Ah, your ears are deceiving you my friend. There’s no Padshop on Enduring Dark anywhere. If you’re talking about the main riff, it’s a Halion program called ‘All The Lovers’, mixed with a little bit of ‘Acid Junkies’ to thicken it. Don’t suppose you can remember which Padshop program you thought it was…? Might be useful to me later if it sounds similar.
The piano on Enduring Dark, and Fork in the Road, is Halions ‘Bright Acoustic Piano’, but they’re slightly different. On Enduring Dark I’ve got the studio EQ on it, with a preset called ‘Basic Bd’. No idea what it’s actually meant to be for (I thought maybe Bd was for Bass Drum…?), but it, along with a Roomworks insert on it, seemed to bring the best out in that sound.
On Fork in the Road though it’s got reverb and delay sends (pre fader), no studio EQ preset this time, a mono to stereo insert, and it’s also going through the AmpSimulator insert (American Clean, Cabinet 2). You know how it is; whatever it takes to get the sound to work in the mix and sound the way you want it.
And thanks for the kind words. If there’s anything else you want to know about it all I still check back here every few days or so.