Converting and Organizing 3rd Party NI Massive Presets
We have covered both of these topics before, but never at the same time and this video is perhaps a little easier for some folks to follow. We still get a lot of questions about all this, so I hope it helps all of you still struggling out there!
YouTube user nickmurrayvideos graciously took the time to put together this very nice, and easy to follow, tutorial on how to organize, import and convert 3rd party presets for NI Massive after the last update which introduced the new .nmsv file format. This process still as some people scratching there heads out there, so we hope that this will help to put an end to the frustration and allow you all to begin using all of your patches you’ve accumulated along the way, as well as take advantage of NI Massive’s integrated browsing feature.
You will notice that he is on a Mac and this of course differs from the PC interface and navigation, as well as the file locations. But the functionality within Massive is still exactly the same, so all you need to do is locate the files on your PC and add them via Massive to be able to browse them easier inside the synth. You will also see that he is performing a batch conversion of all the presets in a collection that were still in the old .ksd format. This is the easiest and fastest way to get everything up to date, in regards to your sounds.
Keep in mind that if you are saving and sharing sounds, that once you have upgraded NI Massive your files will be exported as .nmsv files and those using older versions of Massive will be unable to open them. The latest update to Massive is a free one form Native Instruments. This last update, as well as others, has provided stability fixes and functionality and is recommended for all users of the synth.
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