Designing an NI Massive Dutch House Lead
This tutorial will show you how to build an NI Massive Dutch House Lead that is similar to the lead used by the Bingo Players in their song Rattle. The patch consists of only one oscillator, but it makes great use of Massive’s effects to achieve it’s dynamic sound. To begin the NI Massive Dutch House Lead, activate OSC1 and assign it a Pulse-Saw PWM Wavetable. Up the Pitch by 12 semitones (an Octave), and turn Pls-Saw Pos, Pulse Width, and Amp all the way up. Make sure OSC1 is set to run through Filter 1.
Now assign Filter 1 a Highpass 2 filter. Lower the Cutoff to just below 50% and set the Resonance to about 40%. Enable FX1 and assign a Chorus effect. Set the Dry/Wet to roughly 15%, and set the Rate, Offset, and Depth to 50%. Activate FX2 and assign it a Reverb effect. The Dry/Wet and Size should be set to 30%. Density should be at 50%, and Color should be raised to about 70%. Enable the EQ and boost the Frequency and High Shelf to around 60%. The boosting of the high end allows the NI Massive Dutch House Lead sound to really cut through the mix.
Next, assign a Sine Shaper to both Insert 1 and Insert 2, setting both Dry/Wets to 50%. Boost the Drive of the Insert 1 Sine Shaper to 75%, and set Insert 2’s Drive to 50%. Doubling up the Sine Shapers adds a bit more resonance to the NI Massive Dutch House Lead. Next you’ll need to go into the Voicing options and turn the Max up to 16, the Unison up to 4, and then set the NI Massive Dutch House Lead to Monorotate. Under the OSC tab, turn the Glide up to about 50%.
Now you can set the Macro Control to really dial in the sound of the NI Massive Dutch House Lead. The video tutorial assigns Macro 1 to the Cutoff of Filter 1, and Macro 2 to both the Dry/Wet and Size of the Reverb in FX2. This is a great place to start, but you should experiment to bring out your own unique sound.
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