5 Power Tips For NI Massive
There are countless tutorials on the internet for NI Massive.
Over the past 8 years(the first tutorial from us was July 2010!) we’ve covered a lot of ground with Massive! In fact ADSR was originally called massivesynth.com and focussed entirely on Massive tutorials.
I spent sometime recently going back over all the tutorials and picked out 5 of the best (in my opinion). I’d call these ‘Power Tips’ for Massive!
Whilst Massive probably has a tutorial for nearly everything you can do with it, there are some things that are rarely mentioned.
Why did I pick these 5 tutorials?
I think they step outside the box when it comes to using Massive.
I’d recommend them to anyone learning Massive.
So here are my top 5 tutorials:
5. Deeper Filter Control With Massive
Key Tracking in Massive is a great little tool for controlling your filters. We get a lot of questions about the little yellow icons in the macro module. This one is rarely used when i watch Massive tutorials – yet it’s so powerful it should be incorporated into anything you’re making.
4. Getting Creative With Sequences In Massive
Many people use 1 instance of NI Massive as a synth to create one part of a track, be that a bass or a stab or perhaps a lead line. It is possible however to create a couple of pieces of a track within 1 instance of Massive!
Again – there’s a lot of possibilities here… try building a whole track inside once instance of Massive. It’s possible!
3. A better default patch
The default patch in Massive is not exactly the greatest – that is, if you just want to start with something more alike regular subtractive synthesizers. Furthermore, lots of older hardware synthesizers have certain things hardwired for more expressive playing. Here’s how to create a better starting point for your sounds.
2. Noise: the sterility antidote (Analogue emulation with Massive)
When you ask people about the sound of Massive you will usually hear that it sounds ‘sterile’ or ‘digital’. In this tutorial learn some techniques to get rid of some of the sterility in Massive’s sound for a more analogue emulation!
1. The Power Of Random With NI Massive
What if I told you that you can actually use the random feature in Massive to enhance your own sounds or presets you buy or that ship with Massive?
Most people assume when you hit the random button on your synth you’re going to end up with, at worst a giant mess or at best something sonically interesting but unusable in your productions. I’m going to show you that actually applying the randomize feature to just about any sound can result in some amazing variations for your music – whilst also removing any sterility and introducing texture and substance you probably couldn’t have programmed yourself.
I think there’s a load of things to think about in these 5 tutorials that should open up all kinds of doors for you.