NI Massive X v1.3.2 VST AU AAX [WIN & macOS]
At the heart of Massive X is a rich new oscillator section with dual wavetable oscillators and 170 wavetables.
Rethought, rewired, and reincarnated – MASSIVE X is the successor to an iconic synthesizer that helped spawn entire genres. Get everything you need to create any sound imaginable. Quickly patch complex routings to bring your ideas to life – no matter how far-out they might seem – and take things further than you thought you could with expressive, playable modulation. Think it up, dial it in, and define what the future sounds like.
MASSIVE X will grow, adapt, and evolve with regular free updates – both inspired by, and to inspire, the cultures it helps to create.
MASSIVE by name, but any size you like by nature – scale MASSIVE X to fit your workflow.
Oscillators and Noise
The heart of MASSIVE X: Kick things off with two wavetable oscillators, a huge selection of wavetables, and countless different ways of using them and shaping their sound – with huge potential for tonal variation. And insert noise from a variety of natural and synthetic sources.
Next up, send your sound through the MASSIVE X filters. Discover all-new ways of sculpting your sound with a series of unique filters – each with their own sub-modes and unique controls.
Effects – Insert and Stereo
Insert up to three effects anywhere within the signal chain, either in series or parallel, or use the same slots to insert additional oscillators. Then apply a range of onboard Stereo FX to the output.
More than just a setup page, the Voice section lets you dive deep into MASSIVE X’s synth engine. Crossfade between wide unison and chord voices to cook up new harmonic blends, or modulate the voice parameters to get really wild.
Route any output to any input with a couple of clicks to quickly create complex signal paths. This is one area where you can really experiment with different elements of MASSIVE X.
Envelopes and LFOs
This is where you can really start to sculpt, move, and shift your sound. With nine slots for envelopes and LFOs, there’s always enough modulation to go around. Drag and drop anywhere you like.
Performer / Remote Octave
Inject controlled variation by drawing up to eight bars of modulation with the Performers. Assign them to a control octave to play expressive and complex sequences, or just go for out-of-this world experimentation.
Modulate parameters depending on which note you play, and how, with the Tracker. Draw curves for fine-tuning modulation per note, or for playing dynamics in countless ways – increase reverb when playing harder, or increase the delay when you hit a specific note, for example.
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Take a dive into some of MASSIVE X’s highlights, and see what makes it so unique.
At the heart of MASSIVE X you’ll find the completely new oscillator section – capable of producing more variation than some entire synths, right at the source. Choose from over 170 wavetables and 10 different modes of reading them – from the aggressive Gorilla family, to a wavetable-bending mode, Hardsync, Formant, and many more – each with their own unique sub-modes and additional controls. Dial in two phase-modulation oscillators to inject extra movement into the main oscillators.
Connect any output to any input, and see what happens. The intuitive routing setup lets you essentially rewire parts of MASSIVE X, meaning 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.
PERFORMERS: MADE TO MODULATE
Draw precise patterns of modulation in the Performer section, and assign them to parameters for complex, evolving patches, or for controlled changes to your sound. You can then use the Remote Octave control to trigger them on your keyboard, meaning you get truly playable modulation and huge expressive variety within a single patch.
GET HANDS-ON WITH MACROS
Instantly control the parts of MASSIVE X you need to with 16 assignable macro controls. These also enable you to control the synth’s parameters easily in your DAW. Assign pitch bend, modwheel, and aftertouch to modulate any parameter for extra playability.
PACKED WITH PRESETS
MASSIVE X comes loaded with presets – from sequenced soundscapes, to leads, pads, and the big bass growlers you’d expect. Use them as they are, to kick off your own patches, or to experiment and learn more about how the synth works. We’ll keep adding more with regular free library updates.
THE GORILLA GANG
Worthy of special mention is our band of Gorilla oscillator sub-modes – King, Kang, and Kong. Feed them wavetables and they’ll deliver some of the fattest, and most aggressive tones you’ve ever heard.
