
No way! MC-303 :P

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Post by Jabberwalky » Sun May 11, 2008 2:35 pm

The An1x. Know why? Cause of it's Free EG's

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Post by philbar » Sun May 11, 2008 4:34 pm

my virus

its rather good at pads.

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Post by felis » Mon May 12, 2008 3:27 am

analog - Andromeda
digital - K5000

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Post by Eddie » Mon May 12, 2008 9:23 am

Roland SH-32 :) That litle box truly is amazing for pads 8)

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Post by aeon » Tue May 13, 2008 6:32 pm

digital: Roland JD-990, Korg OASYS PCI, Clavia Nord Modular

analogue: Roland MKS-70, Oberheim OB-X, Roland RS-505 Paraphonic

hybrid: multisampled, detuned Roland SH-2 with Boss VB-2 as played by Roland S-760

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Post by otto » Tue May 13, 2008 11:04 pm

philbar wrote:my virus

its rather good at pads.
Same here! Great for interesting new-digital pads as well as emulating analogish stuff. Love it.
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Post by Spadz » Wed May 14, 2008 2:06 am

I guess it depends what kind of sound I want on that moment...

I want a really dark and deep pad, I go for my DW-8000. I know it's not a very high profile synth (like Jupiters and OB-Xs), but the sound is just warm and larger than most other synths I have or had .

Clean an earie pads go to the Wavestation EX.

I find it hard to define a true favorite. I love them all! They are like my children. :cry: How can you ask me to make such a choice!

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed May 14, 2008 2:20 am

If you allow software, Crystal is the most incredible pad synth ever.

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