Making The Chorus Bigger: Put A Pad On It

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In our new series Making The Chorus Bigger we will examine numerous
ways to get your chorus to get to the size you want it to be. We will
examine the many tricks that can be utilized to make this happen.

One of the the best ways to give a chorus some ambiance and size at the same time is to put a synth pad on it. Whether using a complex pad or a traditional polysynth string, these pads can give a chorus texture and make the chord changes sound stronger. The best strategy is to find an octave that is under represented in the song and voice the octave in this range while sustaining the chord changes.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Luismasco

    Dude, where can I download the Juno 106 Emulator? I have the physical counterpart, but the original sounds are missing and one voice chip is dead, I whould like to try the VST and use it via Midi …any help whould  be very appreciated..