Nizmo Drone Bass Tutorial for NI Massive
This bass is absolutely wicked! Nizmo has really nailed it with this sound, and scores extra points with us for sharing it with the community of NI Massive out there!
[aside title=”Now That’s Sound Design!“] Good knowledge, brilliant macro programming and free-form jamming is a recipe for sonic success![/aside]
Sometimes the best sounds come out of a totally organic jam session, as this drone bass example did. Simple, catchy and incredibly flexible, this type of sound can be used in such a wide range of music that it’s almost ridiculous. As he mentioned in the original notes over on his YouTube channel NizmoTutorials you should try rocking this with a nice sub bass under it. If you head over there to check out the rest of his stuff, you can grab this preset as a free download and find links to other sounds and some of his social profiles, as well.
Combining three wavetables not normally used together ends up creating a very cool sound on its own, but then add to that some phasing through the Modulation OSC, a scream filter and a dimension expander and you have the beginnings of something even better. Intelligent macro programming provides the flexibilty mentioned earlier, and some subtle LFO action really adds a certain kind of movement and development that rounds it all out. All in all, this is a great example of how to quickly create a sound, and with very little effort, begin to shape and mold it with NI Massive until it is something special.
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