Making Psy Trance Music with NI Massive Part 1: Sequenced Bass
In this video tutorial, Jonny walks you through the steps of designing a great Psy Trance style bass synth and then programs a unique and complex sequence for it to run through whenever a note is held. NI Massive makes all of this really quite easy, because the assigning of modulators and controllers is so intuitive. The ways in which you can go about creating sequenced patches is almost limitless, especially once you bring Macro controls into the equation. So after you are done following along with this brilliant lesson, make sure you spend some time experimenting with creating longer sequences and sequences that evolve over time. This is the kind of stuff that Psy Trance fans eat up, and the more you set your sounds apart from the rest of the competition, the more memorable your productions will become.
Changing the way you see your modulators and controllers can forever affect how you approach not just sound design, but also your entire workflow for song creation in general. Knowing that you have the capability of designing highly complex and evolving sequences within NI Massive can take a lot of the tedious work of MIDI programming and make it disappear. Likewise, you can also begin to get more out of your filters and effects once you begin to apply these same ideas. And whether you are producing Psy Trance, other forms of EDM or even rock n’ roll, these tips can be absolutely priceless!