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'