massive_midi_velocity

Why is Massive not responding to MIDI velocity (in my pianoroll)?

With some patches Massive doet not respond to velocity changes that are being inputted by the piano roll or midi keyboard. This can be a very annoying little thing taking the fun out of playing a synth really quickly. Massive is so modular and flexible some simple features are just a bit hidden. Some of[…]

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Freeware Friday: Dual Linkwitz-Riley Filters [WIN]

Christian Budde,known for his free VST’s and Synth Edit modules has a collection of very interesting plugins much like the one were discussing here today. Small, dedicated to one task and most of them do it well. It’s a typical workflow enhancer. The concept is fairly simple. It’s both a HP and LP filter. It[…]

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Freeware Friday: Smart Electronix Ambience (MAC, WIN)

A freeware reverb by the kind folks over at Smart Electronix. Ambience is a simpel yet very effective reverb with a great distinct sound. It excels at overhead miked drums – adding a silky touch. But, in all fairness, I know my readers. Overhead miked drums? Indeed, this is also a great plugin for your[…]

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Setting Up DAW Templates (workflow enhancement)

Making templates (in any form) is always a good time saver. So what makes a good template? One important aspect (and much overlooked) is to keep it open – meaning you should not add any colourisation that might not be needed. Sometimes it’s an important part of the work-flow, and you might have some distortion[…]

Use the Rack as a 3 bands EQ

Splitting frequencies in Ableton Live

Splitting Frequencies is an important element in getting a fat ominous sound.  Spreading the sound in the stereo field without losing punch, adding FX chains to different bands. It’s all possible with frequency splitting. Imagine using a bass line or other bass heavy sample in a project. You might wanna lose the rumble but excite the mids[…]

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Bass resampling Part 3

While doing my usual routine, lurking on production forums and occasionally posting about production, I got asked to do a tutorial showing my bass resampling technique. [info] Update: A list of granular tools has been added – click here [/info] So I’ve decided to split this up in 3 parts. Next part we will be using massive to[…]

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Bass resampling tutorial pt 2 (Macro automations)

While doing my usual routine, lurking on production forums and occasionally posting about production, I got asked to do a tutorial showing my bass resampling technique. [info] Update: A list of granular tools has been added – click here [/info] So I’ve decided to split this up in 3 parts. Next part we will be using massive[…]