Making a Melodic Arpeggiated Synth in NI Massive
Jorgalad recently released a nice collection of 50 arpeggiated synths, soundscapes and more that is very popular and full of some rather inspiring stuff. This particular sound is part of that collection and this tutorial breaks down the process of making it in a in-depth walkthrough approach that is easy to understand and follow along with. Massive is capable of so much more than a lot of people give it credit for, and this is just one more example of some of the more beautifully complex sequenced instruments that can be designed in it.
The big key to how this patch is even possible is the use of an LFO controlling the transition from one Stepper pattern to a second Stepper pattern. This is how a longer sequence is made possible, and if you wanted to you could add a couple more sequences through the use of the secondary pattern windows in the Steppers and Performer windows some Macro controls set up as crossfaders. There are several different ways to extend the capabilities of how sounds can be sequenced, automated and arpeggiated within Massive. You can even experiment with the Loop feature in the envelopes and use them to create very deep and complex soundscapes that work quite well with sounds like the one shared in this video .
We hope you enjoy this look inside the programming of a more advanced sound such as this. If you have not already, make sure you check out the entire collection of 50 presets that Jorgalad has put together in his most recent release.