yep, it’s that time again, time for another Native Experience and this time they sent over Massive.
This is one MONSTER synth plugin
And I am loving it! What I really like about Native Instruments is that you can really start making your own sounds easily.
I hate plugins that make me feel like I need a degree in computer science to make music.
And I’m not computer illiterate either, I’m actually a network engineer by day…but I don’t want the same complexity when making tunes.
It comes with 600 presets of raw sonic yumminess….but it’s so easy to create your own sounds.
The sounds can be fat, smack you in the face and kick you in the balls sounding, or sexy seductive pad sounds…you can get any sound you want from this machine.
However, leads, basses, and rhythmic arpeggios are definitely strong points.
Under the hood.
Maaaaaaaaaaaan, there are 3 oscillators and they got some crazy wavetable stuff going on. Filters, fx, routing, man, this thing can mangle sound like no bodies business.
There is even a step-sequencer in this thing….WHAT…yes…it’s there and waiting to be fondled like a cheerleader at a frat party.
I’m not one to get all technical man, it just has to sound good to me, but you synth freaks out there will love the flexible routing and modulation options in
You really just have to try it out man, it’s a crazy machine and I am in love with the sounds and the easiness of the editing options.
Bring out the BIG guns
One thing I did notice about Massive was the massive amounts of cpu cycles this baby can use!
It’s a monster, and your cpu will notice it. Luckily, it’s not the worst I’ve ever seen and they implementing a quality mode where you can choose from economy to ultimate…and economy works very nice with the cpu.
I thank them for that, and so does my laptop.
The bottom line
The truth is, you want this synth. Native Instruments produces quality products and this is no exception, I really like the multi track sounds, great for live tweaking.
The koresound browser is a lovely touch and makes finding the right sound a simple click away.
Go on over and download the trial from native-instruments.com
Or check it out at american musical or musicians friend.