What’s new in Massive X?

Native Instruments has officially released their newest software synth titled MASSIVE X. On this tutorial we will present the new features added to this important product.

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Massive X is Native Instrument’s next generation flagship synthesizer, featuring incredible sound and sonic freedom for advanced sound design purposes, truly flexible routing and extensive modulation, based on the DNA of the original Massive. Some of the new features included in Massive X are:

  1. Oscillators: Featuring a completely new oscillator section where the user can choose from more than 170 wavetables and 10 different modes of reading them. Each one of these have their own unique sub-modes and additional controls. Dial in two phase-modulation oscillators to create extra movement into the main oscillators.
What's new in Massive X?
Oscillator section of Massive X. Picture taken from the Native Instruments official website.

 

 

2. Routing options: Massive X lets the user connect any output to any input, obtaining impressive results. The intuitive routing setup presented lets you basically rewire the modules of MASSIVE X, which means you can bypass, feedback, and send audio any way you like. It’s also possible to route modulators as audio sources to excite elements such as the comb filter.

What's new in Massive X?
Routing section of Massive X. Picture taken from the Native Instruments official website.

 

 

3. Performer Section: The user can now draw precise patterns of modulation in the Performer section, and assign them to parameters for complex, evolving patches, or for controlled changes of the sound.

What's new in Massive X?
Performer Section of Massive X. Picture taken from the Native Instruments official website.

 

 

4. Voice Page: This page lets the user control Massive X’s synth engine. The user can crossfade between unison and chord voices in order to create new harmonic blends and modulate voice parameters.

What's new in Massive X?
Voice Page of Massive X. Picture taken from the Native Instruments official website.

 

 

5. Envelopes and LFOs: Featuring 9 slots for envelopes and LFOs that can be added anywhere by simply dragging and dropping them, giving the user endless modulation possibilities.

What's new in Massive X?
Envelopes and LFOs in Massive X. Picture taken from the Native Instruments official website.

 

 

6. Tracker: With this module, the user can modulate parameters depending on which note has been played and how. The user can draw curves for fine-tuning modulation per note or for playing dynamics in many ways, such as increasing reverb when playing louder, or changing the delay amount with different notes.

What's new in Massive X?
Tracker in Massive X. Picture taken from the Native Instruments official website.

 

 

7. Resizable GUI: Massive X now lets the user resize its window to fit the screen.

What's new in Massive X?
Resizable GUI in Massive X. Picture taken from the Native Instruments official website.

 

We hope this blog on the new features included in Massive X was useful, for more questions please contact us.

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