Using Massive to Create a Trance Pluck
In this tutorial we look at creating a quick and easy Trance Pluck using NI Massive!
In this tutorial, Youtube User K0SM0SKAT details how she created her Trance Pluck sound using NI Massive. It’s a quick and wonderful Trance Pluck, that can be easily modified to fit into any scenario. This patch offers a great sound with loads of room for modification. Use it in it’s default settings or customize it to fit your own needs. Whichever you choose to do, it will be hard to mess up this great patch!
Start the NI Massive Trance Pluck by changing the mode of OSC1 to Bend+. Set the Pitch to -12.04 and make sure that Wt-position, Intensity, and Amp are maxed. Assign OSC2 a Square Saw II and change the mode to Bend+. Set the Pitch of OSC2 to 12.04. Drop the Intensity to 50% and the Amp to about 75%.
Assign a Daft Filter to Filter 1. Set the Cutoff to Max and the Resonance to about 25%. Assign a Hard Clipper to Insert 1 of NI Massive Trance Pluck. Set both the Dry/Wet and Drive to about 50%. FX2 should be assigned a Reverb. Set the Dry/Wet to about 10%, leave the size in the middle, and Max both the Density and Color. For the EQ, slightly decrease the Low Shelf. Set the Boost to about 60% and set the Frequency to about 70%. Boost the High Shelf to about 70%.
The Envelopes on the NI Massive Trance Pluck play a hug role. On Envelope 1, turn the Delay all the way down. Set the Attack to about 55% and max the Attack Level. Set the Release to about 15%. For Envelope 2, turn the Delay all the ay down, and set the Attack to 25% and Max the Attack Level. Envelope 2’s release should be set about 15% as well. For Envelope 4, Set the Delay, Attack, and Decay Level all the way down. The Release of Envelope 4 should be set to about 60%. You will then want to set the Envelope to modulate some parameters. Set Envelope 1 to modulate the Cutoff of Filter 1. Set Envelope 2 to modulate the Pitch of Both OSC1 and OSC2 by an Octave. In the Voicing Tab, set the Unisono to 4. Activate the Pitch Cutoff and Pan Position.