Massive 2 Native Instruments Glide & FM (frequency modulation)

Author: sleepfreaks

Massive – Bringing out expression with Glide, Polishing sounds with FM

The special synth technique of “Glide.”
We will discuss the ways in which it can be utilized in genres such as dance and electronic music.

FM (or frequency modulation), is used to drastically change the tonality of a sound, making it a useful tool for sound design.

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  1. 1Oscillators
  2. 2Glide & FM
  3. 3Filters
  4. 4Envelopes
  5. 5Macro Control
  7. 7Adding Presets
  8. 8Using Multiple Modulation
  9. 94 Types of Modulation
  10. 10Changing to a max. of 128 sounds with 1 track

Key point – Settings to use Glide fuction

The “Glide” function allows for a smooth transition from one pitch to another.


From the “voicing” tab、
select “Monorotate” and “Legato Triller” shown in the red box.


Set the “Time” in the “OSC” tab.
This will determine how long it takes for one pitch to “glide” up/down to another.


Sequence the notes so that they slightly overlap each other.

By doing so, your notes will now “glide.”

Key point – Settings to use FM


We will function within the “MODULATION OSC” tab.

  • 1_Select “Phase” and select which of oscillators 1~3 to apply FM to
  • 2_Adjust the amount of FM.The further right you turn, the heavier the effect
  • 3_Select the frequency. There will be substancial changes to the sound

3_Going further in detail with step 3, rather that choosing a halfstep like “+1,”
“+7” or “+12” will result in better tones, similar to the way harmony works.