Making a Moombahton WUP Synth in NI Massive
Moombahton continues to become more popular in the club scene, and it’s not surprising really since it combines so many great elements from different genres. Check out how to create a high pitched WUP synth in this helpful NI Massive tutorial!
[aside title=”Easy & Funky!“] Moombahton music is fun and easy to produce, and elements like this one are quick to create![/aside]
Since it began in 2010, Moombahton music has quickly swept through the underground circles and into the mainstream popular music scene with ease. It’s easy beat and laid-back style mixed with the harder elements of house dance music make it hard to resist. Add to this the often used funky battery percussion and horn samples, this style is going to be around for a while. This higher pitched sound has become a signature synth for the genre lately and this tutorial from YouTube user MRCOfficialBassMusic shows you that it’s really quite simple to make and easy to implement.
All you need to get this set up is saw wavetable loaded in your main oscillator, a little dimension expander to widen up the sound a bit and then set an envelope to modulate the pitch of the oscillator after shaping the curve of the envelope. The addition of some reverb and EQing are optional. This gives you the basic sound, and form here you are free to tweak it until you are satisfied or arrive at your own new unique sound. There are a ton of ways to change this synth up to make it fit with a wider range of music styles, including adding a little distortion, phasing, chorus and even delay. The limits to what this sound can do for you are really up to your imagination. Of course, once you find a good sound for a particular song, don’t stray too far from it because it can be a tough instrument to change over time in songs and still make it effective.
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