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Designing Cubase Synth Pads | Audio Files

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Published February 2007

You can follow the step-by-step process John used to create his final pad sound by listening to these example audio files.

1. Audio icon screenshot1-0207.mp3
The first basic patch described in the article — a very dark pad.

2. Audio icon screenshot2-0207.mp3
A similar dark sound, with attack time linked to velocity.

3. Audio icon screenshot2andwidth-0207.mp3
The same sound with added width, controlled using the modulation wheel.

4. Audio icon screenshot3andlevels-0207.mp3
The settings shown in the screenshot opposite (top), combining two oscillators and level controls to add movement.

5. Audio icon screenshot3andtonic-0207.mp3
The same patch, with Tonic added to provide extra movement.

6. Audio icon screenshot3withautomation-0207.mp3
The final patch, still with Tonic, but now using automation of various parameters to create a 'finished' pad.

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