Wavetables. Which one to use when creating chords in Massive
In part four of this month’s series on creating chord sounds in Massive, Johnny covers some of the best wavetables to use for chords.
Through Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this month’s featured series, Johnny has covered the basics from the music theory involved in creating chord sounds in Massive to how to create arpeggiated sequences using chords. To finish up this series, .
There is a section of wavetables dedicated to chord sounds in Massive. I know Massive is very famous for it’s dubstep sound (like growls and wobbles), but there is also one very noticeable chord wavetable called “Colors”. Right when I load it up I immediately think about the countless deep house songs that have used that wavetable in a sound. It has an organ/keys feel to it. You might be wondering how is a wavetable designed to feel more chord-like and that’s because the tuning of these wavetables already incorporates what Johnny covered in the first tutorial (link above).
If you want to really get deep with Wavetables we have a 3 hours course. In our Video Course you’ll explore all five categories of wavetables inside Massive: The Basic, Analog/Electric, Digital/Hybrid, FX/Chords, as well as a look at the Virtual/ Analog oscillators available. Click here to find out more about NI Massive wavetables
If you want to find some ways to add more interest to your chord sounds in Massive, try experimenting with the parameters found on the Voicing and OSC tabs or the Modulation OSC panel. Subtly tweaking phasing, stereo spread and oscillator settings can make all the difference!
Check out the video above to hear all the chord wavetables! And if you have your own method of making chord sounds in Massive, consider sharing it with us. It’s always nice to hear from our community members!