Fashioning a Liquid Style Bass using NI Massive
This video tutorial demonstrates how to create a Liquid Style Bass using Native Instrument’s Massive Synthesizer!
This video tutorial demonstrates how to create a Liquid Style Bass using Native Instrument’s Massive Synthesizer. This laid back bass uses a Performer to modulate the sound the Amp of OSC’s 2 and 3. The modulation keeps the sound dynamic by adding a little touch of wobble to the higher pitch oscillators.
Start the Liquid Style Bass by turning on OSC 1, 2, and 3. Each Massive Oscillator should be assigned a Sin-Square Wavetable with their corresponding Wt-positions turned down all the way. Lower the Pitch of OSC1 by -24 semitones (2 octaves) and the Pitch of OSC2 by -12 semitones (an octave). Turn OSC2’s Amp to 70% and OSC3’s Amp to 30%.
Under the Voicing tab, enable Monophon and Legato Triller. Then under the OSC tab, enable Restart Via Gate and slightly increase the Glide Time. This helps provide the Liquid Style Bass with a smooth transition from note to note. In the future, you may want to adjust the Glide Time to you fit your liking. Next, set LFO 5 as a Performer and decrease the number of steps to 1. Set the Performer to modulate the Amp of Both OSC2 and OSC3.
For the Liquid Style Bass effects, set Filter 1 to a Scream Filter. Set the resonance to 40%, the Cutoff to 40%, and the Skream to 50%. Add a Sine Shaper insert to Insert 1, and set the Dry/Wet to 40% and the Drive to 30%. FX1 should be set to a Classic Tube distortion with a Dry/Wet at 10%, and a Drive at 10%. FX2 should be given a Dimension Expander with the Dry/Wet set to about 25% and the Size around 50%. For the EQ, slightly boost both the Low Shelf and the High Shelf, while slightly lowering the Boost.