Making a Dirty Sequenced Bass in NI Massive
This tutorial is yet another wonderful example of how to use the performer feature in NI Massive to automate some very cool sequences in your music.
[aside title=”Sweet Sequence!“] It takes more than a nice bass to make it memorable in a song, this is where the performer can come in handy![/aside]
We have featured several tutorials over the last year or so on how you can go about automating the manipulation of various parameters through the performer tool in Native Instruments Massive, and this one is sure to help open your eyes to the possibilities even more. What’s more is that you can also download the preset below!
This technique can be put to good use in any genre or style of music production, and it can also be applied to many various key parameters, not just cutoff, intensity and wavetable position. In fact, I have had great success in only modulating effects, inserts, FX, EQ and noise setting through either the performer and/or stepper controllers. It’s an excellent way to create very deep development of sound throughout the course of a song, without having to change the actual instrument you built as the base sound.Something you may want to play with in your own projects!
This video tutorial also shows how effective, and integral, both the dimension expander and tube amps can be in creating a bigger and broader sound, no matter what kind of instrument you happen to be designing in Massive. Another nice addition that is often overlooked is the small reverb, which can actually add just the right amount of space without expanding too much of the outer edges of your sounds. Something to consider when you need just a little something to round out a sound, but can’t quite get it right through the dimension expander.
This NI Massive tutorial comes to you compliments of YouTube user ExothermStudios who has also made this preset available for you to download.
Just follow the link below to grab it!