Massive X 1.3 update!

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KVRer
13 posts since 30 Aug, 2021

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:28 am

If guys. Do you think Massive X is a good vst to use at this point? Or is it still a cpu hog on windows based machines?

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KVRian
593 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:37 am

TBH, I never understood why people consider it a CPU hog. It was never that heavy on my old i5-2500, and even less now that I got a R3600. Most synths I own are heavier than MX.

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KVRAF
4226 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:39 am

Lilshaun94 wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:28 am
If guys. Do you think Massive X is a good vst to use at this point? Or is it still a cpu hog on windows based machines?
Been successfully using Massive X since it's premiere, very happy with it. Great sound, multitude of options in menageable GUI. No performance issues here either ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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KVRAF
32771 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:57 am

FotoxBr wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:26 am
There is still an unsolved GUI issue with Massive X in the latest versions of Ableton Live.
Only the latest version - which just came out, so it's hardly some long-lasting bug that's been ignored - NI say they know the cause and will have a fix soon, which is pretty on the ball really.

KVRist
192 posts since 6 Jul, 2019

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:17 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:57 am
FotoxBr wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:26 am
There is still an unsolved GUI issue with Massive X in the latest versions of Ableton Live.
Only the latest version - which just came out, so it's hardly some long-lasting bug that's been ignored - NI say they know the cause and will have a fix soon, which is pretty on the ball really.
It is only fixed when it is fixed.

KVRian
532 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:25 pm

Ploki wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:57 am
spacepluk wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:51 am
iirc Rosetta converts the binaries. Maybe it's pre-converted? I have no idea if that's a thing.
no.
There's also no conversion on the disk space going on.
Rosetta is a realtime emulation layer, you don't have double of everything on your drive.
Incorrect. Rosetta 2 does both just-in-time and ahead-of-time translation. It is not an emulation layer. There is also good support in the M1 hardware for Rosetta 2 which is why some Intel software runs faster on M1 than on Intel.

KVRAF
4726 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:03 pm

rezoneight wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:25 pm
Ploki wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:57 am
spacepluk wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:51 am
iirc Rosetta converts the binaries. Maybe it's pre-converted? I have no idea if that's a thing.
no.
There's also no conversion on the disk space going on.
Rosetta is a realtime emulation layer, you don't have double of everything on your drive.
Incorrect. Rosetta 2 does both just-in-time and ahead-of-time translation. It is not an emulation layer. There is also good support in the M1 hardware for Rosetta 2 which is why some Intel software runs faster on M1 than on Intel.
:dog: my bad.
However i dont think massive x is pre-rosetta’d
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KVRian
532 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:42 am

Ploki wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:03 pm
rezoneight wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:25 pm
Ploki wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:57 am
spacepluk wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:51 am
iirc Rosetta converts the binaries. Maybe it's pre-converted? I have no idea if that's a thing.
no.
There's also no conversion on the disk space going on.
Rosetta is a realtime emulation layer, you don't have double of everything on your drive.
Incorrect. Rosetta 2 does both just-in-time and ahead-of-time translation. It is not an emulation layer. There is also good support in the M1 hardware for Rosetta 2 which is why some Intel software runs faster on M1 than on Intel.
:dog: my bad.
However i dont think massive x is pre-rosetta’d
The translation and a stored binary should happen the first time it launches since its Intel-only at the moment and not a universal binary.

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KVRAF
21906 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:16 am

Hotfix update is out.

KVRAF
2410 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:39 pm

Lilshaun94 wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:28 am
If guys. Do you think Massive X is a good vst to use at this point? Or is it still a cpu hog on windows based machines?
For me it's the most impressive non-emulation synth you can get, in terms of sound. It sounds like how I'd expect a high end hardware synth to sound. Interface is very well thought out, intuitive and easy to use. CPU seems pretty well optimised.

Downsides are lag when opening interface and significant delay when switching presets (ymmv). It really needs a patch to fix that preset delay, it freezes the synth for the duration and it's so annoying.

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KVRist
73 posts since 25 Dec, 2010

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:43 pm


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KVRAF
2916 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:21 pm

n/m
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KVRist
140 posts since 17 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:47 pm

massive x´s knobs don't work in the m1 beta of Ableton. In the latest normal version of live it doesn't have this problem.

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KVRist
140 posts since 17 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:52 pm

... when using that plugin-configure button on the plugin in the bottom row it works.

KVRAF
29509 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:00 am

dvnation wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:43 pm
https://youtu.be/0mnaIkN6wcU
Nice. :tu:
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