How to make a Vocal Pad

//How to make a Vocal Pad

How to make a Vocal Pad

Today we are talking about a really cool topic: How to make pads using vocals. This technique is usually called blurring your vocals, but we are just going to call it pads.
So lets get in to making your very own original vocal pad:

  • Load up your vocal
  • Click on it in the channel rack
  • Right click on the vocal waveform (which will lead you in to a plugin called Edison.




Once you are in Edison you will have to delete unnecessary parts of the vocal. Delete all of the emptiness that the vocal may have.


fl studio screenshot - edison plugin


Next step would be to drag your vocal sample in to a built in plugin called Newtone. You can do that by dragging the little mouse cursor icon on the top right of Edison.


fl studio screenshot - newtone plugin


Once you are in Newtone. Hold down CTRL + A on your keyboard and click on the C5 note in Newtone. This will make the sample in one pitch and will help a lot when it comes down to chords and melodies.

Now lets drag this sample back in to Edison and make it finally sound like a pad.


fl studio screenshot - edison plugin vocal pad


Make sure to select everything CTRL + A, then click on the blur tool which looks like a water drop. In the pop up menu you don’t need to adjust anything, so just click accept. If you have done everything correctly, your vocal should sound extremely reverbed.

Ok, on to the final step… Drag your sample into a plugin called Fruity Granulizer. That’s it! Now you have your own unique and original sounding vocal pad that you can use for your music production. If you want to keep reusing it, don’t forget to save it as a preset. You can do that by clicking plugin options – save preset as.


fl studio screenshot - save preset

Don’t forget, that you can use Fruity Granulizer for many more things like sampling. You can pretty much record any sound and drag it in to Granulizer. Granulizer will perfectly adjust the sample and make it playable on every note possible. So you can be even more original by recording random sounds around your environment. Just make sure you put the sample in to Newtone first and do all of the steps we did to make the sample stay on one note.


Thanks for tuning in!

Thank you for reading and/or watching. I hope this post was helpful and informative for you and don’t forget to leave me some feedback below in the comments. Can’t wait to hear what you think about this tutorial!

By | 2020-08-31T11:39:50+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Music Production|0 Comments

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