Nero Style Bassline in NI Massive
A very quick and simple way to recreate the popular Nero style bass sound, perfect for hard hitting dubstep and electro house projects!
[aside title=”Sick Bass!“] Everyone can appreciate the complex sound of a Nero Bass, they don’t have to know how easy it was to make![/aside]
YouTube user TheBassTutorial has put together a very concise NI Massive video tutorial here for us to make good use of. It only take a minute or so to go through, but you end up learning a sound that you can use for years to come!
The base of the sound come from a two oscillator supersaw but has an additional oscillator running a Drive III wavetable to add the character. An LFO controls the cutoff of an Acid filter which is what provides the signature modulation of the bass. Add a boost to the low end EQ and you have the classic Nero Bass sound replicated! Of course, this leaves plenty of room for you to begin adding your own twists and tweaks to really make it your own sound. Try a little distortion, some cabinet modeling or a touch of noise to bring unique elements to the forefront, as well as take a little digital edge off in general.