FX with NI Massive Part 4: Impact
Welcome back to the fourth and final instalment on designing original FX elements with NI Massive. This week we learn how to create a multifunctional Impact effect.
In the final video tutorial of our 4 part series on creating effects using NI Massive, Jonny is back to show us how to create a highly impressive Impact sound. The Impact is a cool sound that can be used to introduce a track, or maybe as a breakdown. Really, the possibilities for how you use this patch are endless. Jonny covers a lot of ground pretty quickly, but the end result is a very impressive Impact that can be modified to suit any project.
This Impact relies heavily upon modulation to create the unique wobbles that are present in the sound. Jonny uses an LFO to modulate the Cutoff of a Daft filter, and then uses a Stepper to modify the rate of the LFO. Doing it this way allows him to have a sound which modulates at different intensities depending on the steps.
Jonny tops off the Impact by adding a Chorus and Delay which adds to deepness of the patch. The Chorus and the offset Stereo Delay enhance the spatial characteristics that add to the overall uniqueness of the sound. It is fairly impressive how much sound is coming through this one oscillator patch!
That’s it for the four part series on creating effects with NI Massive. We hope that you have enjoyed these tutorials, and we look forward to sharing more synth knowledge with you next week! As always, feel free to leave any comments, questions, concerns, or any sort of feedback. We are always looking for new ideas to better the community and our tutorials, so if you have any in mind let us know!