Absynth or Massive
August 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm #22524
So I got an Audio Kontrol 1 and it came with a coupon for 1 free NI instrument (like a $200 value) I downloaded the demos of both and like both.
Absyth seems more powerful, but Massive has some SWEET sounding synths. Right now I’m leaning towards Absynth.
COMMENTS??????????August 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm #35283
depends on what you want. Massive would be better for bass and lead sounds. Where absynth is better for pads. If you are going to be making electro, glitch, dubstep or harder forms of dnb, I would go with Massive. If you are going to make trance or ambient/chill/lounge/liquid dnb, I would go with abysnth.
They would probably be awesome compliments. Then again you could get a synth like scanned synth by humanoid sound systems for donationware, and use it for dirty bass sounds!!!August 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm #35284
maybe watch some youtube videos and see what each one does!August 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm #35285
Yah I’ve watched videos and played with both quite a bit. I feel like massive is awesome but very comparable to Thor although it is a bit easier to get a really full sound.
Just wondering if there was anybody out there like: “Massive is so amazing you need it!”August 28, 2010 at 5:37 am #35286
electro… just think of all the electro you could make!!!August 29, 2010 at 4:23 am #35287
Massive is more a synth where Absynth is loaded sounds that can be manipulated similar to Atmosphere/Omnisphere.August 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm #35288
Oh snaps. Is it the bombtastic?October 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm #35289
I have never used Absynth and I dont own Massive, but from what I hear, Massive is the way to go. I know for a fact that JunkieXL uses massive….November 20, 2010 at 8:12 am #35290
i think they both suck tbh… all the presets are bleh, and its a pain in the but to work with… i dont like the interface on either at all… if u want a good cheap vst synth, go with sylenth 1, it is epic for how much it is, its only 125$! lennardigital.com RUN IT!November 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm #35291
Did the price go down?November 21, 2010 at 4:10 am #35292
well the thing here is I have a coupon so free is pretty awesome LOL..
Have trial versions of both but not super impressed so I can’t make a decision still.
Maybe Record 2.0 will support VST’s and then I’ll actually careNovember 21, 2010 at 8:02 am #35293
propellerhead needs to get their act together.November 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm #35294
I almost rather see them make VST modules of some of the instruments in Reason, that would be nice.November 22, 2010 at 3:17 am #35295
Yes that would be excellent!
You can always just rewire a sinlge combinator or something into a specific channel on the out panel, so it sort of like having it as a VST in Live or somethign… not exactly but sort of.
So from one Reason instance you can have a bunch of different output channels with different instruments.
It gets tricky with the midi notes though, you need those in Reason so its harder with loops etc.November 25, 2010 at 2:11 am #35296
Sorry to be Baron von Poopinon, but Reason will never support VSTs. REason is designed to be an all-in-one type solution. They have no desire to support anybody else’s product. They’d probably also argue that the ReWire function is so you can work in another DAW with VSTs.
To answer the question at hand….. I’d go with Massive. It’s more of a pure synth type program, so I think you’d get more versatility out of it. I’m not the biggest NI fan, but I’ve used both Absynth and Massive, and liked Massive much more.
Arturia VSTs are where it’s at!
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