Deadmau5 - Professional Griefers Bass Tutorial for NI Massive
It’s been a little while since we last featured K0SM0KAT here, but this NI Massive tutorial is well worth taking the time to rectify that. Learn how to recreate yet another popular Deadmau5 bass!
As with most of her video tutorials, YouTube user K0SM0SKAT gives you the low down on how to make this sound in a walkthrough fashion, showing you each of the settings needed to make this bass turn out right. This sound is huge, and she has the idea of cloning, or duplicating, the first bass she shows in the video and setting up an envelope a little differently on the second to create the layered effect. In a male dominated world of sound engineering and design, KAT consistently sets herself above the banter of her gender and delivers quality tutorials and insights with a humble and friendly approach. If you enjoy her videos, please show her some support and check out some of her links and social profiles to see what else she’s up to.
This sound starts off with a square-saw wavetable on OSC 1 running in Bend -/+ mode, a DigiCook 1 wavetable on OSC 2 running in Spectrum mode and a Screamer wavetable on OSC3 running in Bend + mode. All three are routed directly to filter 1, and all three are tuned three octaves, with some slight variations in semitones to create some gentle phasing as the sounds combine. The pitch value of all three are also being modulated by an envelope to create the movement, in the form of a pitch bend, needed for the sound being recreated.
Next she inserts a Parabolic Shaper before moving onto to setting up the envelopes. The first envelope is assigned to modulate the cutoff of a Daft filter on the filter 1 panel. The second envelope is the previously mentioned envelope creating the pitchbend on the OSC panels. The main amp envelope is also tweaked a bit before moving onto setting up the FX and EQ tabs. Here she adds a Small Reverb and a Synced Delay to create a bigger and wider sound. The EQ is set to boost all the parameters a bit to sharpen the sound.
She sets up the voicing Unisono at a value of 3 and makes the synth a monophonic to allow for glide. She then turns on the Pitch Cutoff feature to introduce some phasing and the Pan Position feature to spread the sound out a bit. Setting the Pitchbend to +/- 12 on the OSC tab, and setting up the internal envelope, wraps up the sound! All that is left after this is the duplicating/cloning procedure mentioned before.
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