Electric Guitar with NI Massive and Guitar Rig in FL Studio
An interesting look at the behinds the scenes process of creating an amazing synthesized electric guitar using NI Massive and Guitar Rig inside of FL Studio.
Before you get started on following along with this video, I would recommend watching it all the way through one time. It is a very good example of how to creatively use NI Massive and a program like Guitar Rig together to achieve sounds that many would consider impossible without the use of some kind of guitar during the process. Designing these types of sounds is not only a good showing of your understanding of a synth like Massive, but a great challenge and a lot of fun! YouTube user RaydenLGX has taken a lot of time to get this process worked down to a worthwhile and highly rewarding method, and has very kindly shared it with the rest of us. If you enjoy what he’s doing, please take a moment to visit his links and see what he’s up to. It means a lot to show your support and appreciation.
This sound begins with a wavetable within NI Massive that has become a topic of much conversation because of the widespread use of it while people try to recreate some popular talking bass and other dubstep style formant synths, the now infamous Modern Talking. The wavetable position of this main oscillator is then modulated with an LFO running a bending waveform/curve. This same LFO is then used to modulate the cutoff of the Scream filter the the sound is sent through. In the end, the LFO is swapped out for a Performer, but really this is a personal taste thing. You can use any of the controllers within Massive to achieve some cool effects like this.
The voicing of this synth is set up as a monophonic running in monorotate mode with a legato triller trigger, which allows for gliding and swapping between notes selected. A classic tube amp is added for a little distortion and added boost. Some chorus is added to widen it up a bit and add a slight amount of movement.
From here, some compression and EQ is applied in the DAW, in this case he is using FruityLoops Studio. And after this the sound is sent into Guitar Rig for some amp modeling and additional distortion. This is where the real guitar sound erupts. It’s all fine tuning to personal taste for your specific project needs from here on out. To make this sound your own, you should play around with various amp models, types of distortion, different reverbs and of course, parameters within NI Massive as well. You can get some very cool results by experimenting with wavetables nad inserts you do not commonly use when running sound through a program like Guitar Rig.