Hey what’s good fam!
Back with some new presets for MASSIVE from Xenos!
Let’s get into it!
So what is Extraterrestrial Origins?
It’s a collection of 64 evolving soundscapes and pads, as well as other supporting instruments, however the focus is really on the pads and soundscapes/atmospheres.
These are MASSIVE presets so if you want to be able to use these goodies you’ll have to own the MASSIVE plugin from Native Instruments.
All of the presets have macros mapped so you can quickly manipulate and change the sounds just by turning any of the 8 macro knobs.
Of course you’re free to change the other parameters in the synth as usual, but if you don’t feel like digging all the way in, changing those macros will do some pretty cool stuff!
He even put in some pretty cool comments in the attributes , almost like a sci-fi choose your own adventure book of sorts…
Stuff like this from the AT Neurosynthesis patch
Kristen stepped into the chamber without any fear whatsoever. As the door to the chamber sealed shut, we were still able to watch the entire neural fusion process. The walls of the chamber were entirely transparent. The Ancient Ones have assured us that the procedure would not harm her in any way.
How can you not enjoy stuff like that when browsing through sounds?
- content: 64 MASSIVE patches
- format: NI Massive (.nmsv)
- price: $6.85 intro price
- product page: http://xenossoundworks.com/massive.html
How does it sound?
Like the beginnings of the next epic sci-fi adventure…or something like that anyway!
No really, it sounds great, the sounds themselves all have a nice outer space feel to them, but not so much that they aren’t usuable, they are totally usable.
I think where the patches start to shine is when you start turning the macros, you can get some down right CRAZY movement and morphing going on.
I love when macros are used to really change and shape the sound in a useful way, and you can tell he put much thought into not only the programming of the patches but the use of the macros as well.
You know I’m a huge fan of ambient soundscapes and evolving atmospheric textures, which there are plenty of in this library.
He even threw in some nice deep bass for good measure, and all of the supporting instruments fit well with the atmospheric theme of the pads and soundscapes.
So what’s the bottom line?
Do you use MASSIVE? I’m gonna assume you do if you’re watching and/or reading this review.
So…do you like ambient, atmospheric soundscapes, evolving pads, and sci-fi sound fx? Yeah? Go get this library!
Oh…you say those sounds really aren’t your style? Doesn’t matter, go get it anyway! It’s really a great set of patches to have in MASSIVE for anyone that uses the synth.
I give Extraterrestrial Origins 5 out of 5 subs without a doubt, the sounds are amazing, the control is instant and gratifying, and the price is pretty much insane!
Yes, I’m a fan, and I love to see independent developers putting so much thought into their products. From the sound, to the control, to the comments on the patches.
Great stuff, just go on over and get it already http://xenossoundworks.com/massive.html
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think