Create a Vintage Mono Lead In NI Massive
In this tutorial, YouTube user aaronCRUSH walks us through how to create a 90’s vintage mono lead in Massive in under 5 minutes.
Vintage things are great. Vintage guitars, vintage mix consoles, vintage synths and yes, even vintage mono leads made by using modern software synthesizers. I know there is a fair bit of irony in that statement, but in this tutorial aaronCRUSH walks you through how to make a great vintage mono lead in Massive that is reminiscent of Dr. Dre’s iconic sound from the 90’s. You can think of this sound as the ancestor to lazer sounds that are used in dubstep and trap today.
I liked this tutorial for two reasons. First, it takes less than 5 minutes to create a killer lead and second, it made me realize that always going for ultra-modern sounds may not be what a mix calls for. I also love how he gives us a demo of the vintage mono lead in a current sounding production. Even though the vintage mono lead in this tutorial is a hip hop oriented sound, it can obviously be used affectively in other genres.
So the next time you’re trying to create a memorable lead sound for your next banger, keep in mind that vintage things like this vintage mono lead can be really useful in making your music stand out. It worked for Dr. Dre in the 90’s and it may just work for you now.