MASSIVE Tutorial

MASSIVE Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

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    Welcome to Massive

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

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    Massive Overview

    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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    Loading Presets

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

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    Navigating & Interacting

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

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    Introduction to Modulation

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

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    Signal Flow & Routing

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

Chapter 2 : The Synth

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    Oscillator Section

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

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    Modulation Oscillator

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

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    Noise Section

    Explore the uses and types of noise in Massive.

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    Feedback Section

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

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    Filter Section

    Explore Massive's filter controls and types.

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    Practical Filter Routing

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

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    Insert Effects

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

Chapter 3 : Output and Master Effects

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    Amp Section

    Learn all about amplitude modulation using LFO’s, modulators and envelopes.

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    The Master Effects Section

    Explore Massive’s master effects and EQ sections and how to use them.

Chapter 4 : Modulation in Massive

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    Envelopes

    Discover Massive’s 4 envelopes and how to assign them to different synth parameters.

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    Introducing the Modulators

    Learn about the common controls for the modulators in Massive.

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    The LFO

    Explore Massive’s LFOs and how to assign them to synth parameters.

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    The Stepper

    Learn about Massive’s stepper modulator and how to program step sequenced rhythms.

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    The Performer

    Discover Massive’s performer modulator and how to program custom patterns.

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    The Macro Control Section

    See how to assign Massive’e macro controls to synth parameters as well as for sidechain modulation.

Chapter 5 : The Center Pages

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    Oscillator Page

    Discover the controls on Massive's oscillator page.

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    Keytracking Oscillator & FIlter

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

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    Voicing Page

    Learn about the voicing page and how to create stacked

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    Global Page

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

Product Overview


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.


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Ohio guy
Submitted 11 months ago

MASSIVE Explained

Great video thanks again to G3 and Laurence Holcombe for a great video............

I am a: Hobbyist, Studio One


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Zak Rahman
Submitted 11 months ago

Explains way more than Massive.

I chose this course in order to help learn Massive. I got far more than I bargained for. I thought I knew a fair bit about sound design. Larry Holcombe's videos taught me far more. The tutor is professional and to the point. Very easy to follow, yet doesn't skimp on any technical details.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Reaper


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Brandobrownblue
Submitted 1 year ago

Very articulate and informative

Was a great guide to learning the basics of Massive

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Ableton Live


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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 1 year ago

Really Good Tutorial !

Keep up the good work, just awesome :)


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ravechoe
Submitted 1 year ago

Super helpful to get you started on Massive

Straight to the point and good examples for what Massive can do. Covers all the key areas.

I am a: Hobbyist, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Logic Pro


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Chris Cam
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent breakdown of this massive Synth

Larry does an outstanding job on this tutorial series. He covers all of Massive's controls and guides you along in a very comprehensive and motivational way. His way of explaining is well-paced and leaves little untouched. A well deserved 5/5 Thanks, Larry

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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Gazelle
Submitted 1 year ago

Informative and lots of examples

This video series explains every page and control in Massive. It is clear and easy to follow. Furthermore, often the explanations are illustrated with some small examples. This makes clear what the effect of all the controls is and it also makes it easier to understand how all the controls might be used in practice.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Ableton Live, Logic Pro


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mightymike630
Submitted 1 year ago

very helpfull

well explained step by step


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hgutti91
Submitted 1 year ago

Great course to take you to mastery

The instructor was really enjoyable to listen to, thank you for breaking this down!

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer


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Nevee01
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent.

These tutorials show me exactly what I want to know and much, much more. Wow.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live


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Ohio guy
Submitted 11 months ago

MASSIVE Explained

Great video thanks again to G3 and Laurence Holcombe for a great video............

I am a: Hobbyist, Studio One

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Zak Rahman
Submitted 11 months ago

Explains way more than Massive.

I chose this course in order to help learn Massive. I got far more than I bargained for. I thought I knew a fair bit about sound design. Larry Holcombe's videos taught me far more. The tutor is professional and to the point. Very easy to follow, yet doesn't skimp on any technical details.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Reaper

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Brandobrownblue
Submitted 1 year ago

Very articulate and informative

Was a great guide to learning the basics of Massive

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Ableton Live

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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 1 year ago

Really Good Tutorial !

