Controlling Multiple LFOs with Stepper in NI Massive
This video does a good job of explaining how you can creatively use the Stepper in NI Massive to control LFOs and modulate various parameters throughout the synth.
The Stepper in NI Massive is an incredibly powerful tool that basically works like a step input sequencer, with the added ability of setting a value to each step. This value, and the corresponding steps, work in direct relation to the direction of the modulation assignment made at the time it is applied. So it provides the extra bonus of being able to adjust settings of the parameter it has been assigned to in either a positive or negative direction. It also gives you the option of using a snap to grid function for precision syncing, setting the step values yourself for a more human and free-flowing feel and you can also choose from many factory presets. Once you create something you like, you can save it, add it to the preset library and then use it in future projects with a single click.
This video focuses on setting up two different LFOs, with different rates, and then using a Stepper to then control which LFO is affecting the parameters they have been assigned to. It also showcases how easy it is to set the direction of modulation at the time the Stepper is assigned. One more thing it shows, but does not go into too much detail about, is the Sidechain feature that can be utilized in many different places throughout Massive. Going the extra step to also modulate the pitch of each of the oscillators used in this patch shows how assigning the same controller to multiple parameters keeps things synced nicely and all resulting sounds appear to be professionally programmed. In other words, the Stepper in NI Massive has a tendency to make you sound pretty good.
This is just one simple application of the Stepper in NI Massive and if you are interested in checking out some of the other tutorials we have posted in the past that also include different uses for the Stepper, you can do so right here. If you have tutorial requests, or tutorials of your own to share with the community, let us know in a message before you leave the site today. Thanks for stopping by!