Arctic Pad

Hardware synth patches passed through cassette tape....

The story

I tried to take inspiration from the ambient music scene and from musicians that use casette players and tape loops to create an evocative, warm instrument.

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  • Beautiful

    A dreamy pad with a tiny bit of pitch drift. Instantly loved it.

    android61506 November 2021
  • Just what I needed...

    Been working on a piece of music for a few days, and didn't really like the sound of a lead part in it... Your patch fits perfectly! Cuts through the mix without having to tweak anything, plus I absolutely love the sound, no swells, but a perfect attack. Thank you so much for this one!

    Kobe Cannière29 October 2021
  • Cassette tape pads... You really can't have enough of them...

    The OPZ layer is fantastic and has a wonderful undulating quality in the sound. Having the knobs on the GUI is a nice touch and allows the user to map them to a midi controller as they please, so they can fade between the layers to create some really nice textures. I would have loved this library to take advantage of the MW vibrato. But that's something the user can set up themselves. I'd also recommend turning off the Kontakt reverb and adding your own plugin. Really nice work!

    R.Treves29 October 2021
  • Increase Attack

    Overall this is a really nice chilling ambient pad sound with nice tape modulation happening within it. It's not extremely interesting but i could still see myself using this one. The sound is very full and warbly. Its pretty noisy but i don't mind this. I think the knobs on the GUI could be more interesting and clearly labeled and i also wish there was an attack slider on the GUI. This isn't a big deal as i just went into the sample editor and raised the attack but it would be more accessible for beginners to put it right on the GUI. I felt the attack was too sudden. Overall nice instrument.

    septemberwalk29 October 2021
  • A lovely blend of pads!

    While the patch is very barebones, I find that the default envelope very well set that fits my playstyle near perfectly. In short, you will find a patch that includes two sounds, and you can mix them together however you want with the two knobs included. If you are off to a more lo-fi feel, the Opz is definitely on the noisy side to assist you with that. The op1 offers a much warmer and cleaner sound, so it is up to you to play with those two and see what will fit better in your compositions.

    Alex Raptakis30 October 2021
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