Dubstep Bass Synthesis Tutorial for NI Massive
We welcome back Deadly Habit for another informative and entertaining NI Massive video tutorial video, this time he shares how he goes about creating a dubstep bass instrument.
Rochester New York native Deadly Habit loves production and his 15+ years at it has racked up a handful of releases and accomplishments to attest to this fact. With appearances of his tracks on Marcus Intelex’s FabricLive CD, unsigned tune of the month in Knowledge Magazine, an appearance in the beatport drum and bass top 10 chart, and various vinyl and digital releases chances are you’ve heard some of his tunes without realizing it. Not wanting to be contained to just one genre or style you can catch him both producing and djing a wide variety of tastes from the eclectic to the mainstream, depending on what catches his ear. Currently hoarding a variety of tunes for a forthcoming LP and EP, there is no doubt that if you haven’t been exposed to his music before, you will be soon enough.
In this video, he begins by explaining the idea behind wavetables in NI Massive and how it allows you to create almost limitless variations in any sound. Starting with a complex wavetable rather than a simple waveform gives you the chance to design much bigger and unique instruments. When creating a bass for dubstep, it is usually a goal to provide a good amount of flexibility through filters, pitch, etc so you can modulate the sounds over time, like with an LFO to create a wobble. It is also an added bonus with Massive to be able to build in even more control through the use of Macro controls.
Over 30 minutes is spent going into great detail of his way of experimenting and testing many different ideas and playing around with parameters to find the sounds he’s after. The workflow in this video shows that by taking your time and not being afraid to try new and uncommon things, you can easily end up with some pretty unique and awesome sounds. If you enjoy his videos and sounds, show him support by checking out his SoundCloud profile and various other links! https://soundcloud.com/deadly-habit