How to Make Skrillex Laser Sounds in NI Massive
As with all of his tutorials we have featured, Multiplier kicks down some great knowledge and explains things in such a way that anyone can follow along and keep up regardless of experience level. He shares how to make these Skrillex laser sounds in NI Massive that can be used in many different music genres and can also be easily tweaked for customization. You also get the added bonus of a quick sub bass walkthrough. This is a long lesson, so you should consider bookmarking it for later reference and you’ll probably want to pause it several times along the way to make sure your settings match up with what is shown in the video.
A default Square-Saw I wavetable is loaded into both OSC1 and OSC2. The pitch of OSC2 is dropped to -11.67. Then and Escalation II wavetable is loaded into OSC3 with the pitch dropped to -4.88. Now two different envelopes are set up and assigned to modulate the pitch values of all three main oscillators. This is what shapes both the sound’s pitch and overall delivery and provides us with the laser characteristic.
The total number of Unison Voices is increased to two on the Voicing tab. Both the Pitch Cutoff and Pan Position features are used to spread the sound out. A Chorus effect and a Phaser effect are both added to introduce more movement in the sound, as well as generate a deeper and more complex laser character. There are plenty of other small details included in this lengthy video, but these are the basic steps of creating laser sounds in NI Massive!
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