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Whats your fave pad synth

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 6:39 pm
by VanSonik
So, whats your all time favorite pad machine?
An FS1r, my favorite and can do some wicked stuff!
Or do you favor a JD-990, Microwave, Fizmo,
MKS-70, Prophet VS, ......... What floats your notes
:)

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 6:43 pm
by gfriden
I'm more of a monodrone than a polypad kind of person, but I really like my D-50 for that kind of stuff. Lovely analog sounding pads...

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 6:54 pm
by sam
Prophet VS....

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:14 pm
by gcoudert
Roland JV1080

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:25 pm
by hfinn
Mine are the Matrix-12, Korg PS-3200 and Yamaha CS-80.

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:38 pm
by ford442
i use my Virus Powercore

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:46 pm
by MrFrodo
Mine are the Roland JX-8p and JX-10 (with PG-800 programmers).

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:53 pm
by Alphacode
Definitely the Jd-800 !

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:32 pm
by clusterchord
we've done this sorta thing a few times bfr on vse, but what the heck..


analog: andromeda, oberheim ob-x, xpander

digital: jd990, fs1r

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:41 pm
by Solderman
+1 for JD800/JD990. I wish Roland would release a VST version. How hard could it be to recreate the same set of algorithms?

I use my JP8 for pads, but it's a bit noisy for mellow pads, so requires much care during the recording process to get a smooth sound.

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:53 pm
by VanSonik
hfinn wrote:Mine are the Matrix-12, Korg PS-3200 and Yamaha CS-80.
Those would be adequate. :P

You have some nice tools in your studio!

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:56 pm
by Tyler2000
juno 106 out of what i have

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:58 pm
by VanSonik
clusterchord wrote:we've done this sorta thing a few times bfr on vse, but what the heck..
analog: andromeda, oberheim ob-x, xpander
digital: jd990, fs1r
Glad you joined in. That's a good thought separated analog vs. digital.
But, what no love for your MKS-70 or Microwave?
Is that the Microwave 1 always wanted one of those.

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:10 pm
by clusterchord
yeah i forgot to mention MKS70. warmest of them DCO boards.


microwave (1) isnt my goto for pads. it got a nice gritty sound for wavetable sweeps n all sorts of things, like digital bass, arpeggios/seq sweeps, eeire leads, fx.. (my absolute fav waldorf). but warm/smooth string/pad aint its thing, at least compared to ones i listed.

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 12:25 am
by VanSonik
clusterchord wrote: microwave (1) isnt my goto for pads. it got a nice gritty sound for wavetable sweeps n all sorts of things, like digital bass, arpeggios/seq sweeps, eeire leads, fx.. (my absolute fav waldorf). but warm/smooth string/pad aint its thing, at least compared to ones i listed.
Just listened to "Rising from the Ashes" on your website. Very nice work!

Regards