Bass, Massive Tutorials
Pro Tips for Tighter Bass Sounds in Massive
Echo Sound Works gives you three tips and tricks to help make better basses in Massive. These tips will work with a lot of genres!
Have you ever made a played a bass preset in Massive that was almost present enough to cut through the mix and support the low end of your track, but it just fell short? Usually, I would go for some third party plugins at that point, but there are three things you can do inside the synth to get tighter bass sounds in Massive.
One of the hardest parts of the mix to get to sit right is the bass frequency content. This is partly because the stereo field in the mix becomes cluttered in the middle. Typically, you will have your bass, kick and vocals all positioned in the center of the mix. Sometimes the bass will struggle to stand out.
Here’s how you can get tighter bass sounds in Massive using three tricks:
1.) Make sure you have a good starting point – By that I mean your sound has to be solid to begin with otherwise these tricks won’t have the same level of results.
2.) Apply selective pitch envelope modulation – Apply an envelope that modulates the pitch of one of the oscillators. Choose an oscillator that doesn’t make up the bulk of the sound.
3.) Finally, to make tighter bass sounds in Massive you can use BOTH insert effects to add a little warmth and roundness. Use 2 different distortion effects like the hard clipper or the sine shaper to do this.
Check out the video to hear how these tips can make tighter bass sounds in Massive.
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