I'm currently doing a music production degree and though I know a lot about synthesizers, i'm still trying to get my head around synth pads which have always been interesting to try and recreate.
Now, here's my question, I took a listen to the soundtrack to Final Fantasy XIII and listened to the "Game Over" track in particular. I really like the opening and overlying texture of the (what I assume to be) synth pad in the track. So I was wondering how I could go about recreating it?
I thought i'd be cool if I could use a similar ambient, dark toned part in my composition as its just the sort of sound i've been looking for. However, with this particular synth pad, i'm stuck on where to start in terms of recreating it. I have no idea what the base sound is and only a few ideas as to what has been done to craft this dark toned pad. Masashi Hamauzu did similar stuff in the Dirge of Cerberus soundtrack and i'd really like to find out how he achieves such rich pads.
I'm still stuck, hence coming here for help and would be very appreciative of any advice anyone can offer.
Btw, i'm using the following: Macbook Pro 17" (4GB Ram), Logic Studio 9, EWQLSO Gold, GPO, Omnisphere