How to Create a Nintendo Coin Drop in Massive

The Nintendo coin drop (as we like to call it) is an iconic gaming sound.  Recently, these type of classic, arcade-ish sounds have become a cool way to spice up your electronic productions.  Go on YouTube and search the phrase Nintendo remix – you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Take a listen to what it will sound like when we’re finished:

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Lets jump right into Massive and get started.

Step 1 – Set up your Oscillator.

We’ll only be using Osc 1.

Raise the Pitch up an octave (+12.00).  Set your Intensity to half way and turn your amp all of the way up.

Step 2 – Set up Envelope 4.

We want a quick Attack, quick Release, and moderate Decay.  Replicate the settings from the image above.

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Step 3 – Set up and route LFO 5 to Osc 1.

Set your LFO to a Square wave and turn the Rate to 12 o’clock.

Route this LFO to Osc 1 and raise it up 7 semitones (+7.00).

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Step 4 – Set up and route Performer 6 to Osc 1.

Set up Performer 6 so it creates a Square waveform over the first 2 steps.

Set your Ratio to 1/16th.

Route Performer 6 to the Pitch of Osc 1.  Lower the Pitch 5 semitones (-5.00).

Here’s what our coin drop should sound like after we’re finished:

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Wrap Up…

Incorporating quirky sounds can give your productions a big boost of character – especially when everybody can recognize and relate to those sounds.

There are many ways you could take this coin drop further! Try throwing on a Phaser and Stereo Delay to create a trippy effect. Reversing a few bits is sure to yield some interesting results as well.

We hope you found this tutorial helpful.  Be sure check back for more great articles from Samplepacks.ca!

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