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How to make Massive sound more analog

How to make Massive sound more analog People tend to say, that Massive does not sound “real” enough to use it for Melodic Techno or other analog influenced genres. While it will never reach an original Moog for example, there are ways to make it sound closer to the synths it was derived from. Here is a Pro-Tip from producer and synth enthusiast James Wiltshire: Step 1: In Massive´s LFO5, we blend a sine wave with a hint of noise and use that to modulate Osc 1 pitch very slightly. Step 2: LFO 6 is used to gently waver Osc...

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Sound Design Ideas: How to create a Stephan Bodzin Bass or Lead

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A More "Basic" Version In this session above, Francois shows how to recreate a Stephan Bodzin Bass / Lead sound with Sylenth1 and Ableton and goes through different production and sound design techniques. Resources / Files:  Check out: Analog Deep Techno Bundle Full Course: Analog Melodic Techno Track from Start to Finish Advanced Version  We had a very helpful addition to creating typical Stephan Bodzin sounds by user "M4l731". Here's how he achieved the sounds - there's a soundcloud example in the end of the text - the text is quoted from a youtube comment and slightly edited: "Let me put some more tips on...

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Top 10 Most Popular VST Instruments (2018)

10: Native Instruments FM8 This great sounding FM synth was used by Skrillex. FM8 is probably not a synth for beginners, as it takes a while to get your head around FM synthesis. Nevertheless it's still a great synth used by plenty of pros. Pro's + great presets+ ability to morph patches+ great arpeggiator Cons – no "sample import" option– FM synthesis isn't easy (probably not a synth for beginners)    9: Spire Spire is an awesome additive hybrid synth. It sounds very modern and punchy and has a lot of great presets. Our only wish is that it would have...

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Quicktip: Panning Drums for a cleaner Mix

Quicktip: Panning Drums for a cleaner Mix Although we might have the feeling these days, that drum machines, kick generator VSTs and percussion samples & loops of all kinds have been around forever, they have all been modeled after a real drum kit one day. Most producers know, how a fat kick has to sound or how to EQ a snare to make it pop, but without the understanding of how a drum kit is played, miced up and mixed, fundamental basics of drum sounds are simply lost. In many modern genres that does not really matter, because music is...

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3 Trap Beats in under 30 minutes

Tutorial: 3 Trap Beats in under 30 minutes In this video, Borys is going to show you how to make beats like Migos "Walk It Talk It" in Ableton Live 10. We’re going to go through all the sounds necessary to make this beat. Then we’ll talk about making melodies with a free synth sound. After that, we will show you the rhythm patterns to use when drum programming. We’ll talk about making hi-hats and kick-snare patterns. We're going to make another trap beat using a synth preset in Ableton Live. Tutorial Table of Contents: 00:16 Starting with the first...

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