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MASSIVE Explained

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1

    Welcome to Massive

    1:09

    Introducing the video series and summary of what will be covered.

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    Tutorial 2

    Massive Overview

    4:24

    Learn how to launch Massive in standalone mode and set up the audio and MIDI paths as well as explore the Interface and what wavetable synthesis is.

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    Tutorial 3

    Loading Presets

    9:07

    See how to choose presets via the Browser section and use attributes to narrow down your search.

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    Tutorial 4

    Navigating & Interacting

    2:28

    Discover how to use pop-up menus, mute buttons for bypassing effects and more.

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    Tutorial 5

    Introduction to Modulation

    8:52

    Explore what modulation is and how it's implemented in Massive.

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    Tutorial 6

    Signal Flow & Routing

    3:05

    Get an understanding of routing and signal flow in Massive by investigating the routing tab in the centre window.

The Synth

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    Tutorial 7

    Oscillator Section

    16:20

    Get a detailed description of Massives oscillator section and more on wavetable synthesis and how it's implemented in Massive.

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    Tutorial 8

    Modulation Oscillator

    8:49

    Explore the modulation oscillator in Massive and how to use it.

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    Tutorial 9

    Noise Section

    4:40

    Explore the uses and types of noise in Massive.

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    Tutorial 10

    Feedback Section

    5:23

    Learn what is the feedback section is and what you can use it for.

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    Tutorial 11

    Filter Section

    10:40

    Explore Massive's filter controls and types.

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    Tutorial 12

    Practical Filter Routing

    9:26

    Discover how to set up Massives filters in series and parallel modes and uses for the two different modes.

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    Tutorial 13

    Insert Effects

    17:20

    Learn about the uses and types of insert effects and how to place them at different points in the signal chain.

Output and Master Effects

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    Tutorial 14

    Amp Section

    8:07

    Learn all about amplitude modulation using LFOs, modulators and envelopes.

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    Tutorial 15

    The Master Effects Section

    11:59

    Explore Massives master effects and EQ sections and how to use them.

Modulation in Massive

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    Tutorial 16

    Envelopes

    20:15

    Discover Massives 4 envelopes and how to assign them to different synth parameters.

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    Tutorial 17

    Introducing the Modulators

    5:17

    Learn about the common controls for the modulators in Massive.

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    Tutorial 18

    The LFO

    5:58

    Explore Massives LFOs and how to assign them to synth parameters.

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    Tutorial 19

    The Stepper

    6:46

    Learn about Massives stepper modulator and how to program step sequenced rhythms.

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    Tutorial 20

    The Performer

    6:00

    Discover Massives performer modulator and how to program custom patterns.

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    Tutorial 21

    The Macro Control Section

    10:41

    See how to assign Massivee macro controls to synth parameters as well as for sidechain modulation.

The Center Pages

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    Tutorial 22

    Oscillator Page

    4:18

    Discover the controls on Massive's oscillator page.

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    Tutorial 23

    Keytracking Oscillator & FIlter

    2:34

    Watch and learn about the controls on the key tracking oscillator and filter.

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    Tutorial 24

    Voicing Page

    8:39

    Learn about the voicing page and how to create stacked

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    Tutorial 25

    Global Page

    3:17

    Explore the global page and it's features and functions.

This definitive series from MASSIVE guru Laurence Holcombe of Rebel Sonix is going to work you out and turn your brain into a massive pool of knowledge about this incredible virtual instrument! If you use MASSIVE, this series is a must have.

Laurence starts from the beginning covering topics such as window overviews, loading presets, navigating, and signal flow and routing. He then goes deeper with in-depth tutorials about the different sections of the synth, like the oscillator, modulation, noise, feedback, filter and then shows you how to use effects, LFO's, macro control and much, much more.

Native Instruments MASSIVE is truly an awesome virtual instrument heard on tons of tracks on the radio and in clubs. If you want that massive sound, get "MASSIVE Explained" today.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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    Ready to get Massive? This definitive series from MASSIVE guru Laurence Holcombe of Rebel Sonix is going to work you out and turn your brain into a massive pool of knowledge about this incredible virtual instrument! If you use MASSIVE, this series is a must have.

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    Are you an aspiring electronica producer? Want to know how they get those sounds on all the chart hits? This series from MASSIVE guru Laurence Holcombe of Rebel Sonix will show you the tricks of the sonic trade and get you those sounds you're after in under an hour!

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    Mastering EDM in the Box

    Do you have a killer EDM song that’s ready to go, but needs that extra something before it’s ready for all the world’s dance floors? In this video tutorial series dance music guru Laurence Holcombe shows you how to polish your dance track, giving it that extra pump and sheen to really stand out amongst the sea of EDM tracks.

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MASSIVE Explained is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Fast and detailed enough. The perfect tutorial to get started and know everything about every single knob and tabs on this synth.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Video Tutorials Great video tutorials for getting started with Massive.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very thorough explanation of Massive It really opened my eyes to the scope of this synth. My only criticism is that for me, he could set up better sounds rather than randomly setting up controls on the fly. I think that would show us more of the synth's sonic potential. It would take more time to create since he'd have to create the sounds beforehand so that he could recreate them on the video. Also for me, I'd prefer for him to slow down a bit as he shows the range of some of the controls rather than so quickly going from the one extreme on the knob to the other. But, over all, if you want to learn the features of Massive, this is for you.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent course! You get all informationin detail to use this software as a profesional.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tutorial series! Best tutorial series available for mastering Native Instrument's MASSIVE. A+
Date published: 2016-04-22
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