Tips and Tricks for Making A Tape Stop Effect in Massive
Echo Sound Works will show you some techniques for creating a tape stop effect in Massive. You can use this sound in a lot of different genres!
Making a tape stop effect in Massive is pretty easy to do. It’s a great sound know how to make because tape stops are used in so many different genres and can be used to help transition from section to section in your songs.
I made a brand new sound from scratch, but you could just open up any sound in Massive that you like and try setting up the Envelopes how they need to be. There are three key elements to this tape stop effect in Massive that you need to pay careful attention too.
First, the Envelopes. Creating the correct Envelope shape and modulating the pitch of the Oscillators is what introduces a change in pitch and ultimately, the tape stop effect. You have to modulate the pitch of the Oscillators downwards. Conversely, if you pitched upwards you would create a riser effect.
Second, the noise type. I used Murmur. I really like this noise type on FX sounds like tape stops in Massive because it adds a lot of cool harmonic content.
Third, the LFO performance. I used this to simulate artifacts in an audio signal. If you apply a tape stop effect to an audio file, it slows down the audio and will typically add noise and other artifacts.
Finally, if you have a MIDI/USB controller that has Aftertouch, try modulating a destination in Massive with the Aftertouch Macro.
Check out the video to hear the tape stop effect in Massive!
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