NI Massive Tutorial – DnB Bass Using Stepper and Performer

NI Massive Tutorial - DnB Bass Using Stepper and Performer

hi there welcome back to adsr massive tutorials in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make that DMV base we have play in there utilizing all four modulator z' here the green modulator is so lfos performers and steppers also going to be looking at the routing section and various different effects and just how we put this sound together the the MIDI that we have play in there very straightforward it's just a sustained g2 note with a little bit programming and some pitch Bend I'm also going to discuss how I created this sub layer to the bass sound once I initially created that kind of mid-range DMV bass so there's you can download everything we've used in this project the logic file the logic project the massive patches and then I've used a DB double beat that's one of the logic Apple loops that comes bundled with Logic Pro X so you could load this kind of loop I've got here you could load it up exactly as it is in logic if you have logic so there's a link on the screen to download all of that stuff on there let's go ahead and start recreating this massive patch here so let's just solo this up and a little bit of channel EQ tailor off and let's just create a new sound in here so for starters I'm just going to loop this first kind of MIDI region we have here and I just want to get a really nice solid kind of bass tone together so I'm going to use two strontium wave tables and I'll select one and oscillator two so I select one strontium we're told position about halfway and we can change the mode to bet – plus bring the intensity down a little bit and let's bring the pitch down by one octave nice kind of fat based tone and oscillate – turn that on and again strontium in the word tail position – similar kind of place there I'm just gonna I'm going to leave this in spectra mode the intensity on full bring it the pitch down by one octave and those two wavetables isolators a kind of compliment in each other reinforcing each other really and I'll say it free I'm going to go for the duck organ wavetable and I'm going to bring the pitch down by one or two and again I'm going to go to bed – plus mode but tightly intensity to about 3/4 waiter is a Shinto just past halfway I know it's putting a sound together the weight opposition moving that sounds pretty cool so I'm going to come back and modulate that in a sec so let's move to this oscillator section now check the restart via gate so tree triggers all the oscillator phases and you can play around with these if you want it kind of sounds pretty solid with them all lined up like that so with that setup let's get into some modulation so I'm going to start off here actually going to go to this envelope forward to sharpen up the attack trigger zero reset on the envelope under this first LFO slot here I'm going to use a stepper here and I'm going to use this to modulate the weight up position of the dock organ in oscillator free so click and drag the crosshair from this stepper over to the first modulation box in this way tail position click and drag up to apply that modulation and let's set up this stepper sync it 1 over 16 maybe even activate it snap to grid and we can just play around with a couple of steps here getting a bit of rhythm going so that sounded pretty cool bit of a rhythm on that oscillate free just moving that wave to a position kind of all the way around the back again let's take it one step further and look at this filter section now so in filter one I'm going to go for a scream filter it's a quite nice filter it brings a bit of distortion into the sound so especially with high kind of resonance values high scream and resonance values can get quite at this story sound so I'm gonna bring the cutoff to just past halfway there scream I'm going to bring them down to about third and the resonance tube out just past their court the way up for starters I'm going to modulate this cutoff frequency here with this this o LFO a second LFO here so click and drag the crosshair this LFO court frequency click and drag up to apply full amount on modulation and let's set up this LFO let's sync it and if you actually take the ratio to something like 3 over 16 you get that kind of like triplet effect on the LFO sounds pretty cool and we can also play around with this X fade curve here and although we've got the option of mixing between a sine wave for this LFO or a sawtooth wave should get a lot more options if I click that that kind of drop down menu there so I'm going to go for bending 9 because this has a really interesting kind of shape just play around with the start and end points of it and it's just got you know quite a unique sort of like shape on the sound now blend the sine wave back in try that that's kind of working with the beat so that's sounding pretty cool let's go back to massive here and then let's look at this resonance here let's modulate that as well so another elephone in here it's going to be stays in the LFO rather than changing it to perform one stepper sink it and ratio can be 1 over 16 and then click and drag the crosshair this LFO to the resonance and a click and drag up it's just a bit of extra movement on that kind of resonance control the cool way to exaggerate that would be to go to this EQ here something you can do with these mid-range bases to add a little bit of movement in the top end is modulate the high shelf here so I'm going to use this same LFO to