NI Massive

Developer(s) Native Instruments
Stable release
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Type Synthesizer plugin
License Proprietary

Massive is a commercial wavetable software synthesizer plugin manufactured by Native Instruments for use in professional audio production. It utilizes several wavetables and oscillators in the creation of synthetic timbres. The software can be used as a VST plugin within a digital audio workstation, or as a standalone program. Released in 2007,[1] the plugin has gained widespread popularity in the electronic music field, and is one of the most popular synthesizer plugins for modern dance music production.[2]


Massive features a hybrid digital-analog design which is intended for the production of bass and lead sounds. Based on wavetable synthesis, the plugin’s sound is formed by three wave oscillators with separate controls for wavetable position, pitch, and wave shaping. The sound created from these oscillators can be driven through two separate filters. Onwards, the outputted sound is shaped with four different envelopes, which feature settings for attack, decay, release and sustain, and these can be set individually for any knob in the plugin interface. Modulation settings include LFO, Performer and Stepper options.


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