Strap in and gear up! We have another great sound design tutorial for you! Today we’ll take a look at how to create a dirty Datsik wobble synth in Massive. From dubstep to drum and bass, this is a great sound to have in your arsenal.
Take a listen:
Step 1 – Set up your Oscillators.
Copy the Pitch settings you see in the image below.
Set Osc1 to a Disto waveform with the Wt-position around 3 o’clock. Max out the Intensity and Amp.
Set Osc2 to a FLend I waveform with a -/+ Bend. Tweak your Amp and Wt-positions. Max out your Intensity.
For Osc3, choose a Throat waveform. Turn your Wt-position all the way down and max out your Intensity. Set your Amp to 2 o’clock.
Route all of your oscillators to F1.
Step 2 – Adjust your envelope.
Max out your Decay Level and shorten your Attack.
Step 3 – Set up your filters.
Choose a Daft Filter for Filter 1. Set your Cutoff to 11 o’clock and add a touch of resonance.
Choose a Highpass filter for Filter 2. Set your Cutoff to 9 o’clock and your resonance to 1 o’clock.
Be sure to set your filtering to Series.
Step 4 – Tweak LFO5.
In this case, a triangle wave will do the trick. The Ratio will determine the speed of your wobble. We started with a value of 1/4, but you can tweak it to your liking.
Route this LFO to the Cutoff of your Daft filter and set a moderate range.
Step 5 – Add more voices.
Increase your Unison to 4.
Step 6 – Insert a Sample&Hold effect.
Max out your Pitch and set a high Dry/Wet mix.
Step 7 – Polish off with some EQ.
Boost the highs quite a bit. This will help bring out some extra grit.
Try automating your LFO rate and adding some pitch bends to really make this sound come to life. Massive’s Dimension Expander can help make it even larger. Kick off your next dubstep hit with a dirty wobble synth.
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