Modulation Overview With NI Massive
Taking a look at the basics of modulation and the effects on the actual sound waves when changes are made through envelopes, filters, LFOs, etc. Perfect for beginners and sound design fans.
Sometimes it is easier for people to truly understand a complex concept when they have the chance to see, hear and follow along with the instructor. In this case, you have the unique opportunity to see the waveforms changes as various forms of modulation are introduced to the sounds being used throughout the video. This one can be pretty helpful for those who struggle to grasp exactly how the sounds are being changed or affected when twisting knobs within NI Massive, and is also useful for getting a better idea of the frequency spread of a given sound. All this info becomes invaluable when it comes time to proper mixing and making room for everything in your mix. The more you know about your sounds, the better your songs will sound in the end.
Covering basic envelopes, filters, the performer, pitch and more, this video is meant to be a simple introduction to the idea of modulation with the aide of visuals to help drive home the ideas presented. The idea is simple, you affect and/or control a sound through the use of tools that shape the sound waves by altering their delivery and/or development, or by introducing another sound which impacts how the first sound is heard when the waves begin to interact. Although he idea is simple enough, it is one of those things that you can spend the rest of your life experimenting with and hopefully perfect over time.
Perhaps the most important benefits of gaining a deeper understanding of modulation and the concepts and theories surrounding it, is the ability to create any sound you desire, as well as the ability to properly mix your sounds and projects. These two things are priceless and, for many, are the main focus of the lifelong pursuit of sound creation, music production and the drive to constantly improve n the studio.
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Modulation Tutorial by Deadly Habit : https://soundcloud.com/deadly-habit
Links to grab the plugins in the video:
Voxengo Span – https://www.voxengo.com/product/span/
s(M)exoscope – https://bram.smartelectronix.com/plugins.php?id=4