In this 4 part mini series, we see how to make various Trap sounds with NI Massive. In this 4 part micro course, our resident Massive expert Jonny walks you through the steps of designing Trap style kick drum synthesis, bass sequences, super deep subs and of course those snappy snares and claps!
Drums & Bass Design Videos 1 and 2 of this mini series on Trap sound design in NI Massive focus on designing a sequenced bass pattern using the performer and stepper and a full walkthrough of designing your own kick drum.
> How to design a sequence with Massive’s on-board macro’s
> How to quickly change the pitch of your kick and bass in one go
> How to programme a bass and drums sequence in one instance of Massive
> Which effects to apply to your kick to get a solid beat
> How to design a rich and deep bass kick
> Tips on how to process the kick outside Massive
> How to use the Tube amp and noise to make a hard hitting kick
> Secret tips and tricks to help you learn synthesising Trap sounds
Sub Bass and snare design In videos 3 and 4 we’re going to take a look at creating a bone rattling sub bass and get deep into drum synthesis as we learn to programme a snare and clap.
> How to design a layered sub
> Using harmonics to create character and texture
> Which effects to use in Massive to provide more thickness and depth
> How to design punchy percussive elements
> How to process your sounds with EQ, compression and other effects
> How to sequence these sounds to keep a solid groove going