Mo Volans is world class musician, writer and music software professional whose creative contributions include original music for TV, film and recordings. His insightful writing is featured in many of the top music technology and pro audio magazines around the world.
Not big... Not huge... Nor gigantic... But MASSIVE! That’s exactly what this awesome powerhouse synth is all about! However, a massive synth needs a bit of massive explaining. That’s why we handed this project over to Mo Volans; Mo knows synthesis inside out. And in this tutorial you’ll get a road map of the essential functions, routings, waveforms and modulation options that make Massive such a unique synth and a sound designer’s dream come true!
Right from the beginning you’ll learn all about Massive’s basic design and synthesis modules. Mo starts out with a look at all of this synth’s oscillators and sound generators. Next up you’ll dive into the amazing multi-mode filters, effects and master sections. Once these main features are covered, Mo makes sure that you get a deep look at Massive’s more in-depth features: the advanced envelopes, complex modulators, as well as the different performance controls that lurk beneath the virtual faceplate of this NI beast.
The second part of this tutorial digs deeper into programming. There’s no better way to learn synthesis that by watching a pro like Mo Volans take the controls and build some sonic masterpieces from scratch.
So if you’re looking to design those really big, huge, gigantic, MASSIVE sounds, sit back and learn some cool synthesis techniques from MPV’s synth expert, Mo Volans.
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Fede wrote on December 21, 2017
Very useful, I definitely recommend it to every beginner Massive user!
Badmac Music wrote on April 27, 2016
At first I was afraid, I was petrified of Massive. But after learning that all my favorite EDM producers swear by it to create their fat, crazy bass sounds, I decided to face my fears and tackle it head on. Thanks to Mo's wonderfully informative tutorial, I'm now able to find my way around this powerful synthesizer and already I'm making sounds that go "womp-womp" in the night! 5-stars!
Ru Binkis wrote on June 20, 2015
When i first opened this instrument i thought to myself, "I'll never have a chance at understanding any of this." But thank goodness for this tutorial!
Martin wrote on April 29, 2015
I love the way Mo is going through courses in general. The Maschine 101 was the first tutorial that I saw and this is my second. He is really a great tutor and I am looking forward to other courses put together by him.
One negative aspect of this course, in the end it felt to me that time seemed to be running out. Things hadn't been explained and where kind of skipped through or hopped over a little too quickly. I had to look them up via google and other tutorials. But other than that I loved this course! Thank you for this great tutorial. Love and Peace!
Brock wrote on March 21, 2015
This 200 level Massive tutorial act more as an introductory 100 level course into Native Instruments Massive software. This course gives you a great outline on how to interact with Massive when synthesizing your new sounds. Would have liked to see more in-depth coverage on parameters and sound design. Looking forward to the 300 level Massive Dubstep course to specifically cover this area.
Dell Little wrote on January 21, 2015
Solid look under the hood on Massive. This in combination to breaking down a lot of the presets helps complete the process.
Zyhon wrote on January 11, 2015
Very good course for understanding the basis of Massive. The walk through make the software less intimidating and very enjoyable. I learned everything I needed to start creating my own sounds. Thanks very much for this course.
Shelton Summons wrote on September 1, 2014
This is a pretty great way to be introduced to all the sections of Massive. I wish the Author would have spent a little time in the routing section and even if it was a short example of the benefits of being about to change the signal route in sound design. Overall good stuff tho!
Thomas wrote on August 26, 2014
Very educative and informative course. I like it very very much! Need to watch more....
Jordan wrote on August 2, 2014
Great basic introduction to Massive. Covers just about all of the functions without getting caught up with too many of the non-essential details.