Learn How To Make A Plucky Chill Out Arp in Massive
Learn how to make a beautiful, plucky chill out arp in Massive. It will fit well with a lot of genres and can easily be changed into a lead.
This Chill Out arp in Massive is made up to two instances of the SQU-SAW I wavetable. To help thicken up the sound, you can detune each Oscillator in opposite directions.
To create an arpeggiated sequence in Massive, you have to use Steppers. In case you’re new to Massive, they are embedded in the LFO tabs. You can select from LFO, Performer or Stepper. It helps to combine the Stepper with an instance of the Performer modulating a destination like the Cut Off filter. This will help add some variation to your sound, and in this instance, create a envelope type effect that establishes the plucky nature of this Chill Out arp in Massive.
To get the Stepper to change the pitch of the sound, you need to modulate the pitch of your Oscillator(s). Johnny uses the LFO6 tab to activate the first Stepper instance and modulates the pitch of both Oscillator 1 and 2 by 12. He then takes that idea a step further by creating another instance of the Stepper and using it to dial in some different settings. This will help add some slight variation to the sequence and make it more interesting.
Check out the video to hear the plucky Chill Out arp in Massive and some tips and tricks on how you can make the sound more expressive!