Pro Tips for Parallel Filter Routing in Massive
In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works shows how to get the most out of the parallel filter routing in Massive. Breathe new life into any sound!
I love using the parallel filter routing in Massive. I often use it as a way of creating some unique character to my sounds.
Massive’s filters aren’t that complex. Most of the filter types only give you two different controls, a cut off knob and a resonance knob. The real magic with the filters inside of Massive happens at the routing stage.
There are two ways to route the incoming signals from the oscillators; serial mode and parallel mode. The parallel filter routing in Massive allows you to independently filter the oscillators from each other using two different filters. Make sure the mix knob is set to the middle point on the filter output for a true parallel setting!
In this video example, I used a second filter to add some new frequencies to the sound that otherwise would not have been present only using one filter. You can apply this idea to bass sound, leads and plucks. Take for instance a bass sound, you can set up the second filter to either remove or boost certain frequencies to strengthen the overall sound.