help me with Pad sounds

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virgo red
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help me with Pad sounds

Post by virgo red » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:12 pm

hi,
i want a synth or synth module that sounds the way pads and pads/strings
sound in George Michael "OLDER" album era (around 1996)

for example like these sounds:

song fastlove


song OLDER


song A MOMENT WITH YOU


song YOU KNOW THAT I WANT TO especially from 1:25


what could sound this way?
maybe roland jv 1080 ?

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Re: help me with Pad sounds

Post by Yoozer » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:38 pm

The pad sounds in "Older" are just orchestral strings - whether they're sampled or not, I'm not going to guess. Ditto for Fast Love (although they might be EQd down a bit to blend in the background better). "You Know That I want To" has something Ice Rain-ish going on in the background (which is a warm polysynth pad sound with chorus layered with looped, sampled clicks that descend in pitch) if I'm not being fooled by low Youtube quality.

But yeah, a JV can do this - not so much because it's a JV, but rather because it's a sample-based machine containing those particular waveforms ;). I mean, an older JV or JD unit should be able to do this too, as well as most other sample-based boxes of that time.
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Re: help me with Pad sounds

Post by virgo red » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:56 pm

thanks.
here's the list of synths and synth
modules used on OLDER album.

• Emu Vintage Keys Plus module
• Emu Ultra Proteus synth module
• Korg Prophecy keyboard synth
• Korg Trinity Plus keyboard synth
• Kurzweil K2000 sampler/synth
• Roland JV1080 synth module
• Roland Juno 106 analogue keyboard synth
• Roland Vintage Synth MVS1 sound module
• Studio Electronics SE1 synth module *
• Yamaha SY77 keyboard synth
• Yamaha TG500 synth module


so i thought jv 1080 is the one that i should
try first of all speaking about those pads / strings sounds.

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