Massive Trap Tutorial: Design Trap Sounds with Massive
- 5 hours on-demand video
- 44 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Design your own trap sounds with Massive
- Learn the sound design techniques used in trap style patches
- Choose wavetables, set up filter routing, apply modulation, control insert and master effects
- Recreate sounds used by Trap artists such as Flosstradamus, RL Grime, DJ Snake, Bro Safari, and more
- Explore in-depth subtractive synthesis techniques
- Apply automation inside your DAW
- Sample vocals and play them like a MIDI Instrument
- Never buy third-party preset packs again!
- Native Instruments' "Massive" VST
In this course, I will teach you how to design Trap sounds from the ground up using Native Instruments' Massive virtual analog synthesizer. In the process, you will become a master of this powerful software synthesizer!
Become a pro Trap Music DJ or Producer by mastering the tricks and techniques of top Trap artists such as Flosstradamus, Bro Safari, RL Grime, Diplo, DJ Snake, and more.
Using 44 high definition video lectures, I will show you exactly how producers and DJs build Trap patches using Massive.
I will teach you how to design dirty basses, huge leads, powerful plucks, trap drums, crazy FX patches, and much more.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the building blocks of specific sounds
- Imagine a sound and design it from the ground up
- Choose wavetables and oscillator modes
- Set up different filter routings
- Create modulation routings including sidechaining modulation
- Control the signal flow of your patch
- Set up insert and master FX
- Set up the noise generator and feedback controls
- Building and categorizing macro controls
- and much more!
You will learn how to be a Trap Music Producer by mastering Native Instruments' Massive.
I'll walk you through designing more than 40 trap patches step-by-step. Using plain english, I will show you exactly how to design patches used by professional DJs and Producers for their tracks. For each lecture, I'll also include the Massive preset file we create together for your reference or for use in your own productions.
That means you'll get more than 40 FREE Massive presets!
I'll also provide several bonus lectures showing you how to apply modulation to your patches inside your host DAW as well as sampling vocals.
If you have ever wondered how Trap artists create sounds, this course will show you exactly that.
If you're just getting started with Massive, you will feel right at home with this course. If you are a more experienced producer, you will learn tons of new tricks and techniques I've developed over the years.
You will be able to do things with Massive you never imagined possible.
After taking my course, you'll be able to call yourself a pro Trap producer. Plus you'll receive a verifiable certificate of completion from Udemy, showing your new expertise.
If you want to make Trap Music with Massive, this course is for you.
- Aspiring Trap DJs and Producers
- Trap music fans
In this lecture, I provide a brief introduction to the course style, structure and approach.
A few things to remember:
- Feel free to post any questions, comments, or concerns in the discussion area for each lecture. I try to answer all questions within 1-2 days.
- All of the preset files we design can be found in the "Resources" section of each lecture. Download them and load them into Massive to follow along, or feel free to use them in your tracks!
- Once you've gotten a feel for the course, please take a minute to rate and/or review the course. This helps prospective students know what they're getting into!
- Don't skip the quizzes at the end of each section. They take just a few minutes and it's really good to reinforce what you've just learned.
- Have fun, learn, and grow. We're all here to learn together so have fun and work hard!
You can also download the entire preset pack using the zip file below.
Oh, and you can find out a bit more about me in the external resources below. Stay in touch!
In this lecture, we'll design a standard subbass patch using a sine wave oscillator with an envelope to modulate the pitch.
In this lecture, we'll design a distorted bass patch using unisono pitch spread and a classic tube distortion.
In this lecture, we'll design another distorted bass patch using the sine shaper insert effect, classic tube distortion in the master effects section, and feedback routing.
In this lecture, we'll design a bass patch using an inverted, slow-attack envelope on the global amplitude.
In this lecture, we'll design a new bass patch with a digital wavetable oscillator. We'll also use the performer modulation source to modulate the drive of a parabolic shaper insert effect as well as the amplitude of the feedback loop.
