How to Create a Diving Transitional Effect in Massive

September 28, 2012

Massive Fundamentals

Modern electronic music incorporates a lot of quirky effects, so it’s important to have some in your go-to arsenal of sounds.

Gear up!  Today we learn how to create a rising transitional effect in Massive.

Take a listen to the sound we’ll create:

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Getting started…

Step 1 – Set up your oscillator.

Choose the Math I waveform set to a -/+ bend.

Max out your Intensity and Amp.

Step 2 – Tweak your Amp Envelope.

Reduce your Attack and Decay Levels to about 1 o’clock.  Lengthen your Release considerably.

Step 3 – Set up your Filter.

Choose a Lowpass 2 filter.

Set your filtering algorithm to Series.  Turn your Cutoff to about 11 o’clock. Add a touch of Resonance as well.

Route Envelope 2 to the Cutoff of your filter.  Max out your range.

Step 4 –  Tweak Envelope 2.

Lengthen your Attack considerably.  Max out your Attack Level.  Set a quick Release and minimize your Decay Level.

Step 5 – Route Envelope 2 to your Oscillator.

Set your Pitch modifier to 64.00.

Step 6 – Add a Parabolic Shaper.

This will give our effect a bit of an edge.  Set your Dry/Wet mix to about 50%.  Add a touch of Drive.

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Summary

Quirky effects like this can give your beats a big boost of character when used in the right places.  Sprinkle it throughout your build ups and breakdowns – it’ll go a long way to making your tracks more complete.  Try adding some Reverb and Stereo Delay to make this effect more interesting.

 

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