Your favorite "go to" patches


Pianist, Composer & Arranger
My bare bones, sketching template has Light and Sound's Concert Grand paired with Steinberg's "Warmth Pad" from Padshop (just audible in the background). I also love CSS's Ensemble Patch for string noodles.
Light and Sound's Concert Grand has a raw character that is great for just sketching ideas I find. A very clear tone that doesn't get muddy with dense chords, so it allows me to hear chordal voicing which is helpful when developing the idea with other instrumentation.


Active Member
The “Init” patch.:sneaky: Oddly, it’s on most of my vst instruments. (Only MOSTLY being a smart ass). I like to roll my own patches. Also,Long Flautando from Spitfire Symphonic Strings and the Ensemble String patch from Tundra.

Bluemount Score

Senior Member
Big fan of the Albion Staccato/Spiccato string patches.
I like the sound as well, last time I checked it just irritated me that the high strings (therefore mostly violins) sounded too centered, even a bit on the right?
I have to go back and check the panning of the whole patch...