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In Music: A wash of sound used to create a harmonic background or atmosphere often with long sustains. Regularly created by synthesisers, but can also be used in the context of a collection of instruments that can create held notes.
"The introduction could do with a mellow pad to start the mood of the piece."

"The pads in that track are a bit cheesy..."

"...I love that section where the harmonium holds a pad"

"The string pad at the end gives me goosebumps every time"
by sphygmus May 29, 2012

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