Modulating the Melancholia waveform for a Ringing Effect in NI Massive
By using the Melancholia waveform found within the Effects/Chords waveforms in Massive, we can modulate the Wt-Position of the oscillator to create a ringing sound effect.
To create a ringing sound effect using Massive, first we will open the Melancholia waveform into Oscillator 1 and adjust the Wt-Position all the way down (to the left). Now we will modulate the Wt-Position the entire length of the dial by using LFO 5 as the modulator. Open LFO 5’s tab and slide the XFade Curve slider to the top, while adjusting the Rate to just before the 3/4 spot on the dial.
Next, we will add character to our sound. Add a “Delay Synced” effect, with the dry/wet slightly before the halfway point, the Damp setting just passed halfway, and the feedback setting slightly below the fully turned up position. Now to create more depth, we will add a Lowpass 4 filter, turning the resonance the entire way down and modulating the Cutoff using 1 Env. Turn the cut off of filter 1 to about 3/8 of the way up the dial. Now open 1 Env’s tab and turn the attack almost the entire way down, adjust the level of the attack the entire way up. Adjust the Decay parameter to the halfway point while leaving the level of the decay the entire way down. Next, we can map the 1 Env to the Cutoff of Filter 1, allowing it to modulate the ENTIRE cutoff dial. There you have it, a bionic sounding ringing effect in Massive.