Piano: A two layer piano: The first layer covers the entire keyboard and uses a dark, subdued piano sound with moderate compression and reverb. The second layer is in the top portion of the keyboard and uses another dark piano transposed 1 octave up. Raising the mod wheel adds the extra octave. The “ValhallaR” reverb plugin uses a large room reverb with a pre-delay of 10ms and a decay of 3s. The piano will work well with any reverb with similar settings.
Huge Pad: A three layer synth. The first layer covers the entire keyboard and uses a dark, ambient water, synth pad. Raising the mod wheel opens the cutoff filter and adds octave harmonics for a shimmery, ethereal sound. The second layer covers the entire keyboard and uses a rich strings pad with light reverb. The third layer covers the bottom portion of the keyboard (C#-3 and down) uses a gritty, aggressive, bass synth.