How to make a Dubstep/Complextro Synth in NI Massive
Whether you are looking to learn how to make a killer blip or a scorching hot synth for that epic drop, this is a tutorial you do not want to pass over.
This sound is surprisingly flexible in how you can use it, with a nice sharp and well-defined beginning and a long developing sound that holds the listener’s interest it can be used for a number of different things in a pretty wide range of music styles. YouTube user VHTutorial does a good job of keeping it simple and easy to follow as he walks you through his process of making this synth. It can be described as a laser blip synth or a pitched scream synth will easily work in electro and dubstep, or complextro or even glitch projects.
Running sound from two oscillators pitched down a couple of octaves through a comb filter, he starts this sound design session off very quickly, assuming you have a good working knowledge of the NI Massive interface and how the different components work with each other. If this is not the case, the pause button will come in handy on this one. Next he sets up a parabolic shaper before moving over to the FX and EQ tabs. Here he introduces a flanger and a dimension expander to really begin to get the sound he is after. An envelope is assigned to the comb filter and the pitch control of both oscillators to create the movement and development, and the envelope shape is tweaked until he finds that sweet spot.