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Native Instruments have released Massive 1.1
, a new version of its
next-generation software synthesizer. NI say that the update expands Massive's
high-resolution synthesis engine with versatile Virtual Analog Oscillators
and a distinctive new filter model, and adds a wide range of other
improvements to the KORE-enabled flagship synthesizer.
NI tell us that he new Virtual Analog Oscillators in Massive 1.1 complement the existing
Wavescanning oscillator section with a rich additional waveform spectrum for
typical analog sounds. They say that, with pulsewidth modulation and oscillator sync, the
new oscillators enable a vast range of impressive classic and modern
The new Acid
filter is modelled after a famous monophonic bass
synthesizer, and, according to NI, expands the sonic spectrum of Massive with characteristic
biting leads and squelchy bass sounds, bringing the total number of
available filter models up to twelve. Furthermore, the new Hardclipper
effect adds an especially radical flavor of distortion to Massive 's
arsenal of effects.
Massive 1.1 also includes additional wavetables and noise oscillator modes,
a new randomize function for envelopes and modulators, and a wide range of
usability improvements, as well as an expanded sound library with over 140
Since its release, NI tell us that Massive has already received several renowned industry
awards, including the Keyboard KeyBuy award, the Future Music Platinum Award
and the Remix Technology Award 2007 for "Best Software Synthesizer", while
Sound On Sound magazine has called Massive "a synth that sets the new
benchmark for virtual instruments".
Pricing and Availability:
The 1.1 update for Windows and Mac is now available as a free download for
all registered users of Massive on the NI website.
A new Massive E demo based on version 1.1 is now also available for download
on the NI website.