CL-Projects Neutron Pad Synthesizer Review


Hey what’s good fam!

Got another product from CL-Projects to show you, this one is dedicated to pads and atmospheres.

It’s the Neutron Pad Synthesizer for Kontakt.

Let’s check it!

So what is the Neutron Pad Synthesizer?

neutron_pad_synthIt’s a Kontakt instruments dedicated to being a powerful pad synthesizer.

It’s a dual layer, or dual oscillator synth with plenty of knobs and control over the sound.

You can mix and match different sound sources using the 2 oscillators, and even activate the arp to add movement.

Of course it has an lfo, amp and pitch envelopes, filter, filter envelopes, and fx, pretty much everything you need to tweak your sound.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderWell, as you’d expect, there’s some very lush pads and atmospheres in here, but what you may NOT expect, is the other sounds you get.

In addition to the pads, there’s brass, strings, leads, synths, and even a few bass sounds.

The point is, while this instrument and it’s presets were geared towards pad sounds, you can really get many different types of synth sounds thanks to the flexible interface.

I didn’t find any issues with the recording quality or samples, and though some of the sounds may have had a bit too much release or reverb for my taste, that is nothing more than a quick knob turn away.

Overall there’s definitely some good sounds to be had.

So what’s the bottom line?

Sometimes the very thing you need to inspire or spark your creativity is a collection of new sounds.

Thankfully there are indy developers out there making great instruments that don’t have to break the bank, making quality content available to anyone no matter the budget.

4subsI give the Neutron Pad Synthesizer 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a straight forward instrument that delivers exactly what’s promised, and a little bit more. 

I like the inclusion of the “other” sounds, I think it just makes the instrument even more versatile and useful.

In the end, there were definitely some great pads and atmospheric type sounds as expected, but I also found some really nice lead and string instruments too.

Definitely something to check out if you’re in the market for some new instruments, just make sure you’re using the full version of Kontakt, as this is not a player library.

Go on over and check it out:

Leave  me a comment below and let me know what you think!


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