Any news on Massive 2?

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ghettosynth
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Post Tue May 15, 2018 10:59 am

dune_rave wrote:They can't update it, and even if they did, many other developers have newer, more modern wavetable synths, so I bet NI won't even try to release new versions of their legacy synths. Same goes to fm8 and absynth.
forget it
Yes, but, there is something that will be included in the next release of Komplete called "Massive X." AFAIK, NI has two products with the Massive name. The synth that everyone knows about and a Reaktor ensemble that is a completely different thing. So we're all speculating on whether Massive X is somehow a new version of Massive (the synth), or some other product not related to Massive (the synth), and how they might be related.

I agree, I don't think that there's much hope for their old line of products, they seemed to have abandoned them and are not turning back.

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wetdentist
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431 posts since 19 Jan, 2008 from Bethlehem, PA USA

Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:15 am

maybe Massive X will be a sample-based player for downloads of wav files from sounds.com
https://soundcloud.com/the-das-kaput

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EvilDragon
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16904 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:16 am

Yeah, highly doubt it.

0degree
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105 posts since 29 Jan, 2017

Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:21 am

Weird, why not leverage that Massive or Absynth are still regognised products? I’d happily pay for updates

chk071
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17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:24 am

Massive is definitely a cool synth. If they'd up the sound engine a bit, and add some nice wavetables, it'd surely be a winner.

glokraw
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6483 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:38 am

Maybe it's just too much work to go from a basic installer
that even works in linux-wine, to some convoluted
morasse of Native Access, iso images, and collecting
as much from the users data as the law allows.
And all that has yet to touch the synth parts that might
be made 2019-ready.

Probably they think breaking even would be the best possible
outcome, but that's not why most people run a business.
Cheers

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fisherKing
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Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 11:41 am

glokraw wrote:Maybe it's just too much work to go from a basic installer
that even works in linux-wine, to some convoluted
morasse of Native Access, iso images, and collecting
as much from the users data as the law allows.
And all that has yet to touch the synth parts that might
be made 2019-ready.

Probably they think breaking even would be the best possible
outcome, but that's not why most people run a business.
Cheers
NI is like adobe; they put files everywhere (shudder).
always one plugin short of perfection...

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EvilDragon
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Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 12:04 pm

NI actually does follow MS/Apple guidelines where which files are supposed to go on your system.

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fisherKing
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Post Tue May 15, 2018 12:49 pm

EvilDragon wrote:NI actually does follow MS/Apple guidelines where which files are supposed to go on your system.
my 3rd-party plugins put files in very-specific places; i expect that. adobe & NI go much further, putting files in many specific places. personally, i find it a mess (especially when troubleshooting, or migrating 'manually' to a new mac). but, to be fair, most of the time we don't need to visit those places, and, at the end of the day, i just want my apps to work (which adobe & NI apps mostly do); work, that is. 8)
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chk071
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Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Just wondering, but, which folders are that? There are folders set in Native Access where it installs plugins, and additional files, there are folders under AppData/Local and AppData/Roaming (for Native Access only) in the user folder, and there's a folder in Documents, where the user specific files, presets, ensembles and Reaktor and all that go. No real surprises there.

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fisherKing
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Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 1:58 pm

chk071 wrote:Just wondering, but, which folders are that? There are folders set in Native Access where it installs plugins, and additional files, there are folders under AppData/Local and AppData/Roaming (for Native Access only) in the user folder, and there's a folder in Documents, where the user specific files, presets, ensembles and Reaktor and all that go. No real surprises there.
i actually removed NI stuff a few years ago, when i abandoned massive & FM8; there were files in more places than any other 3rd-party plugins i use; just seems a bit over-the-top (but easyfind helped me clear it all up).
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ghettosynth
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Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 3:43 pm

wetdentist wrote:maybe Massive X will be a sample-based player for downloads of wav files from sounds.com
I doubt that.I can't imagine why they would use the name yet again for something different. I was only joking above, I'm pretty sure that this is related to Massive, the synthesizer.

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wetdentist
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431 posts since 19 Jan, 2008 from Bethlehem, PA USA

Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 3:55 pm

ghettosynth wrote:
wetdentist wrote:maybe Massive X will be a sample-based player for downloads of wav files from sounds.com
I doubt that.I can't imagine why they would use the name yet again for something different. I was only joking above, I'm pretty sure that this is related to Massive, the synthesizer.
i'm kinda joking as well. but NI does seem to put a lot more effort, these days, into sample-oriented products, rather than spending time updating software that needs fixing.
https://soundcloud.com/the-das-kaput

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glokraw
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Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 4:00 pm

EvilDragon wrote:NI actually does follow MS/Apple guidelines where which files are supposed to go on your system.
Therin lies much of the problem in virtual installations.
Wusikstation put everything in one folder, Reaper can go portable,
and then there is the scattergun approach, which I believe
was invented by microsoft back when their coders
were still paid by the line of code :dog: We're lucky
their greed stopped just short of insanity :hyper:

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InLight-Tone
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Re: Any news on Massive 2?

Post Tue May 15, 2018 4:25 pm

EvilDragon wrote:NI actually does follow MS/Apple guidelines where which files are supposed to go on your system.
But sometime back in Windows 7, the "Documents" folder which used to be "My Documents" got taken over by all the software vendors. What's up with that?
"and the Word was Sound..."
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