Klevgrand's latest synth can create "thriving and organic" pad sounds

At the risk of stating the obvious, allow us to inform you that Klevgrand's new Pads instruments specialises in the creation of "thriving and organic" pad sounds.

It comprises a wavetable synth with a noise/grain generator and a high-cut filter. There's also a 'wobbler', which detunes the waveforms and creates inconsistencies to bring a kind of 'analogue unpredictably' to proceedings.

As usual with Klevgrand, this is an iOS and plugin instrument. On the desktop side, Pads is compatible with PC and Mac and runs in VST/AU formats.

The iOS version is available on the Apple App Store priced at £3.99/$4.99, and the desktop version can be purchased from the Klevgrand website for $12.99. These are introductory prices.

Klevgrand Pads features

  • Filter, Attack and Volume can be modulated by velocity
  • Controllable grit/grain level, sampled from a real hammond organ with a broken tone wheel
  • Controllable wobble factor that adds analogue unpredictability
  • 30 handcrafted presets created by professional musicians
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.