There is no music genre connected to Massive more than dubstep. The top dubstep producers count on Massive to help create their signature sounds.

The reason they rely on Massive is its innate ability to create the screams, growls, and screeches so unique to dubstep. This is partially due its modular structure, as well as the speed a producer can set up complex routing and effects chains.
Massive has many options and possibilities. It can be a little overwhelming at first. This series of 6 videos is like having a pro producer as an on-call coach, ready to assist your learning in an instant.

I would like to thank you. I am in the military and am actually getting ready to leave on my second tour overseas. I recently started getting back into producing after a couple years of not doing it. has literally helped me learn a great deal about sound design. The dubstep video…. FLAWLESS and a very helpful video.

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Since the early days of electronic music unique stab bass sounds have been an important part of electronic music. In this video you will learn:

  • Which core wavetables are used repeatedly in dubstep (And how they can be used to quickly shape thousands of new sounds.)
  • A new way to enrich the harmonic content of a patch.
  • The critical role of gates and when to apply them.
  • An easy way to get the most out of Massive’s “Saturn Rings.”
  • Two mistakes to avoid when using LFO’s to animate a cutoff’s movement.
  • How to use monophonic slides to create gorgeous harmonic changes within the same bar.
  • How to add voices and decide whether to use monophonic or polyphonic.
  • The fastest way to choose which modulation oscillator feature carries to all other oscillators.
  • How to use monophonic slides to create gorgeous harmonic changes within the same bar.


If there is one bass sound that we get asked about more than any other, it’s the wobble bass. The trick is to produce the core sound while adding personal touches that set your sound apart. In this video you will discover:

  • How to blend intensity and pitch controls for unheard of sounds.
  • The best way to keep phase notes low to prevent squelchiness.
  • How to use bright noise to add air and space.
  • How and when to best utilize the Scream filter.
  • How to use LFO sine waves to add movement and character to the basic wobble sound.
  • How to use pitch on a comb filter to get add a wavy, spacey effect to the wobble
  • Here’s the best way to get a great sounding bass: use frequency splitting, making sure each harmonic range has its own loudness, effects and stereo image.
  • How to use pitch on a comb filter to get add a wavy, spacey effect to the wobble.


The heart and soul of dubstep is skeleton-shaking bass. Massive is able to create new and innovative basslines limited only by your imagination. One listen to tracks like Flux Pavilion’s “Bass Cannon” or Datsik’s “Swagga” tells you everything you need to know about the range and power of NI Massive.

The trick is to know how to unleash that power. Our brand spankin’ new video course, “Fundamental Sounds of Dubstep: Dubstep Bass” is designed to do just that. Over an hour of solid instruction from Leisure-B and Thor Limited take you on a journey deep into the heart of Massive, and bring you back with new skills and insights.

This innovative 6-part course creates a completely original dubstep arrangement from scratch using Massive to build all the bass and lead sounds.

Why not just adapt presets already in Massive? The problem with presets is that trying to deconstruct an existing preset is extremely difficult due to the high amount of routing and modulation.

The best way to learn Massive is by gaining the skills to create sounds from scratch. Leisure-B shows you exactly which oscillator, routing and effect settings to use to make unique sounds that sit perfectly in the mix.

Will you become the next dubstep star? Everything is possible. But our goal is more modest. We want to give you the building blocks on which you can continue to experiment, both with Massive and your entire arsenal of digital music production software.


In this video we move on to put together a Riser Bass and take a closer look at Massive’s envelopes. Whether vocal or instrumental, a riser is an important part of electronic music. They add tension in critical sections and set up the perfect drop.

  • How to modulate parameters that are critical to breakdowns and risers without using portamento or glide.
  • Why you should set up 2 oscillators and how to get a consistent harmonic difference between them.
  • Little mistakes to avoid when setting envelopes to modulate the pitch over extreme attack and decay settings.
  • How to use ring-modulation to add zest to an envelope pattern.
  • The dirty little procedure that creates maximum sound presence with a full selection of voices.
  • An amazing little adjustment that cuts low rumble problems during extreme risers.


After the Wobble Bass, the Yoi Bass is probably the most requested technique. While different sounds come and go in electronic music, the Yoi Bass has been popular in Dubstep for several years now. In this video you will discover:

  • How to manipulate waveforms to emulate speech.
  • A new way to find the “sweet spot” for oscillator start points.
  • Why the Performer is considered essential to take your modulation to the limit without using your DAW’s automation options.
  • The single most important part of creating a vocaloid synth that will change your productions forever.
  • A quick way to create custom modulation with different curves on the Performer grid.
  • How the wavetable position affects the overall sound.
  • How to crank up the multiple parameters to get a nice dirty vibe.


Killer bass is critical to the success of your dubstep tracks. In some genres, an average bass can be carried by solid drums and a great melody. For dubstep tunes, many times the bass is the core of the track. The other elements are just wrapped around it.

That’s why it is important to understand what Massive can do for you from the inside out. Every second you spend familiarizing yourself with the shortcuts and techniques you learn in these videos is time well spent.

Once you’ve built a solid foundation, the real fun begins. Experimenting with routing, monophonic and polyphonic sounds, layered bars and any number of other possible tweaks can be a real joy.

Some artists say they just experiment until the right sound “reveals itself” to them. That’s getting a little new-agey for our taste, but we understand the sentiment.
When you stumble upon just the right amount of effect or the exact right mix, the feeling is electric.