Build Arpeggiated Chord Sounds In Massive
In part three of this month’s featured series, learn how to add an arpeggiated sequence to your chord sounds in Massive using the stepper.
Through Parts 1 and Part 2 Johnny has showed us how to use the oscillator pitches to build chord sounds, both major and minor in Massive and he has showed us how to make a sound more complex by adding rhythmic textures. Expanding on that idea, Johnny walks us through how to arpeggiate chord sounds in Massive.
Starting from scratch, Johnny makes a gritty organ sound and then uses two steppers to create an arpeggiated sequence. Modulating the cutoff of both filters one and two creates a pretty usable effect. The sound really comes together with the addition of some more voices and some Unison Detune to thicken it up.
One trick I use when I’m trying to piece together a chord progression with chord sounds in Massive is use two instances, one for my major sounding chords and one for my minor chords. That way you get both the sound and thickness of a chord sound, but can actually play a progression with both major and minor sounds.
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