Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

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SLiC
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3132 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:38 am

I am not a fan of the GUI from what I can see, I think this really may be a non-event after Arturia launched Pigment for 69 bucks. Obviously it depends on the sound, but wavetable tends to be less variable and (based on this GUI) Pigment 'seems' to have more going on in terms of options, a VA engine and visual feedback on modulation. Obviously I will still demo though, I have Komplete Ultimate so its likely I will get this in a bundle at some point...as will many others!
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KVRist
142 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:45 am

hivkorn wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:29 am
but something is strange, why the synth have song part ? (bridge 1 , bridge 2 , part 1) is it to change the preset with midi input or it is a full seq into the synth ?
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Elektronisch wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:34 am
EvilDragon wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:33 am
Elektronisch wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:09 am
EvilDragon wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:25 am
Those are not layers. They look more like output paths (to master, to separate send FX or something...)
Looks to me more like layers because of mute and solo buttons and the knob seems to be like the volume output
It's not layers ;)
Ok might be :) we wount know until more is releaved :D
He knows.

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EvilDragon
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17343 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:05 am

SLiC wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:38 am
I am not a fan of the GUI from what I can see, I think this really may be a non-event after Arturia launched Pigment for 69 bucks. Obviously it depends on the sound, but wavetable tends to be less variable and (based on this GUI) Pigment 'seems' to have more going on in terms of options, a VA engine and visual feedback on modulation. Obviously I will still demo though, I have Komplete Ultimate so its likely I will get this in a bundle at some point...as will many others!
Pigments doesn't have half the things MX will have. :)

chk071
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18107 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:08 am

And probably doesn't sound half as good either. :P

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EvilDragon
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:42 am

Well, Mike Daliot knows his stuff for sure ;)

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KVRist
45 posts since 2 Jun, 2014

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:54 am

Damn it looks interesting. Love the GUI.
Really curious about Player, Playmode, Compose tabs and those 5 buses(?).

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aMUSEd
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30269 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

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Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:01 am

So Mike is still involved?

Beachboy
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63 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Germany

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:23 am

What if tab 2, which is highlighted, is the wavetable engine, where you can also choose different WT engines via the "Gorilla" and "King" fields and the other 3 tabs are different synth engines (not necessarily wavetable)? The last tab (MFX) might then be the master FX. The lower mod lane could be used across all engines maybe. Just pure speculation…

SLiC
KVRAF
3132 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:25 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:05 am
SLiC wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:38 am
I am not a fan of the GUI from what I can see, I think this really may be a non-event after Arturia launched Pigment for 69 bucks. Obviously it depends on the sound, but wavetable tends to be less variable and (based on this GUI) Pigment 'seems' to have more going on in terms of options, a VA engine and visual feedback on modulation. Obviously I will still demo though, I have Komplete Ultimate so its likely I will get this in a bundle at some point...as will many others!
Pigments doesn't have half the things MX will have. :)
That's good to know, I look forward to being surprised and impressed :tu: Frankly I have been a bit underwhelmed by NI over the last few years (probably why I am still on KU10 and only upgraded Reactor in the last few years) but I hope its a big win for them...whist I wait Dune 3 and Pigments (+ Serum MPE support) are keeping me entertained, it will need to be very good indeed with the current superb WT/WA based offerings :D
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EvilDragon
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:58 am

aMUSEd wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:01 am
So Mike is still involved?
Yep, it's his baby. In fact even the original GUI designer of Massive works on this.

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RichN
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163 posts since 4 Dec, 2004 from The Netherlands

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Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:03 am

Quite a lot of screen real estate for just selecting the LFO shape.

perfumer
KVRist
142 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:53 am

RichN wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:03 am
Quite a lot of screen real estate for just selecting the LFO shape.
It's a modulator slot. Could be an envelope, or something else.

SLiC
KVRAF
3132 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

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Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:20 am

Definitely some intriguing features- player, play mode, composer? Is there like a tracker built in?
I am assuming there are not just 3 modulators, so its a type of modular synths with slots to build what you need, a bit like pre-wired 'blocks' (so there mat be more than just wavetable oscillators, it could have the monak VA engine...) - looking forward to finding out more.
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Kypresso
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163 posts since 26 Mar, 2014

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:28 am

Cinebient wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:34 am
It has water noise :)
Its the sound of all the fanboys getting over excited and peeing themselves.

chk071
KVRAF
18107 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:33 am

Look ma, it's the thread stinker.

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