Quick and Dirty Lead Synth in NI Massive
In this tutorial, YouTube user MassiveTutorials1 shows us how to create an NI Massive Dirty Lead Synth. This is a simple patch that packs a lot of punch!
Don’t be afraid of the simplistic nature of this patch. The NI Massive Dirty Lead is a great lead that can be translated to fit almost any genre. The sparse use of built-in effects and filters, leaves a lot of room for customization.
To start the NI Massive Dirty Lead, create a new sound and leave Oscillator 1 set to a Square Saw 1, but max out the Wt-position, Intensity, and Amp parameters. Activate OSC2, and set it’s Pitch up to +12.00 (an octave). Make sure OSC2’s Intensity and Amp parameters are cranked full, while the Wt-position is turned all the way down. OSC3 should be set the same way as OSC2.
Now in the LFO menu, attach LFO 5 to the Pitch of Oscillator 3 and modulate it +1 semitone. You will then want to turn the Rate of LFO 5 all the way up, which will help give an FM like tonality to the NI Massive Dirty Lead.
Next you will need to change the envelope. Envelope 4 should be set to have a more percussive sound. Do this by turning down both the Decay Level and Attack parameters. Follow this by modifying the voices. Under the Voicing tab, set the Unison to 2 Voices. Enable the Pan Position, and set the slider to Full.
For the effects of the NI Massive Dirty Lead, you will want to insert a Reverb into FX1. Increase the Dry/Wet to about 25%, and set the Size parameter to about 55%. Next you will want to activate the EQ, making sure to add a bit of the High Shelf.
That’s it for the NI Massive Dirty Lead. You may want to mess around and add a few more effects to this sound. Adding a Delay effect to a more percussive sound, like the NI Massive Dirty Lead Synth, usually offers a great way to increase depth and motion. Try customizing the sound and let us know if you come up with anything great!
We hope that you enjoyed this tutorial. Until next time…
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