Bitcrushed Lead Synth Tutorial for NI Massive
If you have been looking for a nice unique sounding lead synth, without too much complication this may just be the one for you. And it only takes a few minutes to make!
[aside title=”Leads With Character!“] A lead synth to remember is what your listeners want to hear![/aside]
Taking an old school 8-bit style synth to a whole new level by introducing multiple layers, some chorus and phasing through offsetting the pitch cutoff this instrument starts to take on new appeal very quickly. Automate some cutoff on the lowpass filter and you get a much more gentle, almost background quality sound for extra dynamic range in your projects.
NI Massive makes it so easy to take one simple sound and turn it into something more complex, without introducing elements that are not needed. If you want to take this sound to another place entirely, you can add some delay or echo effects to create an even bigger feel and round it out with subtle ring-shifting to actually begin moving it through space. This type of development of sound over time can really suck in your audience and make them get lost in your sounds.
This type of sound also holds up quite well in filter sweeps, frequency passes and other kinds of long transitions and builds. Perfect for songs with a drops and breaks. Run it through an auto filter and you can use it in an even wider range of music. This sound is great on its own, and is a great place to start for new instruments as well.