Seven Quick Steps to Creating a Quick Warm Pad in Thor

What are pads anyway? You probably know them as the droning quarter note, half note, whole note progressions you'll hear low in the background of slower songs to fill up more space. You may have heard  

What are pads anyway? You probably know them as the droning quarter note, half note, whole note progressions you'll hear low in the background of slower songs to fill up more space. You may have heard them at the front of a Roxy Music ballad as well. Wherever you've come across them, you must know that they are handy to have, and are great for creating depth in your sparse mixes that are longing for that extra... something.

Thor is masterful for this, and in this quick tip, I'm going to show you how to create a wonderfully lush warm pad in Reason's Thor with very little effort. If you're struggling with a track that has a lot of empty space that's really uncomfortable, give this a try with a few sustained notes!


01 - Initialize Thor

When you first launch Thor, you may have a patch pre-loaded in to Thor because of a setting in Reason's Preferences called, 'Load Default Sounds in New Device'

Sound Designer, Musician, Author... G.W. Childs has worn many hats. Beginning in the U.S. Army back in 1991, at the age of 18, G.W. began learning electronics, communications and then ultimately audio and video editing from the Department of Defense. Upon leaving the military G.W. went on to work for many exciting companies like Lu... Read More

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