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Lesson 8 from: Massive X Synthesizer: Sound Design + Synthesis

Tomas George

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8. Performer

<b>In this lesson, you will learn about how to use the Performer in Massive X.</b>
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Performer

Hi. In this video, I'm gonna get you started on ma's most powerful modulator and that is performer. So performer is like LF OS or envelopes, but one that you can basically draw in. So instead of using shapes that already exist via LF OS or envelopes, you can literally draw the shapes in. You have this grid. You can use various divisions in time and various shapes in which to draw the modulation that you want for your sound. So let's use another basic example. We have the filter. So we've got the filter going on here, got the cut off frequency and I'm just gonna click the icon above P one and then map that to my filter cut off. And then down here in the performer window, I'm just gonna bring the cycle region to just a couple of bars here. And then what I'm gonna do is start drawing in some shapes. So down here, I've got these different shapes. So let's do this kind of reverse Sawtooth one. So I'm just gonna draw a few of those in. I'm gonna turn that up there by dragging P one upwards s...

o that some modulation will happen when I play a note and let's have a listen. Cool. I'm just gonna zoom in now by dragging this bar on the bottom here and I'll just start playing around with what I've drawn in. Then I could start using different shapes as well. Just got to tell the resonance and then I'm gonna choose a different time division here and then draw in a couple more things and then I might use another couple of these shapes. I'm just gonna turn up the intensity of the modulation. Yeah. Yeah. About 11111. Cool. So you get the idea over here, we can adjust the rate of the performer as well. I want more. 1111111111, 11111. And then you can just go ahead and use other performers for example and map those two other things. I'm just gonna zoom out and then bring the loop in as well. Obviously, you can use all the variation that you want with this, but I'm just gonna do a couple of simple examples and with this one, let's modulate the resonance. So I map that to resonance and turn up the intensity a bit and then just draw in some random shape. So maybe I'll just use this one for a minute. 111111 lll 11111 lll 11111 lll 11111 LLL, 1111 and then mix it up a bit. 111 lll 11111 lll 11111 lll 11111 lll 11111. Now, wars, war war War is Warren. Now we wars war, war, war war. Now we Warrens Warren. War, war, war, war, war, war, war, war war. Ok. I might instead actually map this to something else. So let's try mapping it instead to the wave table and turn up the intensity of modulation about 111, 1111, one war and then change the time division war one 11. As you can see, you can quite easily get lost in this 11. But I find that the more complex you go, the, the more at hand it gets and sometimes even the less interesting. So you gotta play around with it and see what works with what really good morning. 11. Yeah. One one. OK. So that's still doing that on the resonance. So I'm just gonna turn that down is more just gonna bring another wave table into the mix. And so there you go. That will get you started using performer in massive X for modulating any other parameter that you can modulate with LF OS and, and envelopes. It just gives you that more control allows you to kind of draw in the modulation. But I've only scratched the surface at this point. Thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next video.

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