3 Pro NI Massive Tips For A Cleaner Mix
In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works will show you some tips and tricks that will help make your Massive sounds fit in the mix better.
I think most Massive users would agree that some presets sound great on their own, but once you try to use them in the context of a song, they start to sound weak and small. This tutorial is all about getting your Massive sounds fit in the mix.
First, you always need to be thinking how should a certain sound sit in a mix. What type of sound is it? Each type of sound, bass, lead, pad, pluck etc will require different tricks to get them to sit in the mix.
One of my favorite tricks is to modulate the Amp of the Noise oscillator with an envelope. It can’t be any envelope. Rather, you should try and make a custom shape that fits the context of your sound. So for a pluck preset, I would create an Envelope that has a short attack and quick decay time with little to no level. This will add noise to just the attack of the note!
Under the voicing tab, there is a feature called Pan Position. It’s a really cool tool for getting your Massive sounds fit in the mix by spreading out the sound over the stereo field. Modulating the Pan Position with an Envelope will give you a lot of control over just what part of the sound (the attack, decay sustain etc.) is being spread out.
Finally, using two envelopes to modulate the pan in the Amp section left and right can really help make your Massive sounds fit in the mix.
Check out the video to hear how these tips will make your Massive sounds fit in the mix!
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