Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

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Teksonik
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13348 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Sat May 23, 2020 11:09 am

Frankbooth wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:21 am
Podolski looks great! Unfortunately the download from U-He is doing nothing.
Works here using the link on this page:

https://u-he.com/products/podolski/
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e-crooner
KVRAF
1704 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 11:10 am

How can it not matter whether it's digital or analog pads? Wavestation for instance makes very different pads compared to a typical "analog" synth.

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vurt
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64897 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 11:44 am

e-crooner wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:10 am
How can it not matter whether it's digital or analog pads? Wavestation for instance makes very different pads compared to a typical "analog" synth.
and you can like both, so "it wouldnt matter" what we suggest, as hes not ruling it out.
not it doesnt matter at all ;)

Examigan
KVRAF
5228 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Go2 is fun to use and has some nice features for $49.

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BlitBit
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319 posts since 28 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 12:14 pm

vurt wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:44 am
[...]
and you can like both
[...]
Being on KVR I first misread this as "and you can't like both". :hihi:
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e-crooner
KVRAF
1704 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 12:21 pm

vurt wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:44 am
e-crooner wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 11:10 am
How can it not matter whether it's digital or analog pads? Wavestation for instance makes very different pads compared to a typical "analog" synth.
and you can like both, so "it wouldnt matter" what we suggest, as hes not ruling it out.
not it doesnt matter at all ;)
I find it odd. It's like saying I am interested in a guitar, doesn't matter whether it's an acoustic Spanish guitar or a Strat 8)

Examigan
KVRAF
5228 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 3:13 pm

If you wait for a while (not long!) you will see a sale for Synthmaster 2.9 or SM One.
SM One has been on sale for only $29 in the past.
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GRUMP
KVRist
315 posts since 11 Jun, 2019

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 3:43 pm

May I ask for your musical Targets? Which Kind of Pads? Examples?

Korg M1 and Wavestation haven´t been mentioned yet and depending on what you want to do there are other Alternatives, too.

AIR Hybrid and one more from them (cheap!) for Examples. Genesis Pro (32 Bit). Big Tick Rhino (FM, cute Thing, <3 it).

Freeware:
https://www.thewavewarden.com/odin2 (looks good...)

But if you ask me - personally - DUNE3 for Pads and some HQ FX afterwards ... Pads are the Weakness of the VST World and SM is Masoschism ;-)
Sound Design - VOX, Airy, Choir

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Teksonik
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13348 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 4:17 pm

GRUMP wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:43 pm

Freeware:
https://www.thewavewarden.com/odin2 (looks good...)
Sounds pretty good too. :eek: I missed this one, thanks for the heads up. Still in Beta but worth a look. :tu:
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KVRAF
6119 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 4:21 pm

You will get endless suggestions! But I suggest to start with the free ones and the CM magazine DVD ($5) and keep saving for something like Diva or Dune 3 or what's ever you really really like!

Here is the starting step:
https://bedroomproducersblog.com/
Win 10 with Live 10 (or S1 v4) and ATOM/nektar P4 these days 8)

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layzer
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6747 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 5:21 pm

alvfaria wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:57 am
Korg Wavestation?
+1
drop some modern reverb behind it and it is still a pad beast today. :wink:

M1 too. :tu:
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thecontrolcentre
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27405 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 5:45 pm


SoundPorn
KVRian
1005 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 6:04 pm

I'm tired of Phonec getting left out of these discussions when it's the best for pads especially.
kone2006 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:38 am
Buy digital issue of computer music magazine any $5- you get DUNE CM & ThornCM great for pads.

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KVRian
1005 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 6:06 pm

All you need...Xpand2...

Also Pad's are all about processing too so it may actually be better to spend $50 on something like ValhallaDelay or Vintage Verb.

https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/ ... 60-Xpand-2

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PatchAdamz
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4913 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Re: Looking for a solid ‘pad synth’ under $50

Post Sat May 23, 2020 6:09 pm

TAL-U-NO-LX is hard to beat for what you are asking.

Its an emulation of the Juno 60 which is still used by lots of new and old bands.

Great pads, bass, arps, etc....

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