Creating an Electro Song in NI Massive Part 3: Making the Lead
This sound starts out with a Sawtooth wave loaded into OSC1, and a second sawtooth wave loaded into OSC2 with the pitch value increased to 31.00. A third sawtooth wave is loaded into OSC3 and the pitch is set to 15.00. This gives us a great high pitched and bright sounding chorded synth to make our lead out of. These oscillators are routed directly to the Filter1 panel, the only filter used in the making of this sound. Before we move on to setting up the filter, the Modulation OSC panel is used to introduce phasing to OSC2 with a pitch value of 7.00.
A Bandpass filter is loaded into the Filter1 panel, and an envelope is set up and assigned to modulate the cutoff parameter of this filter. Make sure that the filter output slider is in the full upright position routing all sound through Filter1. Some Vibrato is introduced to our sound via the OSC tab to provide a little more movement and interest.
A touch of distortion and drive are added by loading a Tele Tube Amp into the FX1 tab. Some Reverb is used to give the sound more space to develop and move around in. And the EQ is turned on and used to accentuate the high end of the synth. Finally, the Voicing tab is set up. Here the total number of Unison voices are increased to three and the Pan Position feature is used to spread the voices out to make it wider. Of course, with a sound this wide, it is always best to make sure it can still work in a Mono mix, as shown at the end of the video!