Learn Essential NI Massive Synth Skills In This Video

Harness the power and potential of NI's workhorse synth Massive to make everything from huge basses to scary leads.  

Native Instruments' Komplete 11 is one of the most, well, complete music-making software bundles around. In this short video from the course Komplete 11 101: Komplete's Synths Explored, NI product specialist Matt Cellitti gets to grips with one of the standout synths from Komplete, the aptly-named Massive. 

A mainstay of EDM production for many years and also the source of more than a few dubstep bass signature sounds, Massive is truly an awesome synth. In this video, Matt gives you a walkthrough of the structure of the synth, explaining its sections and features and how these can be used to create everything from huge basses and searing leads through to fat pads and spiky textures. Check out the rest of the videos in the course for much more on all the great synths you get in Komplete 11. 

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Komplete 11 101: Komplete's Synths Explored

Native Instruments’ Komplete needs no introduction… Chances are you already own it, and if you don’t, it must surely be at the top of your shopping list. It is probably the most versatile audio software bundle money can buy, but its selection of plugins is so wide it can be very intimidating to know where to start. Thankfully, Native Instruments Product Specialist Matt Cellitti is here to help you fully understand Komplete’s flagship synthesizers.

In this course, Matt shares his deep knowledge of NI Komplete synthesizers. He starts by revealing how to master the king of monophonic synths, Monark. You learn all about its oscillators, filters and modulators, and you discover why it’s the best emulation of the Minimoog available today.

The extremely popular Massive is next on the list. After giving an overview of what Massive can do, Matt shows how to use this plugin to create everything from ambient pads to extremely aggressive leads. Matt then gets digital with the awesome FM8 and dives deep into the intricacies of FM synthesis. You also discover the immense sonic potential of Absynth 5. As you will see and hear, this semi-modular is perfect for creating otherworldly pads and evolving soundscape... or simple bass and leads if you wish. And last but certainly not least, Matt gives a good overview of the infinite power offered by Reaktor and its ever-expanding library.

After “kompleting” this course, not only will you have a very good understanding of Komplete’s main synths, but you will also have a good understanding of every type of synthesis in general (subtractive, wavetable, FM, and beyond).

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Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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