Make The Karanda Krank Square Lead in Massive
In this tutorial, learn how to recreate the Karanda Krank square lead in Massive. The tips and tricks in this video can be applied to a lot of other lead sounds!
Square leads can be refreshing to the ear. A lot of leads in the EDM world are very saw based, but not the Krank square lead. If you haven’t heard the original track you can check it out here: KARANDA KRANK
First, Johnny stacks two Oscillators together both using variations of a square wave. Don’t forget to check Restart Via gate fore a more consistent tone!
To get the snappiness of the Krank square lead, Johnny modulates the pitch of his Oscillators using an envelope with a short attack time and a sharp decay. He also drives the sound a little bit with some distortion in Massive.
The actual lead itself is most likely a few sounds layered together. You won’t be able to get the whole sound with just one instance of Massive. What is perceived as the lead in the original track is a blend between a snappy square lead some saws making up the chords.
Finally, Johnny throws on some third party FX to taste to make the sound a little more present and thick.