Electronica With NI Massive – Learn about programming synths, sound design, drum design and beat creation!

Having the opportunity to see someone else’s workflow in song creation can be priceless!

In this 4 part mini series, we learn how to design sounds, make drums and sequence with NI Massive for the electronica genre (think Warp Records).

This series looks at using Massive to make many different sound types – it’s a very versatile synth!

These videos explore some ideas and methods that are easy to implement with this powerhouse synth and hopefully sheds a little light on some things you can do differently to help improve your instruments and your sound design sessions within Massive.

Thanks for the awesome tutorial. Organized, to the point, beautifully explanatory.

Andres Leguizamon


Keys, Production, Drums and Synth Sequencing

Videos 1 and 2 of this mini series on designing Electonica in NI Massive focus on how to create a vibrant Electronica Key sound – A three Oscillator sound thats envelope has been shaped to near perfection. We also look at how to create a drum and synth sequence using Massive. This sound is deep! You’ll learn:

  • How to use modulation when designing a sound
  • Using tools such as external filters and compressors to bring your sound to life
  • Which wavetables to use when designing these kinds of sounds
  • Use Massive to make snares, hats and kicks
  • Programming chords in one instance of Massive (no keybaord needed!)

Arp’s, Drums and Beat Sequences

In videos 3 and 4 we’re looking at using the drum sounds you made earlier and creating a beat! You’ll also be adding an arp and a bass sequence.You’ll learn:

  • Which modulators to use to create your own beats
  • Using Massive’s effects to bring your beat to life
  • Using multiple modulators in one instance of Massive for complex patterns
  • How to add a bassline pattern to your beat
  • Which effects to use to glue everything together!

Micro Series for Massive

Massive’s strength is the incredible variety of tools at your disposal to bend, shape and sculpt sound.

As in many things in life, Massive’s strength is also its weakness.

There are almost TOO MANY choices in Massive. Even experienced producers can get stuck deciding which path to take…

That’s why our Massive micro courses are so valuable. In under an hour you’ll learn the building blocks of sound design in Massive.

We enlisted the help of ace sound designer Jonny Strinati to teach this course.

Jonny is a veteran sound designer with experience producing sample libraries like “Tech House Sessions and “Deep House: NI Massive,” both of which hit #4 in the sales charts at major sample sites.

His original productions have been showcased or licensed by major players like Sony Playstation, MTV, Ministry of Sound and BBC Radio 1.

In other words, you are in the hands of a pro.

And this Electronica In Massive has been yet another great series by Jonny Strinati, who always delivers clear and concise lessons that are easily understood regardless of experience level with synthesis. Jump into this lesson now and improve your music today!

” Epic Bro… Simply Epic…

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