New Massive X 1.1 update introduces several requested features
Native Instruments recently launched the successor to their most sought-after VST plugin ever, Massive X – the update addresses several issues.
There was quite a bit of controversy around the original release of Native Instruments’ new flagship VST instrument, Massive X.
Thankfully not too long after its initial release, Native Instruments are back with an update that addresses several of the issues that came up in the initial release.
One of the biggest requests coming in from users is advanced visual feedback on the envelopes.
This was a bit of a strange one, as the original Massive VST plugin had pretty in-depth visual feedback of all the modulation sections, while the new Massive X only featured a static image that didn’t update as you tweaked the settings – making it pretty useless.
The new update changes that, although I wish you could still drag the actual image to make adjustments like in the old Massive.
They’ve also introduced several new skins, a light and dark mode alongside several flat modes that apparently use fewer intensive graphics for better resource handling.
Massive X is starting to shape up…
There isn’t all that much bundled into the latest update however, it is good news to see that the team at Native Instruments are listening to user requests and taking them seriously.
Another request that came up was introducing a more advanced preset browser – which they have now introduced in the Massive X 1.1 update.
The new browser categorizes all the presets into their styles and sound designers and allows you to tag your favourite presets to recall quickly when you need them.
There are still a few more features I could see going a long way in Massive X, however, like I said, the fact that they’re going for user requests so early on is a good sign.
The update is free for all existing MassiveX users, for more information check out the Native Instruments website here.