Exploring Modulation in Massive and Kontakt

Loudon Stearns

“Modulation” is one of the most important terms in music, and it gets used in so many ways! In this series of videos, made as a collaboration between Berklee and Beatport, I explore the importance of modulation within synthesis and using Native Instruments Massive and Kontakt. The great thing about these techniques is that they provide a starting point for an infinite number of sounds perfect for dance music(and other styles for sure). We start with a basic overview of synthesis and modulation, then we dive into two important techniques Risers and Rhythmic modulation. If you are comfortable with synthesis and modulation I would suggest you skip the first 3 videos and jump right in on the Massive Riser Modulation and Kontakt Rhythmic Modulation videos. Enjoy!

Here is a link to the videos on Beatport.

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Loudon Stearns

Loudon Stearns
Loudon Stearns

I am a professor, laptop performer, composer, bassist, and instillation artist.

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