In this tutorial, learn how to use the spatial effects like the reverb and dimension expander in Massive to add depth and life to your sounds.
Massive has some great effects. It’s one of the reasons why it’s such a powerful software synthesizer.
The reverb and dimension expander in massive are two very powerful effects that work well for a wide range of sounds.
The Dimension Expander
The dimension expander in Massive is actually based off of an effect unit made by Roland in the 1980’s called the Roland Dimension D. It’s essentially a spatial processing tool that uses some spread, phase and chorus. Xfer records actually created a plugin that recreates the effect of the dimension expander in Massive so you can use it on other sources. The dimension expander in Massive is a great tool for thickening up a sound. It literally adds depth to the stereo field so for bass sounds and wobbles it can make all the difference.
NI Massive Reverb
There are two types of reverbs in Massive. Each are based off of the same algorithm, but they affect the sound differently. The small reverb is great for bass sounds and any other source that needs to be fairly focused in the mix. The the other reverb in Massive (just “Reverb”) is a powerful little effect. It can create plate-ish reverbs, rooms and and even hall sounds. It can become extremely flexible when you modulate the Dry/Wet or the Size controls with an envelope or an LFO. Using it in conjunction with the dimension expander in Massive can create some really powerful effects.
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