In this tutorial, Echo Sound Works will show you how to make a really up front snappy bass in Massive. It’s a great top line bass!
Making a bass that cuts through the mix, but doesn’t compete with your kick, can be a real chore. This snappy bass in Massive will do just that with minimal fuss.
It’s a 3 Oscillator sound comprised of a Saw wave, Sine wave and Vulgar wave. The Saw wavetable is contributing the analog feel, the Sine is pushing some low end sub frequencies into it and the Vulgar wave gives this snappy bass in Massive a touch of digital grit.
I sent the sub Sine Oscillator (in this case OSC2) to Filter 2 so I could control it with it’s own envelope and apply a different level of Resonance to the sound.
I also used the Frequency Shifter insert effect to introduce even more low end content. The Frequency Shifter is either a subtle effect or a crazy one. The Dry Wet and Pitch knobs can vastly affect the sound.
To thicken up this snappy bass in Massive I used the Unisono Spread. If you push the cutoff too high, it will sound more like lead so I used an envelope to control the amount of spread.
Finally, I added a lot of compression/limiting to the sound outside of Massive to give it even more “Snap”.
Check out the video to hear the snappy bass in Massive!
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