Why change the pitch in Massive if you have got a midi keyboard?

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  1. mr meh

    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    So this might sound stupid, but I've checked out a fair few Massive tutorial videos now, and one thing i dont get is if your only using one oscillator then why do they often change the pitch by one or two octaves when you have a keyboard which will play your sound in whichever octave you want?

    I was following this one tutorial earlier and i lowered the pitch to -12:00 (same as in the video) and all that did is move the sound i wanted 2 octaves down my midi keyboard?

    Ummm.....is there something im missing here :confused:
     
  2. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    if you only use one osc and move the pitch youre clearly retarded, youre right.

    when other things come in, like the modulation osc etc, its not.

    its personal preference sometimes aswell, and not everyone has a midi-keyboard with 6 octaves...
     
  3. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    This. I sometimes move the octave down on the synth as I only have a 2 octave midi keyboard and it's a lot more convenient to do that then it is to keep hitting the octave shift button on my controller.
     
  4. xphoria

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    Adjusting the octave for each synth makes it easier to copy MIDI notes from other synth tracks, without having to adjust the octave of the MIDI notes to suit the synth it has been copied to. Simple concept, but kinda hard to explain.
     
  5. J-Rex

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    well if you're using two or three oscillators thats where it comes in handy
     
  6. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    FM Modulation FTW...thats where osc pitch/freq shifting gets me moist