Native Instruments Has Released Massive X
Native Instruments has released Massive X, the highly-anticipated software synthesizer that succeeds and is made by the creators of their critically acclaimed Massive synthesizer.
Among the many new features introduced in Massive includes a new oscillator section with dual wavetable oscillators and 170 wavetables. It also offers three primary sound sculpting controls including wavetable position as a standard control, plus two additional custom parameters for each mode.
Massive X Features
Resizable GUI: MASSIVE by name, but any size you like by nature – scale MASSIVE X to fit your workflow.
Oscillators and Noise: The heart of MASSIVE X: Kick things off with two wavetable oscillators, a huge selection of wavetables, and countless different ways of using them and shaping their sound – with huge potential for tonal variation. And insert noise from a variety of natural and synthetic sources.
Filters: Next up, send your sound through the MASSIVE X filters. Discover all-new ways of sculpting your sound with a series of unique filters – each with their own sub-modes and unique controls.
Effects – Insert and Stereo: Insert up to three effects anywhere within the signal chain, either in series or parallel, or use the same slots to insert additional oscillators. Then apply a range of onboard Stereo FX to the output.
Voice Page: More than just a setup page, the Voice section lets you dive deep into MASSIVE X’s synth engine. Crossfade between wide unison and chord voices to cook up new harmonic blends, or modulate the voice parameters to get really wild.
Routing: Route any output to any input with a couple of clicks to quickly create complex signal paths. This is one area where you can really experiment with different elements of MASSIVE X.
Envelopes and LFOs: This is where you can really start to sculpt, move, and shift your sound. With nine slots for envelopes and LFOs, there’s always enough modulation to go around. Drag and drop anywhere you like.
Performer / Remote Octave: Inject controlled variation by drawing up to eight bars of modulation with the Performers. Assign them to a control octave to play expressive and complex sequences, or just go for out-of-this world experimentation.
Tracker: Modulate parameters depending on which note you play, and how, with the Tracker. Draw curves for fine-tuning modulation per note, or for playing dynamics in countless ways – increase reverb when playing harder, or increase the delay when you hit a specific note, for example.
Pricing and Availability
Massive X is available from the Native Instruments website for €199 / $199. Massive users can upgrade for €149/$149, and Massive X is also included in Komplete 12, Komplete 12 ULTIMATE, and Komplete 12 Ultimate – Collector’s Edition.