Americana Granular Pad

Pads and textures created through manipulation of a pedal steel guitar and a fiddle....

The story

As a composer, one of my niches I specialize in is Americana and Roots music. I play a lot of those kinds of instruments but as far as Virtual Instruments I am always looking for more options. Ahem… Spitfire, how about giving it a go? On this one I blended the Pedal Steel guitar and a Fiddle playing some raw scratchy harmonics. I processed them all using some granular time stretching, reversing and various effects.The Pedal Steel is a long phrase that keeps adding new colors. You can hear it evolve when using in low registers as a single note drone. Hopefully it gives you an organic/rustic option for some pads and textures.


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  • I wish the pad had a faster attack!

    I had this instrument saved and kind of forgot about it. When I opened it I said - THIS IS JOSHUA FOR SURE! And that's a good thing, because Joshua is really consistent with his instruments in both terms of quality, emotion and character.... aaand also GUI LOL. Anyway, this still has an amazing sound, very well sampled, BUT... I feel that the attack is way too slow, and I can't find a way to deal with it when it comes to perfoming. It will be no problem in programming though. The Fiddle harmonics patch is amazing though, and the multi that combines both of them is even better!

    Alex Raptakis18 October 2021
  • Organic and warm pad!

    Absolutely beautiful. It has such an organic atmosphere and the sound is very inspiring!!! I am sure I will be using this a lot going forward.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Ambience with some depth

    Another great one from Joshua. Great for sitting underneath other tracks or for interesting ambience. I like adding a controllable low pass filter to this one

    Jim Sanger15 October 2021
  • Instant Mood

    This is a pad that is basically really good at one thing, creating an ambience for a something to sit in. And it does that super well. I'd say it's difficult to play it in any other way than exactly as intended. But it's haunting, intriguing.. it's nice.

    ryan weeks14 October 2021