Creating a Basic Trance Pluck in NI Massive
This helpful NI Massive tutorial video shows how to quickly and easily create a nice trance pluck synth in under two minutes, including some automation settings.
[aside title=”Less is More!“] Keeping things simple can be more impressive and effective in many music genres![/aside]
Everyone producing good trance music knows that going back to the basics every once in a while is just good practice. This video from YouTube user IndigosVID reminds us just how easy making your synths from scratch can be. Best viewed in full screen mode, he shows you his process step-by-step, using only one oscillator, a lowpass filter and some modulation coming from an envelope. He also uses some simple reverb and compression within Logic Pro, his DAW, but you can easily substitute either reverb in NI Massive or something from your DAW or various go-to plugins to achieve the desired effect.
The automation drawn in is quite simple, as is everything else in this tutorial. Showing once again that less can be more when it comes to this kind of sound design and song production. Trance is all about subtle changes over time, so it would be very easy to introduce various other effects and filters through automation as well to develop even more interest for your audience. This sound is wide open for tweaking, as barely anything has been used in up in Massive, so have fun!