Looking for dark pads

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by JeffvR, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. JeffvR

    JeffvR Active Member

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    So I'm scoring an absurdist horror film. The music will be in the direction of Utopia by Christobal Tapia De Veer, but I also need some dark influences like Suspiria by Thom Yorke and Gone Girl by Trent Reznor. Besides some sampling I'm planning to do I'm looking at String Audio's Dark Matter 2, but they also have Lightless and Monolith. Not sure which one to pick. I already have Omnisphere, Gravity and almost all Gravity packs. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Ledwick

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    spitfire's british drama toolkit is on sale atm, it isn't "synth pad dark", though it's capable of "acoustic texture dark"
     
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  3. ccarreira

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    Check Glitchmachines sound libraries, bizarre stuff. Try to test Chimera.

    https://glitchmachines.com
     
  4. ccarreira

    ccarreira Member

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    And u-he Repro with some nasty distortion. Its at 50% discount Sale at ni website.
     
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  5. Jaap

    Jaap Yes, that's an alto flute

    The whole String Audio line is indeed fantastic for it. Lightless is fantastic and also find Cinematic Textures 2 absolutely great for this.
     
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    JeffvR

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    Yes I bought this one in the sale! Awesome synth :)
     
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  7. Dandezebra

    Dandezebra Sorry for the inconvenience

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  9. freecham

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    Rigid Audio Aquiver and Padstation are great stuff (Kontakt). Samplefuel Bundle/Padmotion (Halion SE) are very good synths for dark cinematic sounds. Same with Luftrum Lunaris.
     
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  10. Not necessarily pads, but I'm doing something with a sprinkle of that utopia sound, and sound dust is a treasure trove of great instruments/samples in that style. I would look at using falcon or Alchemy etc to stretch out some samples (particularly vocals) and pitch them down lots for 'dark pads'.
     
  11. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

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    Not to be a jerk, but you mentioned that you already have Omnisphere; there are many dark pads to be found there, and there are many more from wonderful 3rd party sample sets for it.
     
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  13. Mike Fox

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    I recently picked up Aquiver. It's only $5 right now. Sounds pretty damn good too!

    http://rigid-audio.com/products_aquiver.html

    I agree with Ned though. Omnisphere already has some dark pads in it.

    Dark Matter 2 will do it all though.
     
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    JeffvR

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    Yes Omnisphere IS great for pads! But the more choice the better :). I bought Dark Matter 2 and it's really good. I'll be building a template for this film so there's no endless search for the right sounds. Thanks for all the suggestions!
     
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  15. How large is Aquiver on the HD? I can't find that information on Rigid Audio's website.
     
  16. freecham

    freecham New Member

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    395 Mo

     
  17. Dandezebra

    Dandezebra Sorry for the inconvenience

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