Looking for atmospheric synth

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EnGee
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4766 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from New Zealand

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:05 pm

Thorn is a great synth. I sure recommend it.

Personally, I like and use several synths for atmospheric pads. The last great one I purchased is LuSH 101 which has incredible pads. I'm not sure if it still discounted in JRR Shop though ($39 instead of $159!!)
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1263 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:07 pm

EnGee wrote:Thorn is a great synth. I sure recommend it.

Personally, I like and use several synths for atmospheric pads. The last great one I purchased is LuSH 101 which has incredible pads. I'm not sure if it still discounted in JRR Shop though ($39 instead of $159!!)
Thanks a lot! I will try it out.
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elassi
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1892 posts since 8 Sep, 2009

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:40 pm

Check this link: https://www.ableton.com/en/one-thing/

Scroll down to "Sampling tails" by Kenny Segal and within less than a minute you've learned a new cool way to create lush atmospheric pad sounds. :)

musicartist
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102 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:29 am

NI Absynth could be an option

starflakeprj
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794 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:52 am

EnGee wrote:Thorn is a great synth. I sure recommend it.

Personally, I like and use several synths for atmospheric pads. The last great one I purchased is LuSH 101 which has incredible pads. I'm not sure if it still discounted in JRR Shop though ($39 instead of $159!!)
Diversion is much better for atmospheric sounds than Thorn is, when talking about Dmitry Sches synths, at least in my opionion.
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EnGee
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4766 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from New Zealand

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:22 am

There are many synths that can produce atmospheric pads really! Even those synths that not famous for doing so like Sylenth1. It all depends on sound design and/or playing the pads and changing parameters while playing that gives interesting movements.
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discoDSP
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3642 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:25 am

discoDSP Plug-Ins | Synths | Sampler | Effects

SparkySpark
KVRian
1263 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:56 am

elassi wrote:Check this link: https://www.ableton.com/en/one-thing/

Scroll down to "Sampling tails" by Kenny Segal and within less than a minute you've learned a new cool way to create lush atmospheric pad sounds. :)
Thanks! That was indeed a very cool trick! :tu:
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1263 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:00 am

EnGee wrote:There are many synths that can produce atmospheric pads really! Even those synths that not famous for doing so like Sylenth1. It all depends on sound design and/or playing the pads and changing parameters while playing that gives interesting movements.
Yes, I get that thanks to all replies this thread is getting. :)

I must say though that some synths seem like they were made for this thing, like the HG Fortune ones. I think this thread must be a great source of hints by now for anyone looking for these sounds.
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ttsakonas
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8 posts since 19 Mar, 2018

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:21 pm

I would recommend:

- Feldspar (Contralogic)
- Eclipsis (VST Zone)

Both of them have great capabilities in modulating the sound over time. The are both free and lightweight.

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KVRian
1263 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:59 am

ttsakonas wrote:I would recommend:

- Feldspar (Contralogic)
- Eclipsis (VST Zone)

Both of them have great capabilities in modulating the sound over time. The are both free and lightweight.
Thanks! They are both only 32 bit and I try to stay in 64. I am now using layered pads in XPand!2 and use some fx to make them evolve, plus Subspace to get shimmer without mud. Works very well
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spendthrift2
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105 posts since 10 Feb, 2010

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:38 am

You'll probably like Omnisphere, though there is no free trial that I'm aware of. I didn't like it for EDM styles, but it's a good and powerful synthesizer program. If you have the time, and there is a guitar center near you, give them a call and ask if they have omnisphere set up in their pro-audio department.

wurschtel
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25 posts since 2 Sep, 2015

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:48 am

Try-Harder wrote:Omnisphere 2... You won't stop crying after your wallet weeps..
Haha that’s right! I really wanna have it but it’s really expensive. You need a lot of time to lean it!

simon.a.billington
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1408 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:14 am

inkwarp wrote:Alchemy.
...if you have Logic.

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Ry Manning
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14 posts since 29 Jun, 2018

Re: Looking for atmospheric synth

Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:50 pm

I would highly recommend Aparillo from Sugar Bytes - creates some really unique atmospheres/pads

https://www.sugar-bytes.de/aparillo

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