February 1, 2019 at 9:36 am #23652
Show us your most deep and elaborate evolving pad. I’m talking layers and modulation over a loooooong period of time. Reply below with an audio clip and/or preset.
And here’s a tut with some tips on how to do just that!February 1, 2019 at 3:06 pm #23671February 1, 2019 at 3:11 pm #23673February 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm #23676February 1, 2019 at 3:54 pm #23679February 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm #23683February 1, 2019 at 7:35 pm #23689
I’ll try. Just spent the last hour doing this one. I’m not 100% set on leaving the sub solid, but I actually like that, because behind all the shimmering and modulation, it also gives it a solid stability. It probably shouldn’t have taken an hour, but 1) I’m rusty, and 2) I didn’t want to put out just any old rubbish. 😉
I recorded four sets of two alternating notes and/or chords. First a chord, then just root notes an octave lower, root notes another octave lower, and then chords on top of bass root notes. You can play it here (5.1MB > 2.93MB limit):
I’m attaching the Serum patch as well.
(This forum does not seem to be making the .rar with the patch available, no matter what I do. Not sure why. Link to DropBox copy follows.)February 2, 2019 at 3:15 pm #23703February 2, 2019 at 6:56 pm #23708
I really like that second phasey mouthy layer, especially how its wobble varies each time it comes in.
Thanks! The idea of using the noise generator for something non-white/pink was shamelessly cribbed from the tutorial video. The modulation…one of those things I do in some synths is modulate a modulator directly. In Serum, you can’t actually drag/drop a modulator onto the rate knob of an LFO, as it won’t activate the pane on hover, but you can do it directly via the matrix.
The extra flanger in FX didn’t hurt. It accentuates it a bit.February 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm #23726February 4, 2019 at 7:06 am #23732February 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm #23849
Evolving pad with heavy use of flanger.
I like the sounds generated by the change in the flanger phase.
Great video Joe. Im very honored to be your student.February 7, 2019 at 3:01 pm #23852February 7, 2019 at 3:56 pm #23857
I like it. Then again, I’m a sucker for flangers. For something like this, it feels like cheating, but I used mine to bolster an effect which was already going on, so I can’t knock you for using it because I used it. 😉 The base of the patch sounded to me like a dry violin on a close mic. Interesting, although I prefer this one in a chord rather than solo.
I’ve noticed over the years that there are three ways a patch can go. It can be so thick and wide-spectrum that it doesn’t leave room in the mix for much of anything else, it can be thin enough that it fits anywhere, or it can take the middle ground and fit in a gap. This one would seem to be in the third category. Especially with a flanging effect in play, it gets to fill multiple gaps. This kind is perfect for layering, speficially because of that kind of glue effect.February 7, 2019 at 4:28 pm #23860
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