Massive Darkscore III patch library for NI Massive


Hey what’s up fam, hope all is well with ya this week

Today I’m checking out a new collection of presets called Massive Darkscore III for NI Massive

Let’s get into it!

So what is Massive Darkscore III?

darkscore_III_massiveIt’s the third part in a series of ambient, cinematic, evolving, soundscape style patches for Native Instruments Massive.

You may remember me doing a review on Massive Darkscore II, if not, check it out as well

The product is 128 patches from Matt Bowlder and they definitely give Massive a nice smooth airy sound.

I’m always curious to see what this guy does with his patches because he has such a nice way of pulling evolving soundscapes out of the synth.

Quick Specs

So how does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderOnce again Matt delivers a collection of sounds and patches that you’d expect to hear out of Absynth or Omnisphere and not Massive.

However they sound great, with plenty of control to tweak the sound and add various levels of movement and animation.

There are some nice sequences, smooth pads, evolving soundscapes, and sharp synths.

Again these sounds lean more towards a cinematic style, which I personally love, as it gives me something that Massive isn’t generally known for.

I like the level of detail in the sounds, and I love being able to tweak the macros just to see what’s going to happen.


So what’s the bottom line?

Do you have Massive? Do you like evolving pads, soundscapes, and cinematic patches?

Go get Darkscore III…really.

The number of patches you get for the price is awesome, but not as awesome as the ability to turn Massive in to a smooth ambient sound generation device!

4andhalfsubsI give Massive Darkscore III a 4.5 out of 5 subs, really great sounds with plenty of tweakability.

So head on over and check it out:

Leave me a comment below, let me know what you think!



  1. Good stuff there, Saint Joe! Never heard of this library before. Really liked what i’ve heard. Very different and more playable (to my style, that is) comparing to the default library. Thanks again for yet another good review and keep up the good job! Cheers!

  2. This guy is almost ready to release darkscore IV, the demos are great, well, as usual…
    Darkscore I can be downloaded for free (it’s donationware), and gives you a good idea of how this series are.
    Thanks for the review SJ

  3. Awwww, Bro!

    You did it to me again! Surprised me with a cool find and another of your informative in-depth and honest reviews.

    Great sounds and textures for crazy low price.

    Gonna tell my wife you made me go out and cop a copy. 😉


  4. SJ: “WoW”..There’s a lot in here to work with. The purchase is definitely worth the price. I’ll give it a 4.5/5.0 rating. “Massive is about to get an upgrade with this kit”. Thanks for the review.


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