Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

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Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:03 pm

I am looking to create some pads of ambience sounds. Which is the best app to do that? I was looking at Zeeon, is that a good one?
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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by Gary » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:37 pm

LayR is pretty cool but its a bit of a repurce hog. Also Audiokit stuff!

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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by Espiegel123 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:36 pm

jrech wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:03 pm
I am looking to create some pads of ambience sounds. Which is the best app to do that? I was looking at Zeeon, is that a good one?
There are so many synths good for pads. I’d check out YouTube videos of LayR, Zeeon, Sunrizer, Synthmaster One (or SynthMaster Player if you don’t like to make patches), Volt, Factory, Kauldron, Kaspar...and there are lots more that sound great.

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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by cliveluis » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:20 am

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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:17 am

Thanks for the help. I got zeeon and Kauldron to start out with. Layr looked good but no New Years sale. I am sure I will add more to the list as I use them more.
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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by Espiegel123 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:33 am

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Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:17 am
Thanks for the help. I got zeeon and Kauldron to start out with. Layr looked good but no New Years sale. I am sure I will add more to the list as I use them more.
Synthmaster One is half price for a day or two more.

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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:36 pm

Synth master one looks and sounds pretty cool. I am adding it to my collection. Good call. Thank you.
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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:24 am

I just added KASPAR into my box of goodies. I found some free patches for it. I also got Magellan while I was at it. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:30 pm

How is layr? It looks like it could be a beast of an app. I might get that one if I get some good comments on it.
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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by Espiegel123 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:25 pm

jrech wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:30 pm
How is layr? It looks like it could be a beast of an app. I might get that one if I get some good comments on it.
Check out this demo of some sounds from one of the LayR banks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daHSaylgfgw

For me, LayR is best-in-class type synth. Despite what folks often say, it is not an inherently processor-intensive synth -- but it lets you create patches with lots and lots of oscillators. If you have a lot of layers (oscillators and filters) then those patches may use a lot of CPU -- but those patches are often the equivalent of running many poly synths at once.

It does have a learning curve if one is going to program one's own sounds. The learning curve is not steep if one understands how subtractive synths work and one is willing to spend 30-60 minutes reading through the well-written manual.

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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:06 am

The video is awesome. I think I am going to add it to my collection. You have slot of great ideas. Thank you for your help.
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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:59 pm

I added layr to my arsenal. Any ideas on Animoog or mini Moog model d? They look like they might have some interesting things about them too.
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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by Espiegel123 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:25 pm

jrech wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:59 pm
I added layr to my arsenal. Any ideas on Animoog or mini Moog model d? They look like they might have some interesting things about them too.
They are both great and very different. Mood Model D is a high-quality implementation of the classic minimoog. A very good traditional subtractive synth. Animoog is essentially a wavetable synth and has a very cool keyboard that lets you map a controller to vertical position on the keys -- somewhat like an mpe keyboard.

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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:07 am

Cool, thank you. I am going to add them to my catalog. If you have any others just let me know.
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Re: Best app for creating ambience or pad sounds?

Post by jrech » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:47 pm

How are the expansion packs for the Animoog and Minimoog? Are they worth getting?
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