Designing an NI Massive Vocal Growl Bass for Dubstep and Dn'B
When it comes to killer bass, this one is pretty awesome. It has a ton of character and can be customized in some very interesting ways to allow it to fit in your own projects perfectly. It’s also a wonderful example of what can be accomplished when people come together to learn and share in a community like this one. We encourage all of our members to share their own tutorials, so if you have something you feel would interest others, let us know!
This sound starts out with a Deep Throat wavetable loaded into OSC1, with the pitch dropped one octave. A Modern Talking wavetable is loaded into OSC2, also with the pitch dropped one octave. And a Gentle Speech wavetable is loaded into OSC3, the mode is set to Bend- and the pitch is dropped one octave. This gives us the core sound for our NI Massive vocal growl bass!
The sound is then routed through a Scream filter on Filter1. Keeping each of the oscillators routed to both Filter1 and Filter2, and having no filter loaded into Filter2, means that only half of the original sound generated by the oscillators will be processed by the scream filter. The filter mix output is split equally between Filter1 and Filter2. If you want the original sound to pass through Filter2, you will need to turn up the volume slider on the Filter2 panel.
An LFO is set up with a Curve1 waveform and assigned to modulate the Wt-position of both OSC1 and OSC2. Next, some Feedback is added. A Hard Clipper is inserted to give the sound a rougher edge, and a Frequency Shifter is inserted to accent some of formant frequencies. A Classic Tube amp is added to enhance the distortion and provide a little more gain. A Dimension Expander is added to make the sound much wider and deeper. And lastly, the EQ is used to finish shaping the sound.
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