Shuffled LFO Tutorial for NI Massive
The HumanWorkshop is a wonderful project, one of my personal favorites at the moment for several reasons, and they have put together a great NI Massive video tutorial showing how to get more feel from your LFO automations.
For those of you not yet familiar with The HumanWorkshop, it is a collective of artists with it’s root’s in the Netherlands. You can find a ton of really great NI Massive tutorials as well as lessons, walkthroughs and tips on many more software programs and music production in general on their YouTube channel. This guy is very active on their channel and although he is a bit of a character (aren’t we all), he really knows his stuff! In this video he shows you how to sync up a shuffled lead with a rhythm using the LFO in Massive and Ableton Live. I highly encourage you to take the time to watch this one all the way through and begin playing around with the technique immediately following. It is just plain fun! 🙂
Below is a link to the presets used in the tutorial and a few words from the HumanWorkshop representative featured in the video. If you like this, support them! They do great things.
Basically all music that I myself prefer to listen to is not absolutely sync. By sync, I don’t mean that the sounds correspond to one another in the dimension of time. I just mean that I mostly like to listen to something thats not in the realm of being bound to the sequencing possibilities of a tr909.
Now most digital workstations support a shuffle or swing function, but then again, most virtual instruments don’t. However, since most modern virtual instruments are so diverse that you can basically do whatever you want, this problem can be solved easily. Let me demonstrate by using NI’s massive.