How to Use the Multi-Output Feature in Reaktor's Massive Groovebox Ensemble
There have been a couple of versions of Reaktor’s Massive groovebox ensemble over the years, and one of the coolest features that keeps it in the arsenal of many producers is the ability to route the individual channels within the synth to their own tracks in a DAW for recording and mixing. This adds a greater amount of control over your sounds and how they end up being used in the final mix. Much like recording drums in a multi-track session, the reasons why you would need this much control are many. It’s an easy process and you will be glad you know how to implement it the next time one of your projects could benefit from it.
In this video tutorial, things may look a little different than what you see on your own screen. Both Reaktor and Massive have received updates since this was made, but the only real difference in the workflow is that the output settings are now found on the right-hand side of Massive’s interface window. It is a more streamlined and accessible location, making your job just that much easier. Other than that, Reaktor’s Massive groovebox ensemble is the same, in regards to what is showcased in this lesson.
The DAW used in this example is Logic Pro, but any DAW can provide you with the same results. First, some new auxiliary tracks need to be created. Then, you need to assign each of the six channels in Reaktor’s Massive groovebox ensemble to the corresponding auxiliary tracks. You should have an option of routing to single channels in your DAW for a mono set up or two for a stereo set up. You may also want to consider using only mono channels in your DAW, and panning them left or right to accomplish a similar result. Once this has been done, you can peak at the Structure Window and see how the routing matches up.
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