Massive X - the thread

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felis
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536 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:44 pm

OK - I have to retract my negative first impressions. I like Massive X - warts and all.
I'd go so far as to say that I like it more than most other NI stuff I've got.
Too bad it only runs on one of my computers, but I guess I won't have the other one forever.

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digitalboytn
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1377 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:16 pm

SLiC wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 am
Also never found any real use for KK and I am a Komplete Ultimate user. I guess it only makes sense as the plug in for their hardware keyboards. It amazes me that they had it so nearly right with Kore and then 10 years later have nothing even close to what they had, all the had to do was port Kore in to the keyboard format! They make some dumb ass design decisions IMHO- if they had ever made that workstation keyboard with Maschine built in (that so many people have been asking for) they would have cleaned up!
:tu:

Kore was a winner,but the bean counters won out....

Now NI have added pressure from the venture capitalists who have put money into the "Future of Sound"...

As we all know,venture capitalists are there for one reason only and it isn't about the music...

Well,I suppose you could describe the sound of cash registers ringing as having a certain tonal perspective :wink:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

bonch
KVRer
10 posts since 23 Aug, 2005

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:57 pm

JoeCat wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:45 am
Jim Rosebrook wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:38 am
My experience with KK has been a net positive...
OT, but I'm thinking you may hold a KVR record for least number of posts over the longest time! :hihi:
Oh?

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pdxindy
KVRAF
15807 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:09 pm

bonch wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:57 pm
JoeCat wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:45 am
Jim Rosebrook wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:38 am
My experience with KK has been a net positive...
OT, but I'm thinking you may hold a KVR record for least number of posts over the longest time! :hihi:
Oh?
:tu:

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JoeCat
KVRian
1238 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm

bonch wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:57 pm
JoeCat wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:45 am
Jim Rosebrook wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:38 am
My experience with KK has been a net positive...
OT, but I'm thinking you may hold a KVR record for least number of posts over the longest time! :hihi:
Oh?
Literally LMAO my body 🤣

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JoeCat
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1238 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:29 pm

bonch wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:57 pm
JoeCat wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:45 am
Jim Rosebrook wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:38 am
My experience with KK has been a net positive...
OT, but I'm thinking you may hold a KVR record for least number of posts over the longest time! :hihi:
Oh?
Also, a bit proud that my post woke you out of sleep mode after...14 freakin’ years? Like, there are Olympic gymnasts that took less time to grow from gestation!

soma1985
KVRer
15 posts since 12 May, 2016

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:13 pm

In many instances I love the sound of Massive X. There is something special about it (for me) and it keeps pulling me back to explore. I haven’t been as excited about the sound of a softsynth in years and I also really enjoy exploring it. You need to properly explore it, the presets are fairly boring imo (with some exceptions).

Haven’t demoed Phaseplant yet which looks impressive with more sources/effects/modulations and a more modular set up than MX.

MX was definitely rushed to the market, it’s not finished, and I don’t have a problem with people criticising NI given how big (and often arrogant) they are and all the marketing/hype leading up to this.

I’m hoping that NI will fix up all the obvious missing features and add some new stuff (would love it if it was even more modular and had more oscillator types/filter types/number of inserts etc). This has the potential to be a really amazing futuristic sounding synth.

glokraw
KVRAF
6923 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 am

Never once in all the lead-up to the first release,
did I ever consider the possibility that
V1 of Massive X would have the stability and support
that I've experienced with U-he products.
Hopefully the data received from error reports
will lead to a massive number of fixes and enhancements.

Two businesses in the same area and market,
yet very different business models,
and narry the twain shall meet.

chk071
KVRAF
20836 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:50 am

JoeCat wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm
bonch wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:57 pm
JoeCat wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:45 am
Jim Rosebrook wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:38 am
My experience with KK has been a net positive...
OT, but I'm thinking you may hold a KVR record for least number of posts over the longest time! :hihi:
Oh?
Literally LMAO my body 🤣
Especially as he just brought up his statistic by a staggering 10%! :hihi:

chk071
KVRAF
20836 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:51 am

glokraw wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 am
Never once in all the lead-up to the first release,
did I ever consider the possibility that
V1 of Massive X would have the stability and support
that I've experienced with U-he products.
Hopefully the data received from error reports
will lead to a massive number of fixes and enhancements.
Did you try Massive X yourself? It's pretty stable here.

Apart from that, you kind of withhold that u-he releases discounted public betas, to nail out anything they couldn't in the internal beta tests. ;)

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zerocrossing
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9649 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:22 am

xanderevo wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:11 am
It's a good synth,
nothing more that u-he/serum/anysynth has in 2019.

I live in germany, but sometimes I feel myself having a really bad time understanding german humor.
I'm talking about the crossgrade price, why do we even need one if it's 149€?

I don't get it.

Then about the pricing policies, let´s say MX is like what 200€? if you put for example a Monark in top of it are 300€ while Komplete 12 costs 599€.

As if someone walks into a car dealer company, "this car would be 50.000€, and that one for your wife 25.000€, but if you buy the whole f. parking lot with 50 cars it will make 99.000€"

It makes totally sense buying single plugins and not having a 220GB living graveyard on the hard drive

/phun
Well, first off, you can dispel the rumor of there being such a thing as “German humor.” :lol:

But they do really want you into Komplete, that’s for sure. $99 to go from v8 to v12? No brainer, really.

Here’s a pro tip: That giant graveyard? You only actually have to download the instruments you want to use! :hyper:
Zerocrossing Media

4th Law of Robotics: When turning evil, display a red indicator light. ~[ ●_● ]~

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vurt
addled muppet weed
46974 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:41 am

if you do that they send a team of ninjas to break in and install the rest.
theres also unconfirmed reports they put sand in people clean socks and underwear. :scared:

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Forgotten
KVRian
1093 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:31 am

zerocrossing wrote:Well, first off, you can dispel the rumor of there being such a thing as “German humor.” :lol:
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collider
KVRist
87 posts since 14 Jun, 2018

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:46 am

I don't use any NI stuff and I'll be happy keeping it that way.

acYm
KVRian
939 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Re: Massive X - the thread

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:50 am

digitalboytn wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Kore was a winner,but the bean counters won out....
the discontinuation of Kore represents the failure of the computer music community to recognize what's good and useful because normally there would have been nobody left without a Kore by 2010, yet it was incredibly rare to see it in a studio. pure nonsense from complete scrubs in forums (some of you are still here) had discouraged many from getting one - to be fair, I can't give NI more than a 2/10 for promotion, marketing and education. 2/10 also seems like a good score for the KK project overall.

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