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  • Segejee
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    Joined: Nov 10th, 2006, 11:49
    PAD design
    Hey rounik, trying to evaluate some songs that use some awesome PAD's, any good PAD development tips for Logic, or are there synths out there that have excellent presets already?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: PAD design
    Hi K1, I'd recommend understanding synthesis. A couple of tutorials that may be of interest on synthesis: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/avfundamentals201[/url] & [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/advancedsynthesis[/url] You can of course jump straight in to getting to know how the ES2 works as this really really helps: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/logic9206[/url] Steve H also has a section on creating Pads in the first chapter of the TNT3: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/logic304[/url] For third-party synths, check out Omnisphere, [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/omnisphere101[/url] ...Absynth, Camel Audio products, Rob Papen products, Kontakt and there's really a whole wealth of instruments out there... dependng on what type of music you're interested in creating pads for. :) R
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  • Segejee
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    Joined: Nov 10th, 2006, 11:49
    Re: PAD design
    mainly trance, what about the latest Nexus synth?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: PAD design
    I haven't used it personally, but it looks good. They have demos and a PDF preset list here: [url]http://refx.com/?lang=en&page=products/nexus/summary[/url] Once you understand how LFOs and Envelopes work though, you can achieve a huge amount with Logic's ES2... and personally I've no need to look beyond Omnisphere right now. It's huge!.. But Nexus & Vanguard look nice. :) R
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: PAD design
    Hi K1, I had to delete your last post. Please contact me here if you would like an explanation: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/support/[/url] Thanks Rounik
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  • Segejee
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    Joined: Nov 10th, 2006, 11:49
    Re: PAD design
    I know that Steve shows us tricks in Logic but how do these tricks get applied toward genres such as trance and progressive house.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: PAD design
    sweeps and pad design (basically looking at different wave form types - square, sine, sawtooth, etc) are looked at in the tutorials I linked to above. The ES2 can do a lot more than it's given credit for. But it does take a little more time to program than other 3rd party synths.
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