How To Design An NI Massive Wet Bass
This video tutorial demonstrates how to create a great sounding NI Massive Wet Bass!
This video tutorial will show you how to make an NI Massive Wet Bass synth. A great sounding bass that can be tweaked easily to fit your musical needs. The NI Massive Wet Bass uses a lot of effects, as well as a lot of modulation. You should spend some time adjusting the amounts of modulation to hone in on the perfect sound.
To start the NI Massive Wet Bass, turn on all three Oscillators and set their Pitch to -12. OSC1 should be assigned a Groan II Wavetable and a Bend -/+ Mode. Set the Wt-position to 40%, the Intensity to 60%, and the Amp to full. OSC2 should be assigned a Grain II Wavetable and a Bend -/+ mode. Set the Wt-position to 65%, the Intensity to 45%, and the Amp to 80%. OSC3 should be assigned a Melofant Wavetable and the mode should be left on Spectrum. Set the Wt-position to 60%, the Intensity to 50%, and the Amp to 60%.
Next, assign Filter 1 a Double Notch Filter, and set the Cutoff to 35% and the Resonance to 40%. Assign Filter 2 a Bandreject Filter, and set the Cutoff to 50%, the Bandwidth to 50%, and the Resonance to 25%. Set the Mix in the middle, so that the NI Massive Wet Bass is mixed by both filters equally.
The NI Massive Wet Bass uses a lot of effects. FX1 should be assigned a Tele Tube distortion, and the Dry/Wet should be slightly lowered. FX2 should be assigned a Chorus. The Dry/Wet should be lowered to 20%, and the Rate should be lowered slightly. Turn on the EQ and slightly boost both the Low Shelf and the High Shelf. Insert 1 should be assigned a Hardclipper, and the Dry/Wet should be lowered to 20%. Insert 2 should be given a Bitcrusher and both the Dry/Wet and Crush should be at the lowest values. Turn on the Modulation OSC and drop the Pitch to -12. Enable Phase on OSC3, and turn the Phase level to around 15%.
Under the OSC tab, enable Restart Via Gate, and assign each Oscillator a different Oscillator Phase. OSC1 should be assigned 90, OSC2 should be assigned 270, and OSC3 should be assigned 180. Next, you will want to change an LFO into a Performer and assign it to modulate the Dry/Wet of Insert 2 (Bitcrusher), the Cutoffs and Resonances of both Filter 1 and Filter 2, the Bandwidth of Filter 2, the Wt-Position of OSC3, the Intensity of all the Oscillators, and the Amp of OSC1 and OSC2. You should experiment with the amounts of modulation in order to achieve the best sounding NI Massive Wet Bass. If you find that you are having trouble, you may want to consult the video or ask for help on the forums.