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How do you create an airy, breathy pad sound?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:20 am
by droidmike
Can it be done in Operator? Or Analog? I haven't had very much success at it, and I was wondering if any of you talented folks had a secret recipe you wouldn't mind sharing.

Thanks so much.

Mike

Re: How do you create an airy, breathy pad sound?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:36 am
by Linear Phase
well.. i don't have operator, or analog. and you have provided no sound example for, "airy," so I'm giving you my idea of, "airy."

Here is what we will need.

2x saw tooth osc
2x hi-pass filters
2x filter envelopes
1x amp envelope

chorus or phase + delay + reverb

Take your saw tooths, and detune them.. if you have multi-oscillators try the spread. put your filters in paralell, and have one 4 pole and the other 2 pole. for real air, you probably want the 4 pole cutoff near 500, and the 2 pole near 1400... set the resonance insanely high, over 50, or close to 70% now set the envelopes to taste.. try having longer attacks on the filers, than the amp, and have shorter decay

but we all have different ideas of, "airy," and without a sound example, the above is just a guess, in the millions of ways there are to make pads... which includes everything from sampling vocals to coding the stuff in super-collider

Re: How do you create an airy, breathy pad sound?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:32 am
by starving student
reverb

Re: How do you create an airy, breathy pad sound?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:43 pm
by Winnaz
Massive. If you don't have it, get it.

Here's a nice airy pad preset:

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Re: How do you create an airy, breathy pad sound?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:19 pm
by droidmike
Thanks, guys. All good advice. I will look into your suggestions.

Mike

Re: How do you create an airy, breathy pad sound?

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:24 pm
by pencilrocket
Winnaz wrote:Massive. If you don't have it, get it.

Here's a nice airy pad preset:
Worst help ever.

Re: How do you create an airy, breathy pad sound?

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:49 pm
by Serra

Re: How do you create an airy, breathy pad sound?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:31 pm
by ckluxen
works better with analog than operator for me. BP filter and slightly detuned saws. check the modulations if they work correct ryrhmical in the song. chors delay reverb.