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Postby futures_untold » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:50 pm

The NI Massive Questions & Answers Thread

This thread has been created to discuss Native Instruments Massive. Feel free to post any questions or tips you have regarding Massive below. Links to useful Massive resources and tutorials appreciated! :)

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Official Forum - http://www.native-instruments.com/forum ... php?f=133/

Lots of Tutorials

http://www.massivesynth.com/category/tutorials/

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Useful Threads About NI Massive

General Tips on Using Massive

Lots of Video Tutorials
Massive's 'Glide' Controls Explained
Massive's 'Macro' Controls Explained


Bass Techniques Using Massive

Finding a Pure Sinewave for Bass
Parallel Routing a Sine Bass
Dark Bass Tutorial 1
Dark Bass Tutorial 2
Filthy Bass Tips
Custom Bass Oscillators Tutorial


Troubleshooting Massive

Resolving Clicking Noises
Saving Massive Patches In Logic Problem
Removing Sine Undertones from Sound

Many thanks to SilentK for compiling this list of threads!

breakitdown wrote:List of tutorials on the blog thus far!

Plenty more to come in the new year - including a new signed in members section with forum.



Shuffled LFO with NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/s ... i-massive/

Saw Trance Lead
http://www.massivesynth.com/video-2/fl- ... ance-lead/

What are KTR,VEL, TrR, AT ?
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/m ... r-vel-trr/

Using Macros controls
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/m ... s-massive/

Hi hat patterns with the noise OSC and performer Module
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/c ... s-massive/

Scream filter and freq shift effect
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/h ... ft-effect/

Vocal wobble
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/v ... s-massive/

Making Osc’s out of white noise
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/c ... s-massive/

How to browse custom banks in NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/b ... s-massive/

Hidden Modulators in NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/h ... s-massive/

Dark Gritty Bass stab
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/d ... -tutorial/

808 kick drum emulation with NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/e ... m-massive/

Wavetable shaping, freq shift and osc cross fades
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/s ... rossfades/

Performance editor video tutorial
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/p ... i-massive/

How to make dutch house leads
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/d ... use-leads/

A better default patch
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/d ... -tutorial/

Analogue emulation with NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/n ... n-massive/

Wavetables for nasty basslines
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/t ... ass-lines/

Using the stepper modulator
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/s ... y-massive/

Using envelopes
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/e ... ate-sound/

Using Noise to create atmosphere
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/n ... tmosphere/

Massive crashing Ableton, Logic and Cubase
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/m ... ubase-fix/

Using Noise to create atmosphere
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/n ... tmosphere/

Turntable scratching effect
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/t ... t-massive/

CPU overload fix
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/n ... -overload/

TST 13 part dubstep wobble tutorial
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/t ... -tutorial/

Dub techno tutorial
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/d ... -tutorial/


Great post, thanks! :)
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Postby victoryaloy » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:33 pm

i'd like to see some really unusual.. but nice sounding patches!!

I always tend to keep things simple.. which isn't a bad thing..
but i'm curious to see how crazy it can get! :P
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Postby samurai » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:44 pm

my question is why does the NI service center suck so many balls? i can't even update massive because of it. it is the biggest piece of shit ever.
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Postby futures_untold » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:54 pm

1st Question > By layering all three oscillators and using the modulators on the oscillators wavetable positions, you'll achieve some pretty complex stuff. Further to this, you may want to modulate on LFO to change between shape A and shape B at the same time as getting faster and slower. Finally, chuck a delay unit over the master lol. 8)

2nd Question > I've no idea sadly. Maybe ignore the service centre and get help from foums like this instead? Or you could use a different synth. Image
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Postby victoryaloy » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:13 pm

futures_untold wrote:1st Question > By layering all three oscillators and using the modulators on the oscillators wavetable positions, you'll achieve some pretty complex stuff. Further to this, you may want to modulate on LFO to change between shape A and shape B at the same time as getting faster and slower. Finally, chuck a delay unit over the master lol. 8)


modulating wavetable position is sick.. I'll have to try modulating between A and B.
I just see a lot more going on in the presets that I see in my patches..
and it got me curious to see what others are doing!
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Postby rekstep » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:21 am

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Postby Mortal » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:49 am

Image

opens up a whole new area of sounds...for anyone who doesnt know or hasnt tried it :wink:
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Postby victoryaloy » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:46 am

Mortal wrote:Image

opens up a whole new area of sounds...for anyone who doesnt know or hasnt tried it :wink:



i've experimented with those setting.. but what exactly are they doing? I hate messing with stuff if I don't know how it is effecting the sound.
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Postby Rekah » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:28 am

:n: futures untold - master of the useful threads :n:
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Postby justlistening » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:30 pm

delete :o
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Postby DZA » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:40 pm

justlistening wrote:FOR EVERYONE LOOKING FOR MASSIVE ON PC.........
ENJOY


Dont post cracked software dickhead
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Postby qwaycee_ » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:54 pm

justlistening wrote:FOR EVERYONE LOOKING FOR MASSIVE ON PC.........

BUY IT AND ENJOY


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Postby justlistening » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:13 am

thought i was helping out. oh well
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Postby amphibian » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:36 am

Harpolodic - one of the most complex, but also (imo) the most beautiful preset in massive. That synth in itself inspired me to write a song for my missus :P
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Postby breakitdown » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:32 am

List of tutorials on the blog thus far!

Plenty more to come in the new year - including a new signed in members section with forum.



Shuffled LFO with NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/s ... i-massive/

Saw Trance Lead
http://www.massivesynth.com/video-2/fl- ... ance-lead/

What are KTR,VEL, TrR, AT ?
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/m ... r-vel-trr/

Using Macros controls
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/m ... s-massive/

Hi hat patterns with the noise OSC and performer Module
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/c ... s-massive/

Scream filter and freq shift effect
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/h ... ft-effect/

Vocal wobble
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/v ... s-massive/

Making Osc’s out of white noise
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/c ... s-massive/

How to browse custom banks in NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/b ... s-massive/

Hidden Modulators in NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/h ... s-massive/

Dark Gritty Bass stab
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/d ... -tutorial/

808 kick drum emulation with NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/e ... m-massive/

Wavetable shaping, freq shift and osc cross fades
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/s ... rossfades/

Performance editor video tutorial
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/p ... i-massive/

How to make dutch house leads
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/d ... use-leads/

A better default patch
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/d ... -tutorial/

Analogue emulation with NI Massive
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/n ... n-massive/

Wavetables for nasty basslines
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/t ... ass-lines/

Using the stepper modulator
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/s ... y-massive/

Using envelopes
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/e ... ate-sound/

Using Noise to create atmosphere
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/n ... tmosphere/

Massive crashing Ableton, Logic and Cubase
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/m ... ubase-fix/

Using Noise to create atmosphere
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/n ... tmosphere/

Turntable scratching effect
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/t ... t-massive/

CPU overload fix
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/n ... -overload/

TST 13 part dubstep wobble tutorial
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/t ... -tutorial/

Dub techno tutorial
http://www.massivesynth.com/tutorials/d ... -tutorial/
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Postby Ldizzy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:43 pm

Anyone else mangles with the POS setting of the lfo modulators? i tend to do this an aweful lot...
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Postby ChadDub » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Can someone tell me how to automate knobs so that it continues modulating through the whole sequence, instead of restarting after every note? Yes, I am using FL. Don't hate.
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Postby Ldizzy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:24 am

there is a restart button.its exactly what it does.
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Postby Fbac » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:09 pm

Thanks for post (: nice compile!
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Postby djdeadb3ats » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:25 am

how to draw in envelopes ??I couldn't find it and got board of looking
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