Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

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Re: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

Post by th0mas » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:23 am

blofeld

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Re: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

Post by scope4live » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:26 pm

Solaris by John Bowen Synth Design.
Waldorf Wave Oscillators combined with Vector Synthesis, and CEM Oscillators.
Otherwise a Blofeld, MoPhat, and Virus combined could do the above.But Bowens CEM's are incredible for the basic FAT BASTARD polyphonic pads and a step above the rest for Analog performance features.
I was using it as a great emulation of a Prophet 5 Saw Pad, but had envelopes and Vectoring with long attacks so I could bleed in the ethereral Waldorf Oscillators and VS Vectored sounds as I held won the notes.
Combine that with the seperate Oscillator Glide only found in the older Oberheims and Moogs, and you got the package.
Once it gets the first upgrade to Multitimbrality it will be the beast of synthesis.
Many guys claim it's the hardware Omnisphere because of it's awesome sounding Sample Oscillators that can play samples of 32MB's in size.
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Re: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

Post by braincandy » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:40 pm

JD-990 with Vintage Expansion
Kurzweil K2000 series (I had a K2Vxs)
Kawai K5000s

They're all great for atmospheric stuff and have onboard effects. However, even a cheap effects box like my old MPX 100 can add a lot.
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Re: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

Post by retrosounds » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:34 pm

I'd Try The Korg DS-8. It's An FM Synth, So Expect A Lot Of Yamaha DX-7 Sounding Stuff. But It Can Create Some Awesome Pads.
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Re: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

Post by lhm1138 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:51 pm

gcoudert wrote:Roland JV1080 : 4 parts per patch, effects, LFOs, several filter types including high pass, lots of modulation routings. Patches can be further layered in Performance mode by setting the various parts to the same MIDI channel, delayed, panned, etc. LFOs are MIDI syncable, mod sources can be routed to FX parameters, etc.
I can go with this. I've gotten some booful pads out of mine.

http://share.ovi.com/media/lhm1138.public/lhm1138.10018

The Emu Morpheus is also an underrated gem for pads.

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Re: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:24 am

Yamaha AN-1X.

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Re: Atmospheric Pads - Hardware

Post by matia » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:07 am

Andromeda or Roland Jupiter 8. Have/had both (currently it's the Jupiter) and they both just ooze atmosphere.

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