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 synthesizer sounds.
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 additional presets.
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.