Dubstep with NI Massive Part 3: Pitch Mod Lead
Today Jonny shares how to get a wicked pitch mod lead set up in NI Massive for your dubstep projects. A super fat sound that will add instant character and interest to your music. It starts out with a Chrome wavetable loaded into both OSC1 and OSC2, with the pitch value dropped just shy of two octaves. Setting up these two identical oscillators, with the pitch offset in opposite directions gives us a very wide and deep phased synth right off that bat. Now to set up the filter panels. A Daft filter is loaded into the first panel, while the second filter panel is left empty. Keeping an even split between filter outputs makes for a nice wet/dry mix of our sound, half of which is unfiltered.
Now an Modulation Envelope is set up with a long attack, running in Trigger Zero Reset mode, and assigned to modulate the pitch parameter of both OSC1 and OSC2. This synth is set to run in Monophonic mode on the Voicing tab. Next the Glide is removed on the OSC tab and the Restart Via Gate feature is enabled. A Brauner Tube Amp is loaded into the FX1 tab, which brings some drive and subtle distortion to this sound. A Dimension Expander is loaded in the FX2 tab, which adds a lot of depth. A Sample & Hold insert effect is added to bring some grit to this sound and is placed just before the Amp in the Routing schematic. An LFO is also set up and assigned to modulate the Cutoff parameter of the Daft filter. There are many ways you can make this sound your own. Try experimenting with adding a sequenced element, like the example at the end of this video for starters!