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Boombastix
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Post 26 Jun 2019

It is coming...tomorrow... June 27th :shock:
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Post 26 Jun 2019

Yea, they said in June. Not many days left...
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boingy
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Post 26 Jun 2019

It's not even released and yet it already has a reputation to live up to!

Breach The Sky
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Post 26 Jun 2019

There's a lot off strong players on the market today, and the competition is... massive. :roll:

"The synth of the next decade" sure is a bold statement to live up to. I'm going to observe.

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Post 27 Jun 2019

I'm having a real hard time coming up with new features that I really need in a synth. I ask myself: "What would a developer need to come up with in order to get you exited for a new synth?" And my answer is: "Hell, I dunno."

It would have to be something I've never thought of before, something I didn't even know I needed until the moment I saw it. Not sure Massive X is going to do that.
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Post 27 Jun 2019

CephaloPod wrote:
27 Jun 2019
I'm having a real hard time coming up with new features that I really need in a synth. I ask myself: "What would a developer need to come up with in order to get you exited for a new synth?" And my answer is: "Hell, I dunno."

It would have to be something I've never thought of before, something I didn't even know I needed until the moment I saw it. Not sure Massive X is going to do that.
I think people that mostly get things done choose one synth they like and learn it inside out . Theres no new saviour synth just the options and the sounds you want.

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Post 27 Jun 2019

Yeah, Omnisphere did it for me. Now, whenever I check out a new synth or sound library, I ask myself, "Can I do this in Omnisphere?", and the answer is usually "yes". Next. But still, occasionally it's just fun to get a new toy anyway.
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reddust
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Post 27 Jun 2019

should officially come out today, I'm wondering how much will it cost...

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Post 27 Jun 2019

reddust wrote:
27 Jun 2019
should officially come out today, I'm wondering how much will it cost...
I guess 169 Eur

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Post 27 Jun 2019

It just appeared in Native Access!!!

It's. Beautiful.

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esselfortium
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Post 27 Jun 2019

selig wrote:
27 Jun 2019
It just appeared in Native Access!!!
Hmmmm. It's telling me "Downloading Massive X failed: resource was not found". Might have appeared prematurely, assuming this isn't just a glitch on my end.

edit: Oh, now it works :puf_smile:
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Post 27 Jun 2019

esselfortium wrote:
27 Jun 2019
selig wrote:
27 Jun 2019
It just appeared in Native Access!!!
Hmmmm. It's telling me "Downloading Massive X failed: resource was not found". Might have appeared prematurely, assuming this isn't just a glitch on my end.
Worked ok here - maybe servers getting hammered? I saw this post and checked every 5 min or so and must have DL'd before the big rush?

One weird thing - was going to run standalone to update the database, but there's only "Documentation" in the new folder generated by the DL. But it opened fine in Reason - already have my first tune started with the first random patch I pulled up! ;)
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Crumbfort
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Post 27 Jun 2019

I own it (Komplete 12) but can't use it (mid 2012 Mac Pro with no AVX). Could always use it on a slave PC via VE Pro, but that's pretty unwieldy. Ah well, maybe in a few years...

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reddust
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Post 27 Jun 2019

So, now it's officially released, 199 Euros at full price and 149 Euros as a crossgrade for massive owners, pretty expensive I think, even when I'd use my last 25 Euros voucher it would still be 124 Euros.

I could upgrade my Komplete 12 Select for 199 Euros as well but I don't want to spend that much money now either way, so I'll pass for the moment and see what reviews say about Massive X in the next months.

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Post 27 Jun 2019

It's a monster, but the default library is really geared towards future/trap/hop/whatever. I mean, if you like growl basses, growl strings, growl pads and growl xylophones, you'll love it.

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Post 27 Jun 2019

WongoTheSane wrote:
27 Jun 2019
It's a monster, but the default library is really geared towards future/trap/hop/whatever. I mean, if you like growl basses, growl strings, growl pads and growl xylophones, you'll love it.
That description sounds interesting to me, but I wonder if it can do anything I can't already achieve with Serum in that range of sounds :think:

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Post 27 Jun 2019

199 Euros - Hmmm this is expensive as hell...

For this price it should deliver some highly exceptional sound and user experience...

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Post 27 Jun 2019

On the other hand, for that price you will get also:

"MASSIVE X will grow, adapt, and evolve with regular free updates"

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Post 27 Jun 2019

WongoTheSane wrote:
27 Jun 2019
It's a monster, but the default library is really geared towards future/trap/hop/whatever. I mean, if you like growl basses, growl strings, growl pads and growl xylophones, you'll love it.
yeah "growls" aint for me ill lifetime pass please.

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Post 27 Jun 2019

Downloaded it earlier on Native Access. Not tried it yet though. MX could be the biggest synth release of the year. If you do a Google trends search the original Massive is still more popular than more modern heavy hitters like Serum. Massive was instrumental in the development of early dubstep via acts like Benga and Skream. NI have much to live up to.

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Post 27 Jun 2019

WongoTheSane wrote:
27 Jun 2019
It's a monster, but the default library is really geared towards future/trap/hop/whatever. I mean, if you like growl basses, growl strings, growl pads and growl xylophones, you'll love it.
Maybe they should nickname it "Growler"

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Post 27 Jun 2019

boingy wrote:
27 Jun 2019
WongoTheSane wrote:
27 Jun 2019
It's a monster, but the default library is really geared towards future/trap/hop/whatever. I mean, if you like growl basses, growl strings, growl pads and growl xylophones, you'll love it.
Maybe they should nickname it "Growler"
I’d say there’s loads of cinematic and soundscape patches. If you make dramas for the BBC or ITV you’d be right at home.

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Post 27 Jun 2019

I have had limited time to test it much but early impressions are good. Struggling a bit to understand lfo sync and cant seem to see a manual to read. Massive (pardon the pun) potential in this i feel. Would be nice to see envelope shape visually when dialling in plucks or pads but hopefully this feature will be added in future updates.

Understand lfo now, i was being an idiot as you can click on sync rates and change them... Doh
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Post 27 Jun 2019

Waiting for someone to say Massive-X isn't worth installing NI's Service Center because you can do all this with Europa. :roll:

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Post 27 Jun 2019

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