I need 32-bit VSTs with nice New Age pad sounds, can anyone advise?

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KVRAF
6570 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:02 am

JerGoertz wrote:
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Halonmusic wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:17 am
JerGoertz wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:02 am
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Halonmusic wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:00 am
Most New Age/New Wave just use normal synths though don't they? Or maybe those artists that you mentioned uses something else? I love New Age/Wave, especially Enigma, and they use, as far as i can tell, normal synthesizers e.g Jupiter 60 etc.
Conceivably any synth could be used to make ambient music (just put a great big reverb after it), but some have features which are more suited to the task.
Yes that is true but what features would that be exactly? I've seen someone mention H-G Fortune's synths which are excellent for pad-ish sounds but what else though?
Things like several lfo's which can be extensively routed, flexible envelopes, several filters, built-in reverb and delay with modulation, a variety of somewhat unusual waveforms. These things could make a synth particularly well-suited for ambient music. Other (non-free) synths with many of these features would be Absynth, Zebra, and Tranzistow.
aha then WhispAir comes to mind aswell as Inspire CC

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KVRAF
3432 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:03 am

Maybe the old Korg legacy stuff, Wavestation and M1, they come with lots of presets.

KVRAF
4032 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:06 am

This is an old one I highly recommend for New Age vocal pads:

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/angelina-by-bigtick
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KVRAF
4032 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:20 am

You might find something useful here too.

https://plugins4free.com/instruments/Ambient/
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KVRian
1194 posts since 26 Sep, 2002 from Montreal, CANADA

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:45 am

Kawai K3-V VST definitely.

KVRAF
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Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:48 pm

Erisian wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:06 am
This is an old one I highly recommend for New Age vocal pads:

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/angelina-by-bigtick
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