Johnny shows you how to recreate a Julio Bashmore style kick bass in Massive. It’s big, it’s subby and it works really well for House.
Using a synth to create your kick drum sounds, especially subby ones, is almost always better than using samples. Ultimately, using a synth or soft synth will give you more control. This Bashmore style kick bass in Massive is a great example of that.
As with any sub sound in Massive, you need to use a Sine wavetable. Saws and other waveforms just won’t pack that punch.
To get the punch of a kick bass in Massive, you need to create some envelopes and modulate a few destinations. The two destinations you would want to modulate with an envelope are the Pitch boxes in the Oscillators and then the Cut Off frequencies.
Bit Crusher is a great way to drive a kick bass in Massive even further. You could of course go third party, but a great trick if you’re staying inside of Massive is to go to the routing tab and make sure the INS1 is happening before the sound hits the Filters. That way, all of the envelope’s that you created and used to modulate the Cut Off frequency will affect the Bit Crusher effect!
Check out the video to hear the kick bass in Massive!