Build A Track Entirely In Absynth Pt 1 - Pad Design
I’m excited to announce that we are going to make a track entirely in Absynth 5, welcome to the first part where we design a pad sound!
To kick things off in our “Make A Track Entirely In Absynth” series, we are going to make a pad sound. This will be the foundation of our song. The chords and the “vibe” of the song are very important here,
so spend some time on this!
The pad sound that I am making in the video is pretty basic, we take a triangle wave and do some pitch modulation first, we send this through a filter and open up two more oscillators.
In the second oscillator we use a basic sine wave to beef up the sound a little and in the third oscillator we open the Vox_fem1 preset wave, this will add some warmth and “emotion” to the sound.
On the FX page we choose the Aetherizer, simply because it’s an awesome effect!
In the end I change things up a little and I decide to use just the wet sound of the Aetherizer effect and completely mute the dry sound, we then transpose the Aetherizer down by 2 octaves (24 semitones) to make it deep and low.
Now we have a solid foundation for our song, we know what the chords are like and we have a basic idea of what the vibe will be, check back next week when we are going to add a new melody and some basic drums to finnish the intro section!