Creating an NI Massive Hydraulic Dubstep Bass
This video shows you how to create a quick and great sounding NI Massive Hydraulic Dubstep Bass using all three oscillators and a couple of effects!
This tutorial will demonstrate how to create an NI Massive Hydraulic Dubstep Bass. A robotic sounding bass that would be great for both foley and musical compositions. The use of the Formant mode helps this bass to growl, while maintaining a robotic characteristic.
Start the NI Massive Hydraulic Dubstep Bass by assigning OSC1 a Scrapyard wavetable with a Formant mode. Set the Wt-position to 50% and drop the Intensity to 20%. Turn on OSC2 and assign it a Digi Cook III wavetable, also switching the mode to Formant. Set OSC2’s Wt-position to 60%, and turn down the Intensity all the way. OSC3 should be assigned an Escalation 1 wavetable. Turn down OSC3’s Intensity all the way, and set it’s Amp to about 45%.
Assign a Bitcrusher to the Insert 1 of the NI Massive Hydraulic Dubstep Bass, and completely turndown both the Dry/Wet and the Crush parameters. In Filter 1, assign a Bandpass Filter. Turn both the Cutoff and Resonance completely down, and set the Bandwidth to about 55%. Set the Mix to halfway between Mix1 and Mix2. FX1 should be assigned a Classic Tube distortion, while leaving all the parameters in the default position. Assign a Dimension Expander to FX2, and turn down the Dry/Wet to about 20%.
Under the Voicing tab, set Unisono to 16, and then enable both Monophon and Legato. Then set LFO 5 as a Performer. Set it to use the first two steps, and give it an upward curve. Set the NI Massive Hydraulic Dubstep Bass Ratio to 1 over 2. Assign LFO 5 to modulate the Wt-position and intensity of OSC1, and the Intensity of both OSC2 and OSC3. Set it to modulate the Cutoff of Filter 1, and the Dry/Wet of Insert 1 as well.