Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

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Touch The Universe
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:47 am

Finally, a new synth from Native Instruments, who used to be at the top of the game in synth land nearly a decade ago. I'm talking vsti's, not reaktor stuff, which is awesome in its own right. To be fair, it's an update or maybe an offshoot of massive. It's not really clear at the moment. Post what you guys know here and show some love to NI for actually releasing/upgrading a synth for once (in a decade?).

Massive X:

The forthcoming sequel to NI's virtual analog synth is more extreme, more expressive, and more expandable in every way.

Available June 2019.

On its release, Massive X will be made available as a free download to owners of Komplete 12, Komplete 12 Ultimate, and the new Collector's Edition. Pricing for crossgrades and individual purchases will be announced at a later date.

More info can be found on NI's site : https://www.native-instruments.com/de/p ... massive-x/

and on there blog : https://blog.native-instruments.com/mas ... massive-x/

April 17th, 2019 - First Videos added!

First Videos!

https://youtu.be/OX_Vd7EBXFA
ART Mode -One of the most interesting modes is ART (Artificial Resonance Technology). It uses hard-sync and some clever processing to create something very similar to a high resonating bandpass filter. It doesn’t aim to be a hyper-realistic analog filter clone – instead, it pushes into artificial filter territory that analog filters can’t reach. Meanwhile, a Body control lets you dial bass back in, allowing highly resonant sounds that don’t lose their bass energy.

https://youtu.be/x_tz0zna6Wc

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https://blog.native-instruments.com/mas ... r-section/
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Examigan
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:58 am

Looking forward to it. :)

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

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:11 pm

always one plugin short of perfection...

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

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:54 pm

Damn, i am so sick of loud obnoxious flashing lights videos with zero useful information.

NI would do better to sack all the useless dumb marketing droids and employ some more developers, especially some that can make hidpi interfaces.

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liv
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:01 pm

Looking forward to february. 8)
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fisherKing
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:30 pm

Kypresso wrote:
Damn, i am so sick of loud obnoxious flashing lights videos with zero useful information.

NI would do better to sack all the useless dumb marketing droids and employ some more developers, especially some that can make hidpi interfaces.
wait, you don't think that everything one could want to know about MX is in that video? :wink:
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JerGoertz
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:33 pm

Soooo... Massive X is a spiky rubber ball? Not sure I need one of those.
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fisherKing
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:17 pm

JerGoertz wrote:
Soooo... Massive X is a spiky rubber ball? Not sure I need one of those.
dude, everyone needs a spiky rubber ball...........
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h2ogun99
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260 posts since 13 Mar, 2003 from San Diego

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:19 pm

Gotta love trailers. They even added in the Hans Zimmer "hoooonk" for extra effectiveness.

chk071
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:26 pm

Kypresso wrote:
Damn, i am so sick of loud obnoxious flashing lights videos with zero useful information.

NI would do better to sack all the useless dumb marketing droids and employ some more developers, especially some that can make hidpi interfaces.
Well... it's not as if they wouldn't do it for dumb customers who get easily impressed by flashy blinky product videos with zero useful information.

felis
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507 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:28 pm

Touch The Universe wrote:..... Post what you guys know here .....

"MASSIVE X is an addition to the MASSIVE family, and will exist side by side with the original instrument. "

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/p ... massive-x/

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david.beholder
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:35 pm

I guess Native Instruments gave up on UI design. They are above it because they are future of sound
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digitalboytn
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:04 pm

It's reassuring to know that I am not the only one confused by that Massive X trailer on the NI site....

All I could think was,"WTF is that all about ?"

So I was asking about it on the Komplete 12 thread here...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=505585&start=375
digitalboytn wrote: While I'm here,maybe someone can enlighten me on just what that trailer on the NI site for Massive X is all about ?

You get some HD sights and sounds,but no information on the actual synth itself...

Just the typical sort of BS that NI seems to be serving up these days :wink:
david.beholder wrote:I guess Native Instruments gave up on UI design. They are above it because they are future of sound
Yes Sir...When you are the future of sound,I guess you don't have to listen to your customers anymore...

Except those customers might smarten up and become your ex-customers and not help you pay off that Massive debt to the private equity company :wink:
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Touch The Universe
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:26 pm

I hope NI are listening. If they neglect this segment of the market and wait this long to release any new synths then the perception of the company will understandably shift to the negative (especially on kvr). While I'm happy to see something new, I understand the reception I'm seeing here is completely justified. Let's hope the marketing decision which "allowed" this new synth is a trend that continues or affirms whatever they were hoping for with the release (more sales?). Guess maybe the sells weren't as good as previous years last time?

Any news on who the developer is?

I'm also hoping to see some of the technology used in reaktor blocks available in synth land. I want to say a synth or vsti, but that would include reaktor. It sucks I have to clarify a synth that doesn't need another synth to work. State of things at NI I guess :roll:
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DJ Warmonger
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:51 pm

Looks like NI is not going to update any of their older products. If instead they make Massive X brand new synth, we're not getting FM8 or Absynth update either.

Also, late 2018 and still no high-DPI support :-?
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