modulate this high shelf so just an extra little bit of kind of like fizz in the top end of the sound and there let's set up these filters slightly differently here so I'm going to change it into the mode into serial mode and bring the mix down to mix to and bring the volume of fill to ups and now that the sound is passing through both filters and then then to the output and so in filter – I'm going to select add a filter take the resinous right down and modulate sound even further using this final LFO slot here change this to a performer click and drag across hair this performer to the cutoff frequency the first modulation slot on the cot frequency fill to click and drag up and then let's set this performer ratio 1 over 8 bring the X phone curve x-ray sequence to the top and let's load a few different curves in here and you could just play around with this until you sort of found a rhythm that you really liked this is how I had it set up so just by clicking on these curves and then clicking on the performer step I'm uploading a curve into that step there what is quite nice rhythm going let's actually move over here it's a bass sound so mono rotate or monophonic that's sounding pretty cool and there let's actually go and start setting up some effects on the side just to drive the sound a little bit just to beef it up a little bit so Classen tube will be good here driving it quite nicely and this dimension expander is just going to give it a bit more debt muster down here keep referencing it with a beat and there one thing over in the oscillator section we've had some pitch bend on the sound so for that pitch Bend to actually kind of be active or to be as Extreme as we've got it here I need to check the pitch Bend up and down here to plus 24 minus 24 so when you pitch Bend any kind of MIDI pitch Bend stuff you do it's going to be a lot more extreme so you get those extreme pitch Bend effects Taylor glide off and then let's move and look at the effects a bit more so we set up these effects here if X 1 & 2 insert 1 I'm going to have an S shaper and solo this sound up again and it's kind of important really if you're doing quite extreme distortion effects to play around with the insert so I have the drive quite high the dry went quite high and then just it's kind of too much they're probably on them so if I set before Phil 1 the sound you come on it helps the tone it shapes it really nicely that's prevent inside at the sign shaper inside after Phil 1 that's obviously inside before quite nice what it does to the character of the sound and then insert two I'm also going to have an effect here sample-and-hold and insert this after both of the filters here take the pitch right up though and again it's just helping it's just a bit of sizzle on the tough end let's weave it off sweep it back on and the final thing I was going to do was some more movement on the EQ so now is kind of sweeping these things around the boost in the frequency we're sounding pretty cool so we could do add a little run out of lfos now but could I add an envelope to modulate the frequency of the EQ so go over to this first envelope here click and drag the crosshair this and drag it to the first modulation box and the frequency here in the Q section and just click and drag down and let's back off the attack here and just push up this thing trigger zero resets the envelope root triggers and something like that so now this we've got this frequency boost here and the frequency is actually going to sweep down from a high frequency to a low so you're going to kind of get a bit of a bandpass sweep going on now again just more movement it sounds quite cool on this bass sound we're just sustaining one note it's all in the movement of the bass sound really so and then yeah a little bit of programming that I put into the bass sound was just them sort of look at this just drop the MIDI up a little bit there and then added that pitch band so that sounded pretty cool is maybe a bass feel I've added a channel EQ I've just rolled off about 120 Hertz we've just kind of done a low frequency roll-off because then I included to beef up the sound a sub layer and I made this sub sound by duplicating the patch that we made there but then I muted oscillator 2 and isolated free and I converted oscillator 1 into a sine wave pitch down two octaves and I opened up the filter on filter 2 so that wasn't because I notice with the filter down like we're getting a little bit of clipping going on so I just thought it sounded a bit more kind of rhythmic with a feel to open and I've taken the damage and expander off because it can add a little bit of width stereo whip to sound dimension expander which is not what you'd want on a sub sound and then I've turned the EQ off as well so it's still got the tube on there bit Distortion I've turned the inserts off as well so it's just more of a solid clean sound really be just complements the the mid-range bass I've also had add a bit of EQ rolled off any kind of mid or high frequency on this sub so it's just focused on that kind of low-end region so it's just complimenting that mid-range bass and there you have it okay so I hope you enjoyed this tutorial hope you find it useful you can download everything we've used in the tutorial massive patch is the logic project if you have Logic Pro the MIDI files and you can download them as a link let's start the video and yeah any questions get in touch let us know if I was watching Cheers


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