Dear Anyone.

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!

Yours hopefullly

Chris.

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  • Thanks, Chris - another synth. firm I've never heard of  (and I thought I'd Googled pretty well!)

    I'm over there right when I finishe typing this.

    Thanks again - I'll write a toon using them every bit as bad as the one I uploaded here (AARGH!!)

    Yours melodiously

    Chris.

  • Forgot to mention, if you Google around there are other presets available.

    For example:

    http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2013/04/25/bpb-zebralette-freepack/

    I don't know if there's anything actually useful in that freepack, but it was on the first page of the search results.

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