How to Make a Dodge and Fuski Style Lead in NI Massive
This sound is hot! And the tutorial showing you how to make it is very easy to follow, walking you through the steps to design this nicely layered synth that will work in many styles of music.
Often times, it is the simply made sounds that do the best when it comes to successful production sessions. I know too many times, people make a sound a bit too complex to sound good after the effects they want to use are applied outside of Massive in their DAW. This actually makes a lot of sense when you look at the waveforms involved, but a sound that has been less processed going into your DAW for processing, stands a better chance of maintaining some of the original greatness while taking on all the new character you wish to impart. It is also much easier to resample, and layer. This NI Massive video tutorial is a great example of this concept of keeping things simple playing out well.
This sound starts off with a Square-Saw wavetable loaded into OSC1, dropped one octave.On the OSC2 panel load a Polysaw I wavetable, also dropped an octave plus a couple cents to create a small of phasing and motion between the two sounds. These are then sent through a Daft filter set up on the Filter 1 panel. The Cutoff is opened up and the Resonance value is increased.
Next is the addition of some effects. On the FX1 tab, load a Chorus effect and set each of the parameters in the neighborhood of about a third. This brings a lot more motion and depth to the sound. On the FX2 tab, load a Dimension Expander. This will spread the sound out quite a bit making it seem much bigger.
A couple of tips are tossed out towards the end that work well. First, assign the Macro 1 knob to a MIDI controller so it’s easier to add some vibrato on the fly. And if you want your synth to glide while you move between notes, you simply need to set the mode to Monophon on the Voicing tab and increate the Glide Rate parameter to your liking. And your sound is good. Now you can add whatever effects you like to it to make it your own.
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