THE OSCILLATORS AND NOISE MODULES
Dual wavetable oscillators form the core of MASSIVE X’s sound. Choose from over 170 wavetables and 10 different oscillator modes – each with their own sub-modes. These determine how each wavetable is read, with unique controls to shape the resulting sound, which can – of course – be modulated. Dial in two additional phase-modulation oscillators, assign them to the primary oscillators to introduce movement, or even use an external sound source to do the same.
Two noise modules – with sources ranging from synthesized sounds to rain, choirs, voices, and machines – make MASSIVE X a powerful engine for textures and left-field sound design.
SHAPING YOUR SOUND
Sculpt your sound in different ways with all-new filters – including the acid-perfect Asimov, aggressive and distorted Creak, formant and flange-style Groian, series and parallel dual filters, a comb filter, and more. Each filter type has its own sub-modes, and all controls are included in the flexible modulation framework
MASSIVE X’s Insert FX can be patched anywhere along the signal chain for polyphonic signal processing – in series, parallel, or any way you can imagine. They can also be used to insert up to three extra sine, saw, or pulse wave oscillators – for subs or as traditional subtractive synthesis sound sources – as well as a Ring Modulator, Sample and Hold, or Phase Modulation Oscillator.
While Insert FX can be used for creative routing and sound sculpting when building your patch, the Stereo FX in MASSIVE X are ideal for finishing your sound. You’ll find the usual suspects such as reverb, flanger, delay, and chorus, as well as an amp and speaker simulator, plus more. Choose whether to use them in series, parallel, or a mix of both in the routing section.
Introduce real musicality to your patch with the Unison section. This is a powerful tool for generating voice variation in both mono and polyphonic modes, and can produce everything from the minute tonal and phase deviation you’d hear when a choir or group of instruments plays the same melody, to chords and scales using the harmonizer, or a cross between the two. If you want to get really in-depth, it’s even possible to modulate it to play melodic and chord sequences of up to eight bars using the performers.
Route, re-route, and feed back audio with absolute freedom. Any output can be connected to any input, and there are even modulation inserts which can be routed within the section – such as treating an envelope as an audio source and using it to excite the comb filter. In MASSIVE X, there’s no need to choose or compromise when setting up your patch.
PERFORMERS AND REMOTE OCTAVE
The three Performers let you draw up to eight bars of modulation, then drag and drop to any parameter for shifting and evolving patches. They can run independently, or reset each time a note is played. The Remote Octave lets you trigger them with a control octave on your keyboard, meaning you can essentially play modulation in real time. With up to three different patterns per note of the octave, there’s an almost endless amount of evolution and expression to be had – especially when combined with other modulation sources.
ENVELOPES AND LFOS
From the subtle to the supersonic, the nine slots for LFO and envelope modulation in MASSIVE X are there to get it done. Switcher LFOs change shape, and can be modulated themselves to change over time. There’s also a Random LFO, Exciter Envelope, and Modulation Envelopes with in-depth shaping, hold, and behavior controls. Tune each of them down to the finest detail for careful sound design, or route them in different ways and make them modulate each other for seriously experimental sounds and unexpected results.
The Trackers let you modulate depending on which note you play, and how. Draw curves for subtle modulation, such as opening the filter with higher notes or decreasing reverb in the low-end, or create extreme key-by-key modulation changes for completely different sounds within a melody.
The Voice Randomizer adds randomized modulation to any source. Simple but effective, it can be used in the same way as any other modulator with any parameter. It’s a great tool for analog-style sounds to emulate drifting in the oscillators, filter, and pitch, as well as for more extreme chance variation when cranked up.
Get hands-on with any parameter using 16 macro controls, as well as pitch bend, modwheel, and aftertouch controls. Assign them to what you need the most to shape your sound when playing live or recording. They also act as a bridge between MASSIVE X and your DAW’s automation.
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