Make Bigger and Better Wobbles With Layering Part 3
In the last part of this series on how to make the ultimate wobbles, learn the concepts of layering to make truly unique sounds.
Some people may say wobbles are played out, I would only half agree. I think the music community just needs to get more creative with wobbles and layering is a way to get there. I’ve never heard anyone listen to singer songwriter and complain that they hear too much acoustic guitar, but I digress…
So far through parts 1 and part 2 we have learned how to create a more unique wobble sound in Massive and how to use third party processing to take that sound a step further by adding some polishing touches to it. Now see how to layer similar synths to make an even bigger sound using both Massive and other synths.
Massive is a great synth, but it has it’s own sound. Which isn’t a bad thing, but a lot of people can tell the difference between a synth made in Sylenth1 and a synth made Massive. Every hardware synth has it’s own sound and so to do a lot of software synthesizers. However, a cool trick is to use various software synthesizers making roughly the same sound to add a rich palette of texture to your sound(s). In this tutorial I pulled FM8 and simply activated an LFO on a bass preset and then I pulled up ANA and created a wobble that had a different timbre than the main wobble I made in Massive in part 1 and part 2 of this series. The result? A much more unique and big wobble.
So the next time your lead isn’t cutting it or your pad isn’t lush enough, try pulling up some other software synths that you have (they can even be the stock ones in your DAW) and layering some similar sounds together to achieve something you wouldn’t be able to do in just one synth. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts in sound design.
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