I have a question. How many pads do you use in ambient/ orchestral compositions, so that the structure is not thin but not cluttered? Normally I use one pad with a chord progression, one low pad (with bass notes in octaves), one low pulsating pad, if I want some rhythm. Also I may use high pad or high strings ( usually a one note counter melody to support the main melody. What do you use? Then, if it is a score is one - two pads enough?