How to Make Flux Pavilion's Bass Cannon in NI Massive
Another good Flux Pavilion inspired NI Massive tutorial, this one showing you how to use some clever sound design skills to produce the iconic bass cannon sound.
[aside title=”Insane Bass!“] Make your audience feel the bass, not just hear it![/aside]
YouTube user JicloTuts is obviously a seasoned NI Massive user, so some of your folks newer to to the synth may need to hit the pause button a couple times but this video is full of useful information. With only two oscillators and a very minimal amount of effects this sound is already set to go. He uses a plugin called Camel Crusher in this lesson, and you can find it for download free of charge at the camel Audio website.
What’s really great about this particular tutorial is that he has taken the time to show you the isolated frequencies to boost to get the same kind of high pitched appeal that the Flux Pavilion instrument has. Also worth noting is the fact that the sub was completely removed from the Massive sound and a clean sine wave based sub bass signal was added back for support. he then goes into the actual midi programming, including the pitch automation, of the sound in his DAW, Ableton Live. Of course, you can use any program you choose to and will not make any difference to the sound at all.
All said and done, a very solid tutorial. If you enjoyed it, show him some support. If you have a request for similar walkthroughs, leave a comment below letting us know!