Dubstep Massive Patch Collection from Brooklyn Sound Collective
Looking for an amazing set of sounds that you can use for dubstep production that allow for a ton of flexibility and have a truly professional quality? Look no further.
We were just lucky enough to get our hands on the new Dubstep Massive Patch Collection from the Brooklyn Sound Collective and Loopmasters, and I have to say that the programming is top notch and the thought that went into each of the patches shows a level of professionalism that is missing in a lot of today’s dubstep preset collections. This collection is so deep that they actually have two version up for grabs. The first is just the patches, which is what I’m focusing on here, and the other option is a set of sounds, samples and FX weighing in at 1.55GB! Either way, you can’t go wrong, but what I’m most interested in telling you about is just the NI Massive patches today.
Ranging from minimal to super-heavy the set of over 60 dubstep patches, kicks down a little something extra in the way of Industrial Strength bonus patches from 7 different NI Massive patch collections and even a few ES2 presets for you Logic users out there. I myself am an Apple guy, so I was pretty happy to see these little gems tossed in on top of an already impressive showing of Massive programming.
The first thing that really jumped out at me, was the deep understanding of not only Massive as a powerful synth and sound design tool, but the level of knowledge of dubstep as a genre and style of music too. I feel that with the hundreds of collections aimed at Massive users producing dubstep music, very few truly nail the sounds from all angles. The way the Macro controls in this set have been designed, are really brilliant. Nothing over the top, just well planned and executed control and easy access to the parameters that you want to manipulate the most during a performance, whether it’s a live show or a recording session.
The next thing that stood out to me was that it is a complete set of tools for Massive, in regards to recording an album. The selection of sounds really is that broad. And what’s more is that several of the sounds have been broken out to include different versions to provide even more diversity on more levels for each type of sound. For instance, the CarbonCrush patch really nails a certain lead dubstep synth sound, but the creators realized that making a CarbonCrush2 patch would allow them to explore the other options for type of synth without messing with the nice balance they found for the first version. Another example of this attention to detail is the Perfornator patches, of which there are a total of four versions. Each one shows off not only a different approach to the same type of synth, but each one is driven by a different performer sequence and features different Macro controls for further variety. There are many more examples of this kind of selection in sounds throughout the collection, and the ones I’ve mentioned aren’t even my favorites!
The rest of the sounds vary from 8-Bit Organ to super-Phatty glide bass, with plenty of drops, stabs, ringers, glides, wobbles, chords, formants, leads and sequenced goodies in between to keep you busy for a long time to come. It’s a collection of sounds that will help you elevate your music to a new level and appreciate the capabilities of NI Massive even more. Of course, as with any sound within Massive, you can easily tweak any of these presets to make it your own, and all of them can be used in projects other than dubstep. Sounds are what you make of them, and I think I will be making some very cool tracks with some of these sounds in my near future.
If you are interested in learning more about the collection or just want to head over and pick it up for yourself, you can do so over on the Loopmasters website by following this link. http://www.loopmasters.com/product/details/1274/Dubstep_Massive