Should I buy Massive?

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Post by swett » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:48 pm

al83 wrote:nothing beats the z3ta!

pc & mac beats z3ta....
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Post by BassTooth » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:03 pm

pieter wrote:massive = my favourite synth plugin. amazing presets + easy to tweek and to make it your own sound.

edit: not on my powerbook though. it kills the cpu.

that is exactly the situation i am examining right now.

I currently run Live 7.x on a PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz, maxed out ram (only 1.25GB)
dying battery. also, it sounds horrible, like the CPU fan is having an asthma attack. have a gut feeling the hard drive will crash at some point. so, i back everything up on a Lacie 500GB.

My WishList:

Live 8 Suite upgrade
Melodyne Editor
NI Massive
u-he Zebra(maybe)

and hardware upgrades: like a rack mounted Nehalem rig with Solid State Drives. this way I can upgrade in the future easier. no more portable laptop unfortunately, now luggable rack-mount system. plus the monitor, motherboard, video card, DVD burner, power supply, hard drive(s), memory, cables, rack mount PC case, shock mount flight case with wheels, and whatever the new version of OS X is at that point.
by the way, I'm building a Hackintosh.

my guess is ~$5,000

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Post by ethios4 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:32 pm

I loooooooooooove Massive for bass!!

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Post by BassTooth » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:01 pm

i bought it.

totally worth it.

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Post by disco judas » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:47 pm

stallos wrote:buy it mate, its simply the best and has one of the nicest GUIs of any synth out there

i dont know any1 who thinks its uncool - anyway even if they did why should you care

just get it - u will not be disappointed!

I think it is uncool.
I think its a fancy rompler sort of.


Cheers

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Post by BassTooth » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:53 pm

disco judas wrote:
stallos wrote:buy it mate, its simply the best and has one of the nicest GUIs of any synth out there

i dont know any1 who thinks its uncool - anyway even if they did why should you care

just get it - u will not be disappointed!

I think it is uncool.
I think its a fancy rompler sort of.


Cheers
no way judas. its a fancy synth.

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Post by grimleyj » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:55 pm

I think it is uncool.
I think its a fancy rompler.
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Do you even know what a rompler is?

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Post by xh9o » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:21 pm

its a mixture. it has all the knobs of a synth but ends up with the feel of a rompler/presetthrower. but not a bad one, i think its the best native instruments product since battery 1.
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Post by ethios4 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:40 pm

The new VA oscillators make it much less of a rompler to me, although I'll generally use Sylenth if I really want an "analog" sound. Massive is more for techy and digital sounds if you ask me. And then I use Zebra for weird plastic-y sounds.

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Post by ewistrand » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:08 pm

The Phat Conductor wrote:i think NI made the crack themselves or something...
Ah- no.
you get two unlocks too, so you can share the price with a friend.
Ah- no again, if you abide by the EULA...

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Post by doctorisin » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:39 pm

Why is Massive $99 in the US but Euro 199 in Europe ?

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Post by ewistrand » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:35 pm

doctorisin wrote:Why is Massive $99 in the US but Euro 199 in Europe ?
A couple reasons:

1) distributors. GC's the main distributor in the US. Because of the volume they do, they more than likely get a sizable discount in dealer cost. Since that's the case, they can sell for less. And, since most vendors will match prices, the price will usually stabilize at the lowest.
2) VAT. The US doesn't have VAT, and VAT's automatically added into the European price.

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Post by bytheriver » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:51 pm

Is there any way to get it for $99 if your in the UK?

I tried it and did really like it, I think they were doing buy 2 get one free, or buy 1 get 1 free on synths or something, or $99 all sound reasonable.

All I can find is way more than that though, even for the educational version.

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Post by cenik11 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:53 am

Definitely! It's an awesome synth. The way it uses macros makes automation so simple and intuitive. It's the first synth I bought and I'm quite glad I did :)

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Re: Should I buy Massive?

Post by tripleflows@gmail.com » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:12 pm

After around 10 years after its release Massive is still awesome!
As it provides full morphing.. only a few synth does it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7PZrqfuCJc

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