In this lecture, we'll design a vocal/formant bass patch using an LFO to modulation the cutoff frequency of a scream filter. We'll also introduce the concept of the internal envelope inside the LFO which we'll use to internally modulate the rate of that LFO.
In this lecture, we'll design a formant bass using a few new wavetable oscillators such as the F-Saw and the Hard Sync oscillator. We'll also introduce the different oscillator modes and use modulation envelopes to modulate intensity knobs in the different oscillators.
In this lecture, we'll design a gregorian choir patch using a few vocal-type oscillator wavetables. We'll modulate the pitch using envelopes and we'll modulate the wavetable position using an LFO. I'll also show you how keytracking works by demonstrating keytracking on the daft filter.
In this lecture, we'll create a lead sound using the square-saw wavetable. We'll set up an envelope to move from the sawtooth wave to the square wave. We'll also use that same envelope to drop the pitch of that oscillator. Finally, we'll set up a macro control to adjust the detune parameter of the different voices.
In this lecture, we'll design another pluck sound. We'll introduce the concept of using multiple rows in the performer and how to switch between rows using an envelope. We'll also create a multi-tonal pluck using the stepper. We'll add several macro controls to the different parameters to gain better control of the patch.
In this lecture, we'll design a spooky ghost FX patch using the melanchromatic oscillator wavetable. We'll modulate the oscillator intensity knob using an envelope and also modulate the reverb size with that same envelope. We'll also introduce the concept of adding tonal chords to a patch by setting up oscillators and then controlling their amplitudes with a macro control.
In this lecture, we'll design a snare drum patch using a triangle waveform and a bright noise generator. We'll set up a scream filter as well as a few insert effects and we'll use the performer to modulate the color of the noise generator. We'll also use the stepper to function as a gate on the amplitude of the noise generator.
In this lecture, we'll design the lead patch from the song, "Wylin" by Paper Diamond & LOUDPVCK. We'll use the Roughmath II wavetable and a sawtooth oscillator, both with some upward pitch modulation. We'll send them through a bandpass filter and add a bit of distortion.
In this lecture, we'll design the hover pad sound from the song, "Pillz" by Flosstradamus. We'll set up some sawtooth oscillators, multiple voices with detune, and a bit of the bright noise generator. I'll also show you how to create a simple tremolo effect by routing an LFO to the sustain level of the global envelope.
In this lecture, we'll design the lead patch from the song, "Core" by RL Grime. We'll use the melomantic wavetable oscillator and send it through a bandpass filter. We'll modulate the pitch using an envelope. I will also demonstrate the difference between the three traversal modes in the voicing section of the global window.
In this lecture, we'll design the lead patch from the song, "Bend Ova" by DJ Snake & Lil Jon. We'll set up two sawtooth oscillators an octave apart and we'll detune them like crazy. We'll modulate the pitch of the oscillators using a quick decay envelope and we'll add a bit of reverb.
In this bonus lecture, I will walk you through the process of adding automation to your synth patches using Logic Pro X. Although you may use another DAW, the principles are likely very similar. I'll show you how to choose the automation parameter, draw in automation lines and curves, and how to switch between automation parameters. We'll look at the importance of setting up macro controls when it comes to automation.
In this bonus lecture, I will walk you through the process of sampling a vocal audio file and playing it as a MIDI instrument. I'll show you how to select a section of an audio file and convert it into a sample zone inside Logic's EXS24 Sampler Instrument. I'll also show you how to tidy up the sampler instrument by adjusting the envelope and voicing parameters. Finally, we'll create our own modulation routing module, where we will modulate the pitch of the sample using an envelope.
Oh, and did someone say, "Turn Down For What!"?
In this lecture, I say "Thank you!" That's pretty much it. Oh, I also ask you to review the course. It is really helpful to me as your humble instructor, and also to other students who are considering enrolling. It takes just a few seconds and it means a lot to me!
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Take Care and Make Great Music,