Producing a Dubstep Bass in Massive with Performer
An interesting look at using the Performer feature in NI Massive to create unique basslines and sequences for your music. It also shows how to easily layer two Massive instruments together for a bigger sound.
[aside title=”Easy Automation!“] No matter how you use NI Massive, the Performer is one of the easiest ways to automate![/aside]
YouTube user SKETIMUSIC has taken the time to share how he goes about using the Performer to achieve some automated sequences from the sound he creates in NI Massive. He starts with a sound that is generated from one oscillator, but really any sound can be used because it’s the ideas behind using the Performer that is most important in this lesson. He quickly boost the volume a bit through the main Amp Envelope, and then moves onto adding a couple of filters to the mix. Both a Lowpass filter and a highpass filter are them manipulated by a Performer sequence over time to create movement and development in very simple approach to automation within Massive.
Another area of focus in this video tutorial is the idea of layering two instances of Massive together to get a much bigger, much more complex sound for your productions. SKETI is using Logic Pro as his DAW and also shows off a plugin called Ohmicide, but you do not need either fo these to apply the same ideas to your music. Really, any DAW will work and there are dozens of great distortion plugins out there, Ohmicide just happens to be a rather powerful multi-band approach to beefing up your sounds. But in the end it is all about what you have to work with and what sounds good.
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