Keep up the good work, just awesome :)

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ravechoe
Submitted 1 year ago

Super helpful to get you started on Massive

Straight to the point and good examples for what Massive can do. Covers all the key areas.

I am a: Hobbyist, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Chris Cam
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent breakdown of this massive Synth

Larry does an outstanding job on this tutorial series. He covers all of Massive's controls and guides you along in a very comprehensive and motivational way. His way of explaining is well-paced and leaves little untouched. A well deserved 5/5 Thanks, Larry

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Gazelle
Submitted 1 year ago

Informative and lots of examples

This video series explains every page and control in Massive. It is clear and easy to follow. Furthermore, often the explanations are illustrated with some small examples. This makes clear what the effect of all the controls is and it also makes it easier to understand how all the controls might be used in practice.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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mightymike630
Submitted 1 year ago

very helpfull

well explained step by step

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hgutti91
Submitted 1 year ago

Great course to take you to mastery

The instructor was really enjoyable to listen to, thank you for breaking this down!

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer

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Nevee01
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent.

These tutorials show me exactly what I want to know and much, much more. Wow.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live

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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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MASSIVE Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 23 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from MASSIVE Explained Great video thanks again to G3 and Laurence Holcombe for a great video............
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Explains way more than Massive. I chose this course in order to help learn Massive. I got far more than I bargained for. I thought I knew a fair bit about sound design. Larry Holcombe's videos taught me far more. The tutor is professional and to the point. Very easy to follow, yet doesn't skimp on any technical details.
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very articulate and informative Was a great guide to learning the basics of Massive
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Good Tutorial ! Keep up the good work, just awesome :)
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super helpful to get you started on Massive Straight to the point and good examples for what Massive can do. Covers all the key areas.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent breakdown of this massive Synth Larry does an outstanding job on this tutorial series. He covers all of Massive's controls and guides you along in a very comprehensive and motivational way. His way of explaining is well-paced and leaves little untouched. A well deserved 5/5 Thanks, Larry
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Informative and lots of examples This video series explains every page and control in Massive. It is clear and easy to follow. Furthermore, often the explanations are illustrated with some small examples. This makes clear what the effect of all the controls is and it also makes it easier to understand how all the controls might be used in practice.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpfull well explained step by step
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great course to take you to mastery The instructor was really enjoyable to listen to, thank you for breaking this down!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. These tutorials show me exactly what I want to know and much, much more. Wow.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from In depth video! Massive deserves its name but thanks this video was really helpful and get me going to discover the power of massive.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very thorough A bit slow, at times dealing with very basic concepts but really comprehensive.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful, Straight to the point This tutorial provides a really straight to the point overview of MASSIVE. Every aspect of the interface is explained with several examples. Technical background info are provides as well! Worth every cent! :D
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One of the best courses on MASSIVE out there The concepts were clearly explained, with ample examples. Really liked the course.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I really dig Larry's tutorials. MASSIVE Explained is incredibly helpful! I was way behind the curve when it came to this particular synth engine. When I finally got it in my possession, I knew I was going to have a rather daunting task ahead of me with trying to learn how to navigate its powerful features. Larry's MASSIVE Explained series is quite honestly EVERYTHING you really could hope to know about this VI. He's a cool guy, is very thorough, and clearly knows and loves MASSIVE deeply. Definitely helped me a ton, and definitely recommend. His tutorial on Serum Sound Design is also great.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful like the detail explanation to allow great understanding
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Really helped my understanding of Massive Suburb series, in depth and clear also a lot of fun. Really helped my understanding of Massive, which I found daunting for so long.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Massive Knowhow Laurence is clear and concise in his explanations of Massive. He articulates the functionality of Massive so that it makes sense for anyone interested in the software. This video series is conveniently organized into small sections that describe each aspect of the software with examples of those features. This is not a course to learn about synthesis nor is it a course to teach you how to sound design with Massive. It simply taught me what all the features and parameters do and function as. And, this is exactly what I liked about this video series and is exactly what I was looking for so that I could move forward with Massive. If your a sound designer, synthesizer hobbyist, or beginner/pro musician, Massive and this video series can help you become more fluent with the software so as to be more productive. I recommend this as a must have for anyone with Massive and/or someone considering Massive.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video Tutorials Great video tutorials for getting started with Massive.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4.0 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: 2016-08-19
Rated 5.0 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 5.0 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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