Design a Velocity Sensitive Chill Out Bass in Massive
Learn how to make a velocity sensitive Chill Out in bass in Massive. It’s a great sound for creating expressive bass sequences!
Even though this tutorial is on how to make a Chill Out bass in Massive, Jonny shows you some really cool tips and tricks towards the end of the video on reverb buss processing techniques that you don’t want to miss!
The bulk of the Chill Out bass in Massive is fairly straight forward. Jonny uses a PWM wavetable in OSC1 and then blends that with Sine and Saw waveforms. The Sine is adding the sub element to the sound. It will also help make the sound a seem bigger if you select Restart Via Gate and play around with the starting points a bit.
To help thicken up the Chill Out bass in Massive, Jonny uses a Daft filter which is one of the more analog sounding filters inside of Massive. The Filter section is also where Jonny makes some great creative uses of the Side Chain control and the Velocity Macro.
By modulating the decay of an Envelope with the Velocity Macro and Side chaining that in the Filter Cut Off section, different note velocities will have a variance to how they sound. This is helpful for creating bass lines and sequences!
Finally, Jonny creates a buss that has reverb on it. Instead of just stopping there, he creates another buss and places a compressor on it. By removing the output of the buss containing the Compressor and side chaining to itself, the reverb will only become audible in between the notes in the bass sequence. It’s basically like creating a ducking effect