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1O TIPS for better synth pads

1 Attack, attack

Pad sounds can be most simply created using the amp envelope on your chosen synth. If you have a great sound that you want to pad out, it’s usually a case of increasing the attack and sustain times to lengthen the time a sound comes in and stays around. So if you have a great sound that you want to make into a pad, simply play with the ADSR. Pads are easier than you might think.

2 Examine the waves

Wavetable synths are massive (and indeed Massive) at

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