X
We need your consent

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. Go to our Cookies Policy for more information on how we use cookies. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at any time by returning to this site.

Native Instruments announces Massive X VST synth, but there is a catch

The sequel to the legendary plugin won’t be here for a while

Native Instruments’ Massive has proven to be one of the most enduringly popular software synths of all time. More than a decade after its release, it’s still a big favourite among computer musicians. That said, we were certainly due an update, and we can now confirm that it’s coming in the shape of Massive X.

This is a completely new plugin synth - it’s not compatible with its predecessor and is designed to co-exist with it - and has been created by the team who came up with the original more than 10 years ago.  

Unfortunately, there’s not much more in the way of public information about the synth at the time of writing. The UI is still under wraps, although we have seen it and can confirm that it has a more modular design than its predecessor, which enables synth elements to be changed and  rearranged a little like Reaktor Blocks, albeit stopping slightly short of fully modular routing.  

On the downside, Massive X won’t arrive until February, when it will be made available for free to Komplete 12 owners and at a discounted crossgrade price for owners of version 1. We’ll bring you more details as and when we get them.

Don't miss:  NI updates Massive, Traktor, Kontakt, Maschine Mikro and more

Recent news