Modulating a Modulator to Create an LFO Pitch Effect Part 2
In part two of this month’s Massive series, Johnny shows us how to use modulators to create an LFO pitch effect that drifts downwards.
In the first part of this month’s series we looked at the idea of using a modulator (any modulator) to modulate another modulator. I know, that’s a mouthful but this practice can help you create better sounds. Just to recap for example, take an envelope, which is a modulator, and use that on say the amp of your LFO. You’ve just modulated a modulator. The sound that Johnny creates in this tutorial is great for leading into or out of drops. It’s essentially an LFO pitch effect that drifts downwards overtime. You can kind of think of it as a justified stop.
I don’t know about you, but I dread doing automation edits like pitch risers, cutoff frequency changes. EQ cuts etc. I would much rather make that happen in a synth if at all possible, which is what this tutorial is all about. By modulating a modulator you can easily create an LFO pitch effect that pitches downwards over time and the best part about using Massive to do this is you never have to worry about the pitch drifting too far or being out of tempo.
Check out the video to see how the LFO pitch effect is done and check back or subscribe to get updates about next week’s installment in this series!