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Absynth or Massive


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    Avatar of djsoulchas3r
    djsoulchas3r
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    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.

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    #35283
    Avatar of graphite412
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    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!!!

    #35284
    Avatar of graphite412
    graphite412
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    maybe watch some youtube videos and see what each one does!

    #35285
    Avatar of djsoulchas3r
    djsoulchas3r
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    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!”

    #35286
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    electro… just think of all the electro you could make!!!

    #35287
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    Massive is more a synth where Absynth is loaded sounds that can be manipulated similar to Atmosphere/Omnisphere.

    #35288
    Avatar of graphite412
    graphite412
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    Oh snaps. Is it the bombtastic?

    #35289
    Avatar of Taylorfranklyn
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    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….

    #35290
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    djellipse
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    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!

    #35291
    Avatar of graphite412
    graphite412
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    Did the price go down?

    #35292
    Avatar of djsoulchas3r
    djsoulchas3r
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    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 care :)

    #35293
    Avatar of graphite412
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    propellerhead needs to get their act together.

    #35294
    Avatar of djdunamis
    djdunamis
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    I almost rather see them make VST modules of some of the instruments in Reason, that would be nice.

    #35295
    Avatar of djsoulchas3r
    djsoulchas3r
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    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.

    #35296
    Avatar of KevinOneel
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    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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