Ott, Can't wait for your new album... Getting quite excited.
Do you have any tips for making your awesome pads. What do you use and what processes etc. Whenever I make pads they just sound rubbish, so generally i prefer to leave them out, even though on the odd occasion when they come up well I think they sound great, and soften the whole piece. Any broad spectrum tips on them would be greatly appreciated.
Watch the low end - pads can muddy things up really quickly if you're not careful and rarely need anything below 250Hz.
They can carry quite a bit of energy too so judicious levelling is essential. I will generally use a low ratio [2:1] low threshold compressor with a slowish attack and release to control the RMS level and make sure things don't get too swampy.
Width is important too and I use a bit of M/S processing to keep them out of the [usually crowded] middle.
In this quite dated now, but fantastic performance on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4s46rKglI0 What are you doing with the two kaos pads. Seems like they are the ones making that kind of delayed laser sound that is quite typical of your productions. What exactly is that, sound and effect that you are using, and how are they linked?Ott responded on 08/13/2015 Next question
Hi!Ott responded on 08/13/2015