The Secrets of Velocity, Keytracking and Trigger Random Part 4
In the final part of this month’s series Johnny creates a cool rhythmic patch while using the keytracking and trigger random to spice things up.
Creating Arps and rhythmic patches in Massive isn’t the easiest thing to do. One feature on Massive users wish list, if it ever gets a major update, would be an arpeggiator, but if you’re willing to dig in a little bit and get creative, you can make some pretty convincing arp sequences especially if you modulate using one of the internal macros like keytracking or trigger random.
Massive’s performer tabs are where you go in the synth to create rhythmic effects. You create a step sequence or a performance sequence and then modulate that at a destination like the filter cutoff frequency or an oscillator’s amp or anywhere you heart desires. Massive does have a cool feature within the performer tabs called “Random” which allows you to create random performances with a click of a button. Instead of creating your own performance patterns in the performer tab from scratch you can use the random button as a great starting point for new patterns.
Taking the sound one step further, you can use the key tracking and trigger random macros to modulate your step sequence or performance to add some depth to your sound you couldn’t otherwise achieve.
After these last four videos in Massive, hopefully you can now use the internal macros (Velocity, Keytracking and Trigger Random) to add some unique twists to your sounds.