Learn How To Use The Modulation OSC in Massive
Have you ever wondered what the Modulation OSC in Massive does? Johnny shows us how to use it and how it affects your sounds in Massive.
In part three of this series, Johnny explains the Modulation OSC in Massive.
If you haven’t seen the other parts in this series on the Oscillators in Massive check them out!
Massive is technically a three oscillator synthesizer. Sometimes synths have a fourth or an extra “Oscillator” that is dedicated to adding noise, sub harmonics or even FM synthesis. The Modulation OSC in Massive falls into that category.
The Modulation OSC in Massive has four modes. All of which can be controlled independently from each other and can even be modulated by a source like an envelope or an LFO. They can be applied to any of the oscillators that are active in Massive and you have control over the pitch and the amount of the effect.
The first is Ring Mod. This setting will introduce a bit of a bell or ringing quality to a sound. It’s a great tool if you’re trying to create a bell or brassy sound.
Next is Phase Mod. This is a great tool for adding some grit to your sounds. It almost acts like a baby filter by introducing phase shifts, perfect for adding some serious punch to a bass. This is one of the most powerful sound design tools in the Modulation OSC in Massive.
Third, is Position Mod. This mode changes the position of the wavetable much like in the actual oscillators, it just does it at a very subtle rate.
Last, is the Filter FM Mod. This mode applies to the filters in Massive and can only be applied to certain filter types in Massive.
Check out the video to hear and see the Modulation OSC in Massive in action!