Pad City

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Pad City

Original price was: $99.00.Current price is: $79.00.

Pad City is a stack of 12 unique and textural pads. Each pad, starting from guitars or cellos or horns or acoustic pianos or synths, has taken a journey through guitar pedals and amps and outboard processing to give a rich analog texture to any score. Sampled on each note to ensure no doubling and pitching of a sample, this instrument is the starting point for emotion in your music.

Tech Specs

  • 4 Plugin Types: AU, AAX, VST3, and standalone app, compatible with all major DAWs. (Not currently supported by Garageband.)
  • 12 Sampled Analog Pad sounds (at 2-5 unique velocities)
  • 1,318 samples – disk space required about 2.7GB
  • Onboard Mixing faders for all Instruments

Pad City

We have been long inspired by the ethereal, by the ambient, and by sounds that change over time. That is why we decided to make Pad City, a place to go where every tone takes a journey, that evolves and mutates the longer you hold it.  The samples themselves aren’t simply an oscillator with LFO modulation, these are all unique instruments and complex layers of synths, pianos, guitars, cellos, sent thru a series of outboard effects. Hardware reverbs, delays, modulation, overdrive and shaping tools were captured in performance on each note.

No two samples are exactly the same, so chords become something new and change in different ways as you combine them. Use each as solo instruments or blend them in infinite configurations to create brand new hybrid tones.

Pad City can be used simply, one note at a time to add space and texture, or it can be used with full chords to give a thrilling depth to your mixes and scores.

Additional Tech Specs

  • 5 Per-Instrument Effects: (Pan, Width, Input Delay, EQ, Compression)
  • Global Pitch and Pan
  • Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release controls and visualizer
  • Customizable Filter (10 filter types) with Resonance and visualizer
  • Fully customizable Arpeggiator with Hold, Latch, and Midi Thru modes
    • Adjustable parameters include: Step Number, Rate, Number of octaves, Swing amount, Step Size, Keyboard split range Hi / Lo, 6 Arp patterns (up, down, up-down, down-up, random, chord), Velocity map, Note Length map, Pitch offset map
  • 5 Additional Onboard Effects: (Drive (with 8 types), Phaser, Chorus, Delay, Reverb)
  • 3 LFO’s (Gain LFO, Pitch LFO, and Filter LFO) with 6 shape options
  • 5 Portamento controls
  • All important parameters are fully automation-capable in major DAW’s
  • All important parameters are fully CC mappable
  • Over 70 presets included (user presets can be created, saved, and favorited)

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Product Walkthrough

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We build instruments that drive your creativity and nudge you towards innovation in your music. Nightfox Audio plugins are designed to let you stack up to 12 instruments to create brand new hybrid sounds within seconds, and then you can shape your tones with plenty of onboard fx so you can find inspiration quickly. All of our plugins have an arpeggiator and a melody builder that help you perform sounds you may not be able to recreate based on your skills and available instruments. These tools can unlock your creative potential so you can bring to life what’s been playing in your head.

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We build virtual instruments with character. There’s something special about the way sound waves interact with strings and wood. Real instruments have unpredictable artifacts, overtones, and harmonics, so we retained all of those nuances to bring you a tool that inspires you to create something truly unique.


At Nightfox Audio we believe virtual instruments should sound and feel like real instruments. That’s why we used the best mics and preamps, hired on the best session players, and we’ve sampled every key, string, and fret, with a full velocity range, so you have the power of a full recording studio with you wherever you go.

Philip Zach

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