How to Recreate the "Hey Baby" Deadmau5 Synth in NI Massive
This tutorial will show you how to recreate the Hey Baby Deadmau5 synth in NI Massive in just a few minutes time. A gritty and grinding sound that can be used for genres of music other than just House and can easily be customized to your needs.
It’s not always easy to recreate a sound exactly, especially when the tools you have at hand may not be the same ones used by the original artist who made it in the first place. Making the Hey Baby Deadmau5 synth in NI Massive is actually not too tough though, and this lesson only takes a few minutes to show you how to use one oscillator and a few effects to make it all come together.
To begin with, the default Square-Saw wavetable is loaded into OSC2, the pitch is dropped two octaves and the Wt-position knob is turned all the way to the right, leaving just a Sawtooth wave in use. This is then routed to Filter1, where a Lowpass4 filter has been loaded. The Cutoff is turned all the way up, and the Resonance is turned up slightly. The Synth is set to run in Monorotate mode, with the Trigger set to Always, on the Voicing tab and the total number of Unison voices is increased to two. The Pan Position feature is turned on and offset slightly to make the synth sound wider.
Next, a Classic Tele Tube Amp is added to the FX1 tab fro a bit of drive and egde. A Small Reverb is added to the FX2 tab to give the synth a little more room to develop in. The EQ is turned on and used to boost both the low and high end frequencies just a small amount.
Lastly, two insert effects are added. A Parabolic Shaper and a Bitcrusher are both used to add more edge and roughness to the sound, really accentuating the gritty appeal of this synth. That’s it!
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