Recreating the Deadmau5 Veldt Pluck using NI Massive
This tutorial looks at creating the NI Massive Veldt Pluck which is an accurate reconstruction of the pluck used by the artist Deadmau5!
In this tutorial, YouTube user TuenStudios shows how to recreate the NI Massive Veldt Pluck which is reminiscent of the pluck used by the artist Deadmau5. This pluck is a fairly accurate recreation of the original sound, but you need to skip to the end of the video to hear the example.
Start the NI Massive Veldt Pluck by changing the Pitch of OSC1 to -12.00 (an octave). Assign OSC1 a Square-Saw II WaveTable and then route OSC1 to Filter 1. Filter 1 should be given a Lowpass 4 filter, and the mix should be boosted.
Route Envelope 1 to modulate the Cutoff of Filter 1. The NI Massive Veldt Pluck’s Envelope 1 should be set to have the attack all the way down, while the release is set all the way up. Also, slightly bring down the decay and it’s level.
Under the Voicing tab, make sure you have Unisono set to 2. Turn the pan position on, and set the slider in the middle between left and mono. The Pitch Cutoff should be set to 0.50, and then the slider should be set in-between left and the middle. Under the Oscillator tab, set Glide to Equal. Change the Up Pitchbend to -.13, and the Down to 0. Then enable Mono.
Add a Delay to the FX1 slot of the NI Massive Veldt Pluck. Bring the Dry/Wet to about 9, set the Damp all the way up, and slightly boost the feedback. Fx2 should be given a Reverb, with they Dry/Wet set to about 10% and the Density and Color turned all the way up. EQ should have a boost in the High Shelf, Frequency, and Boost. Next, you want to add a Filter to Insert 1. Bring the Lp all the way up, and lower the Hp all the way down.