$0.00 0

YOUR CART
Checkout

SUBTOTAL
DISCOUNT
TOTAL
Checkout
We welcome back Jonny Strinati as he shares how to use the NI Massive Stepper creatively to...

Massive Tutorials

Creating Arpeggios with NI Massive Stepper

We welcome back Jonny Strinati as he shares how to use the NI Massive Stepper creatively to program nice arpeggios for your projects!

Whenever the topic of arpeggiation and NI Massive come up, there is always the expected discussion of what arpeggiation truly is and whether or not what is shared in the tutorial should be considered such or not. All that banter aside, the NI Massive Stepper is absolutely capable of being used to program sequences, like arpeggiated chords. All it takes is a little understanding of chords, notes and how they correlate to the Stepper interface. Once you have this figured out, arpeggios are as easy as anything else in Massive. Let’s see how to get it done.

This one starts out with a simple square wave loaded into OSC1. The Amp is turned all the way down and the pitch value is raised one octave. And the modulation programming can now begin. A basic Performer is assigned to the Amp parameter of OSC1 to change the sustained notes into a tempo-synced rhythmic delivery. Now a Stepper can be assigned to the Pitch parameter of OSC1 so the arpeggio can be set up.

This particular arpeggio only requires a four step sequence within the NI Massive Stepper, so the first thing to do is restrict the number of steps to four. The four steps are then given four different values. The first is set to 0, the second is set to 3, the third is set to 7 and the fourth is set to 12. This is modulating the synth to produce four distinct notes in a perfect fifth. Just like that! Now you can opt to program OSC2 with an identical set-up but using a different wavetable for a nice layered synth. After this it is up to you how you handle effects, voicing and other parameters throughout the synth. It all depends upon what you’re producing.

Remember to shoot us a message before you leave if you have a tutorial request, or would like to share one of your own with the community.

Join The Conversation!

Want to ask a question about this tutorial or perhaps you have something to add to it? Click through to our forum post about this tutorial and join the conversation!

Visit CREATING ARPEGGIOS WITH NI MASSIVE STEPPER

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers,
OhmLab

RELATED COURSES

Transition FX Masterclass

ADSR Courses

Add to cart

NI Massive Masterclass - Learn Every Function & Feature Of Massive

ADSR Courses

Add to cart

Techno Production & Sound Design - Build A Track From Scratch

ADSR Courses

Add to cart

Bass Sound Design & Production Techniques for House Producers

ADSR Courses

Add to cart
Waveform Loaded
Waveform Played
×
PLAYLIST
Clear all
WISHLISTS
Create an account to use wishlists
×
SAVE TUTORIALS
Create an account to save tutorials
×
FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITES
Follow your favourite labels, formats and genre's and ADSR will show what's new in those on your next visit.
×
  • Create product wishlist
  • Save your favorite tutorials
  • Regular discounts and exclusives
  • Never miss a sound! Follow your favorite labels.
Sign up to My ADSR to ensure you're ahead of the pack. Save your favorite content and be notified of new content. You'll never miss a thing!
Create your account now!
CREATE ACCOUNT
Sign up to My ADSR to ensure you're ahead of the pack. Save your favorite content and be notified of new content. You'll never miss a thing!
  • Get 7 days all ADSR courses free
  • Create product wishlist
  • Save your favorite tutorials
  • Regular discounts and exclusives
Create your account now!
SIGN IN
adsrsounds.com login Video streaming login
Remember me
Forgot your password?
DON'T HAVE AN ADSR ACCOUNT?
Create your account
FORGOT PASSWORD

Send info
  1. Enter your email address
  2. Click "Send info"
  3. Check your inbox for an activation link
  4. Visit activation link and enter set new password
Sign in
DON'T HAVE AN ADSR ACCOUNT?
Create your account