Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

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surreal
KVRian
1015 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:12 am

Hi guys
Could you please recommend me good synths free or commercial for vocal pads and any preset or sample packs that produce nice smooth vocal pads or fluffy silky textures please!

Stefken
KVRian
590 posts since 9 Nov, 2016

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:41 am

You might check out Blue II an Dune 2 for pads.
Vocalise for vocal pads.
Ultra analog for ambient textures. Absynth as well.
For pads with a specific flavor : Spire for a Trance flavor and PolyM (on sale now) for a analog old skool flavor.

egbert101
KVRAF
2098 posts since 13 Jun, 2014

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:02 am

Sylenth 1, Dune 2, Serum for modern pads, Diva, ACE, Oddity 2, Repro, TAL-U-NO-LX and PG-8X for retro pads. Zebra 2 or Absynth for complex evolving soundscapes.
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Delta Sign
KVRian
500 posts since 22 Jun, 2018

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:54 am

My current favorite for this kind of thing is the new Hive beta. It's really great for synth choir type sounds.

https://soundcloud.com/deltasign/hive-wavetable-test-08

https://soundcloud.com/deltasign/hive-wavetable-test-02

I also like to use small vocal snippets in granular synths like Audio Damage Quanta for vocal-ish pads.


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wagtunes
KVRAF
13610 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:15 am

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:13 am
http://www.wolfgangpalm.com/phonem.html <- This?
I'll second this. However, very difficult to program. It does come with a good number of presets though.

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pdxindy
KVRAF
14013 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:00 am

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:13 am
http://www.wolfgangpalm.com/phonem.html <- This?
Wonderful synth... nothing else like it!

mtelesha
KVRist
56 posts since 21 May, 2018

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:45 am

My favorite Evolving Pad Synths

1. Zebra 2 $199 (never on sale)
2. Biotek 2 $199 (can be had for much cheaper when bought with Waveform 9)
3. Loom (Cheapest when on sale)

Retro
1. Dexed (Free)
2. OB-DD (DiscoDSP Free and can buy for donation $50)

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pdxindy
KVRAF
14013 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:04 am

the OP asked for vocal pads

surreal
KVRian
1015 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:11 am

Thank you everyone for your input sofar!!

surreal
KVRian
1015 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:14 am

pdxindy wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:04 am
the OP asked for vocal pads
Hi Pxindy, I think he brought the evolving synth pads into the equation because of my previous Trance post where I was asking for evolving pads as well. No harm done in pointing me to these synths as well.

Thank you also for your great suggestion!

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Apratim
KVRian
564 posts since 29 Dec, 2016 from India

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:19 am

Output Exhale is made for vocal sounds and textures

Or buya good eq and modulate it's peaks for vocal like effect/feel/sound
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surreal
KVRian
1015 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:25 am

Stefken wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:41 am
You might check out Blue II an Dune 2 for pads.
Vocalise for vocal pads.
Ultra analog for ambient textures. Absynth as well.
For pads with a specific flavor : Spire for a Trance flavor and PolyM (on sale now) for a analog old skool flavor.
Hi Stefken where is PolyM on sale at?

Stefken
KVRian
590 posts since 9 Nov, 2016

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 am

surreal wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:25 am
Stefken wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:41 am
You might check out Blue II an Dune 2 for pads.
Vocalise for vocal pads.
Ultra analog for ambient textures. Absynth as well.
For pads with a specific flavor : Spire for a Trance flavor and PolyM (on sale now) for a analog old skool flavor.
Hi Stefken where is PolyM on sale at?
https://www.xils-lab.com/products/polym ... nload.html

First check out whether it is your thing in the demo. It has a specific tone that might be your thing or not. But as far as emulations go, a very nice one :tu: . It's also good for textures e.g. by using the sample and hold. The emphasis on the (left) filter can go very squeaky for an accent or some blips and blops.

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plexuss
KVRAF
2270 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Please recommend me synths for great smooth vocal pads and textures

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:01 pm

I used Soundiron for all the vocals in this track. I recommend them. Pads are Falcon, Rapid, and some others I forget, because cannabis is now legal in canada. :party: :phones:

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https://soundcloud.com/musicofplexus/th ... -the-devil
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