I'm after New Age Pad sounds - examples are anything by Karunesh, Medwyn Goodall, Mike Rowland, Deuter, Yellow Brick Cinema (especially them!) et al, they're all over YouTube like a rash. Medwyn and Karunesh are Lead Sound, Rhythm Section and Beeeg Beautiful Pad as jam in sandwich. Yellow Brick Cinema are Lead Instrument and a Ton of Layered Beautiful Pads. And I have zero idea whey they get their pads from. I've got a feeling they're starting off life as presets because I keep hearing different composers (other than the above) useing sounds that seem perilously similar. But presets on What!?! I keep downloading demos and can't find anything that sounds like their sounds. so I flat don't know what to buy. Yet as the sounds are all similar, they must know... Here's a couple of links so you can hear the kinda sounds I'm after (YouTube links)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txQ6t4yPIM0 That's Yellow Brick Cinema, this one's pad central and I'd LOVE to know what pad has presets like/similar to/tweakable into sounds like that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waldWijiQDs Karunesh, go to about 3-4 minutes in and you'll hear the Standard Karunesh Pad Sound, he uses it on most of his pieces.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CJOyluu94w&list=PL13F064818632D435 Medwyn Goodall, his pad sounds similar to Karunesh's but he uses/layers others on it in other tracks so I'm wondering if it's the same mysterious synth preset Karunesh uses (on what synth!?!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnmRy47ytS8&list=PLod-ZeVN9XlAWc_2u7uZHl2U3P04brzIL Deuter again great backing sounds but I've no idea where he or any of the above are getting them from.
I KNOW I'm gonna get everyone saying 'But they're so EASY. There's LOADS of freebie/cheap synths that can do those things...) IF there are, and I get one you tell me to get, can I come back for a little advice on tweaking? Ghastly-but-true story to finish - heard Gladiator by Tone2 and LOVED it, so I bought it. Great sounds - BUT - you can't midi-control volume/velocity, the thing seems to be EQ proof (How is that possible? Ask Tone2) and I can't even map controllers to it cos it doesn't have MIDI learn and all its CC numbers are non-standard, so Tone2 have told me. So all these sounds and they're unusable with my DAW, anyway (Quick Score Elite Level 2)
Why presets? I'll happily own up - I know the theory of sound design, I also know the theory of flying a jet plane, I wouldn't advise you to let me within a mile of either cos my practical technique sucks footballs throiugh a straw. Would love a bunch of decent presets that are MIDI Controllable/EQ'able (unlike Gladiator) so I can drop 'em in as backing sounds!