How to make the Flux Pavilion Synth in NI Massive
Flux Pavilion has a nice signature sound that a lot of producers strive to emulate. This helpful NI Massive video tutorial can help you get a little closer.
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One of the most influential groups in the dance music scene, Flux Pavilion has become one of the more iconic representations of hot club sounds and innovative sound design in today’s music world. When so many other people are focused on the wobble, these guys have created incredible higher pitch sounds to counter their immense bass elements and have absolutely shredded the charts because of it. This video tutorial by YouTube user MrMassiveTutorials shows you just how easy it can be to recreate one of their more popular synth sounds with NI Massive.
Starting with a slightly de-tuned modern talking wavetable, and layering it with a cicada and polysaw oscillators , the sound is them send through a modulation oscillator to really change it up and you can already begin to recognize a little bit of a Flux Pavilion sound. A few other additions like a bit crusher, tube amp, phaser and an envelope adjustment build up the majority of the rest of the sound. Round it out with a little glide and you are there.
You should experiment a bit with some different wavetables, some subtle noise and perhaps even a filter or two to really make this your own sound. After all, it’s great to be able to recreate someone else’s sound, but what you really want it to have you own!
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