How To Use The Bypass feature in Massive
In this tutorial Echo Sound Works shows you how to use the Bypass feature in Massive to help clean up almost any sound.
It blows my mind to think about all of the features that Massive has and how long it took me to figure out how to apply some of them to my sounds. The Bypass feature in Massive is one of those. If you read the manual, it will basically tell you that you can bypass certain parts of the synth’s routing using this feature, but knowing how to apply it in a positive way to a sound is a whole other story.
The most common way I use the Bypass feature in Massive is to clean up the low end frequency of a bass sound. In this video I show you how to do this.
I made a Deep House FM style bass using OSC 1 and then I loaded up a Sine wavetable in OSC 2 for the sub frequency. I also added some reverb and delay to the sound. As per the default settings in Massive, OSC 1 and OSC 2 will both be routed into the FX, but realistically, when do you want low sub frequency sine waves to have reverb and delay?
Enter the Bypass feature in Massive.
Bypassing OSC 2 from going to the FX1 and FX2 modules creates a much cleaner and clearer sound because no reverb or delay is being added to the low end frequencies.
Check out the video to hear this trick in action!
Echo Sound Works