Native Instruments Releases First Sound Demos of MASSIVE X
Native Instruments has added a new blog post to their MASSIVE X Lab segment that explores the oscillator section of the highly-anticipated wavetable synthesizer. We learn that MASSIVE X will offer two wavetable oscillators, with 256 different waveforms to choose from. Sound is generated by cycling through these waveforms, and the synth offers 10 different “modes” for doing so.
One of these ten modes is “Standard Mode,” which operates like Spectrum mode in the original MASSIVE. NI explains, “it plays the wavetable without much interference, and offers a Filter control for diminishing spectral content, as a low-pass filter.”
Another of these ten modes for cycling through the MASSIVE X wavetables is “ART Mode” (Artificial Resonance Technology). NI explains the ART Mode in further detail:
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.
Pricing and Availability
MASSIVE X will be available for free download for KOMPLETE 12 owners, however the standalone price has not been announced. With its upcoming June 2019 release, we can expect to hear much more about the synthesizer in the coming weeks. You can visit the Native Instruments website to read the full blog post.