After listening to a number of NI (Native Instruments) synth patches on their official website, it got me curious as to how they sculpt their sounds to feel so distant, but yet present and full (if that makes any sense)?
Often times, if I try to make my own with a reverb Send-FX (or Insert-FX even), it can flood the track way too easily or washes-up the chords too much. For example, if I play keys from a totally different chords, it doesn't always harmonically blend nicely with the previous chord's Reverb "residues".
Is there no way to avoid using Reverb units for this? Or is this type of sound achieved by also using the ADSR (Attack / Decay / Sustain / Release) for the Amplitude and/or Filter?
I don't have the above mentioned software / patches - so it is very hard for me to see how the NI team done it themselves, but I would think there's a few general tricks that can serve as a guide to achieve this in any Sound Generating software out there (ex: Reason, Ableton Live, FL Studio, etc).
EDIT 1: Here's a link to the Absynth 5 instrument from NI. You can click the 4th link (the Demo tracks) in their right-pane navigation. (Flash Player required)