Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive (Out Now!)

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DJ Warmonger
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:21 am

samsam wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 am
That interface looks annoyingly abstract to me. Not saying I couldn't learn it, just not sure I'd want to.
To me it appears much more organized and logical. Old Massive was more like a feature wishlist than actually intelligent design.
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garryknight
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:58 am

This article came out today, but don't get your hopes up:

http://cdm.link/2019/03/massive-x-revealed/

Edit: I see someone beat me to it with a link to the NI blog. :)

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k-tronix
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:31 am

garryknight wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:58 am
This article came out today, but don't get your hopes up:

http://cdm.link/2019/03/massive-x-revealed/

Edit: I see someone beat me to it with a link to the NI blog. :)
Your post was the first I saw, so thanks for that!

Anyhow, the interface reminds me of a cross between Sugar Bytes' Cyclob wobble/LFO switcher and anything by Madroa Labs' interfaces (source on top and modulators on bottom with a patcher in the middle). It'll be interesting to mess around with.
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Gribs
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:41 am

So is this another instrument designed on the Reaktor code base? It sort of looks like it.
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chk071
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:50 am

Probably. What does it matter though? It's not like other developers don't use their own codebase as well. Listen to Massive 1 and Monark. Where are the similarities?

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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:20 pm

They finally made a synth interface that is re-sizable? Oh NI, you are so cutting edge.
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V0RT3X
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:30 pm

For the people not inclined to read the first few posts of this thread, check out this link for some quick answers.

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

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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:37 pm

The color combination is too bad. I wouldn't use it for that alone. Not enough contrast and too bright. Monochromatic. That is a prescription for eyestrain.
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chk071
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:44 pm

The GUI is definitely not my favorite either. It also looks quite busy, with all those controls crammed together. I'm sure it sounds better than it looks though. :)

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EnGee
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm

I’m concerned about the cpu as it shows 33% for just a bass! And yes I prefer the old design and colour. Anyway, I don’t think I’ll pass especially if the upgrade price is reasonable or/and there is an intro discount. It sure seems a powerful synth :)
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EvilDragon
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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:30 pm

Gribs wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:41 am
So is this another instrument designed on the Reaktor code base? It sort of looks like it.
No, this is a standalone plugin. I mean, sure some DSP was probably prototyped in Reaktor as NI usually likes to do, but it's all optimized C++ code using AVX instructions.


Also note they mention "around 125 wavetables at launch". This thing will be updated as time goes, with more of everything, most likely.

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

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 pm

EnGee wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm
I’m concerned about the cpu as it shows 33% for just a bass! And yes I prefer the old design and colour.
I feel a bit same here. Although im sure Massive X will sound amazing. Their all synths sound great.

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EvilDragon
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 pm

What if that screenshot was made on a MacBook Air? :)

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Re: Native Instruments Massive X Synth - Sequel to Massive

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 pm

EvilDragon wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 pm
What if that screenshot was made on a MacBook Air? :)
Its hard to believe knowing how Native Instruments "care" about CPU consumption. :)

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EvilDragon
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:59 pm

I've seen all sorts of computers being used for development while at their offices. They don't always use beast machines :)

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