A Week of Automation in NI Massive
This week we will be exploring how to go about arpeggiation and automating sequences in NI Massive.
From time to time I like to spend an entire week on one theme, and it seems to help provide a wide variety of explanations and insights as to how you can approach doing whatever it is that we are discussing that week. I receive a lot of requests for different kinds of tutorials both here on the MassiveSyth site and on the OhmLab site and I try my best to keep track of the topics that seem to be in high demand across many different genres of music and styles of production so I can select topics that will help the most folks. So this week we will be exploring how to go about arpeggiation and automating sequences in NI Massive.
Now I know there is no arpeggiate button in Massive to make this super easy like there is in many other programs, but there are several ways you can go about doing it and together we will explore several of the methods that are commonly used in music production today. My hope is that after spending a week on this we will have covered it all in such a way that each of you will be able to integrate at least one of the methods (If not all of them!) successfully into your projects.
Basically all DAWs will offer you the ability to automate parameters within NI Massive directly in your arrangement window, as well as mapping controllers to a MIDI controllers. Both of these methods give you a great amount of control over your sounds, but there are also many ways to automate things in Massive before your sounds ever get to your DAW. Now, many of you already make regular use of the LFO controllers, so we will also show how to go about using the Stepper and Performer in these lessons.
So stay tuned for several great video tutorials and walkthroughs this week, as we delve into the many ways of adding more life to your sounds through automation and, in some cases, even come close to arpeggiation with Massive. Remember, if you have a request of an artist, production style or sound design method you would like to see covered in a more in-depth approach such as this please let us know by sending us a message or leaving a comment below.