How to Make a Pitch Modulated NI Massive Dubstep Synth
The video may not be as in-depth as a lot of the others we feature here, but the sound is absolutely worth it. You should view the whole thing in full screen and HD, if possible. I think he does a pretty good job of showing off what this NI Massive dubstep synth can do, as well as how the actual modulation works. So most people should be able to easily follow along and recreate the sound, regardless of experience level.
Start by loading a Square-Saw II wavetable into OSC1 and set the pitch value to 0.42. Then, load a Square-Saw II wavetable into OSC2 and set the pitch value to -0.47. And load a default Square-Saw I wavetable into OSC3, raise the pitch one octave and set it to run in Bend+ mode. An envelope is then set up and assigned to modulate the pitch parameter of all three main oscillators in tandem. Once this is set, the sound is routed through a Lowpass4 filter and some simple feedback is added. This makes up the core sound of this NI Massive dubstep synth.
A Classic Tube Amp is inserted on the FX1 tab, giving this NI Massive dubstep synth some drive and edge. A Dimension Expander is inserted om the FX2 tab, which provides more width and depth. And the EQ is turned on and used to further shape the sound. A Parabolic Shaper is used to help define the edginess and distortion.
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