August 28, 2021 at 2:09 am #44476
I’m trying to recreate this pad. I think it’s fairly straight forward and I’ve got about 60% of the way there but there is something missing and I’m not sure what. The track is Tillman Uhrmacher – On the Run and if you go to 2m 30 to 2m 36s you can hear the 4 bar loop of the pad.
I believe the notes are D2 for two bars, C2 for one bar and then E2 for the final bar.
In Ableton I have a wavetable with a shape between a square and saw with a low pass filter on at about 162hz. Unison is turned on with 5 voices. I have added a ‘big room’ reverb (41% wet) and a chorus-ensamble (37% wet).
I can’t figure out how to capture the…for lack of a better description ‘Enya’ nature of the pad. Kinda atmospheric uplifting warm sunniness?? I have the Arturia collection but have no idea which synth in that pack would have the feature I need to make it sound like this pad. And all the presets I’ve tried don’t get close. Help welcome 🙂September 8, 2021 at 9:23 am #44605
What a big warm lush pad. Can you post an audio clip of your attempt? If you’re close it may just need a few key tweaks.September 9, 2021 at 6:15 am #44615Loek BakkerParticipant
If you have the Juno in your version of Arturia V Colllection, I think it should be really easy, in fact even some presets could work with some minor tweaking. I use the TAL emulation of the Juno and it has a lot of pads that sound close to yoursSeptember 13, 2021 at 7:52 am #44659
Thanks for helping guys. I’ve attached a recreation. It’s probably less than 60% of the way there on reflection, haha!
And I will check out the Juno. I don’t have it in my current collection but may upgrade if it makes the right sound!September 15, 2021 at 10:06 am #44681
1. Play a chord. It sounds like you’re playing a single low note and a single higher note. But the example is playing full chords. That’s going to make it far richer as the close notes rub against each other for a more lush thick sound.
2. Raise the cutoff a bit to make a little brighter.
3. Bump up the res a bit to give it more point.September 30, 2021 at 5:46 am #44853
Not sure if I’m getting closer :O Can’t capture the dreaminess of this synth.
I think the chord idea is right. It seems to be D2, A2 and D3 played for four bars. That doesn’t change. But on top there is another simple melody of A2 (2 bars) then D2 (1 bar) and E2 (1 bar). I may have got these notes wrong! I increased the res and freq but it still doesn’t get there. I have attached it anyway!
I also tried the Juno 6 demo from Arturia. Very nice plugin! The ‘Iconic Strings’ preset sounds a bit closer than what I have done.
I’m sure the original producer took a standard preset from a relatively old synth (from the late 90s to 2000s) and maybe tweaked it!
I think I give up. But still fun trying.
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