Make a Noisia Reese Bassline (Leakage style) with NI Massive
Another good NI Massive Video tutorial on how to make a killer Reese style bass. This time we look at how to go about creating a Leakage Reese from Noisia, perfect for that dark Dn’B and even Neurofunk sound.
This bass is a pretty sick sound, and it is a far cry from the sound it starts with. Sometimes you end up with the best sound design sessions when you begin with a sound you normally do not use, such as the Lunacy wavetable within Native Instruments Massive. YouTube user tnt767 does a good job of explaining what he’s doing and why throughout the entire process of developing this Reese bass and that makes it pretty easy to follow for users of all experience levels. One more thing to appreciate about his approcah to this lesson is the fact that he does not use to much technical jargon, the entire tutorial is explained in simple turns with plenty of examples to illustrate his points along the way.
Beginning with setting up the instrument as a monophonic synth right from the start, he first sets the Voicing Unisono value to 2 and switches the mode to Monorotate and the trigger to Legato Triller to allow for a nice glide when moving between notes. Next a Lunacy wavetable is activated on OSC 1 the generate the base sound that will be manipulated into our Reese bass. A square wave is then added via OSC 2. Some phasing is then introduced to the sound coming from from OSC 1 through the Modulation OSC.
Next comes the addition of a Brauner Tube Amp for a boost and a touch of gentle distortion. A Dimension Expander will add a feeling of more depth, as well as spread the sound out across the stereo field significantly. Next, activate the EQ feature and take out some of the high end and mid-range to help shape the sound further. Modulating a Parabolic Shaper and a Hard Clipper (As well as the Phase knob on the Modulation OSC) help round out the sound by adding that serious grit that the bass needs at this point.
In the end, it’s a very cool sound with tons of flexibility and a huge range. If you have a sound you would like to share with the MassiveSynth community let us know by sending us a message to get the conversation started. As always, if you have a request, contact us through the website or visit our Facebook page.