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Massive X by Native Instruments is finally here! If you've been living under a rock for the past year or so, Massive X is Native Instrument's next installment of their incredibly popular Massive wavetable synthesizer. Massive defined the sound of EDM genres for the past 10 years, and dominated the market until Serum by Xfer Records came out. They're pushing Massive X as the synth for the next decade, and thats its designed to evolve over time (the original Massive never really changed much). To bring you all up to speed, Massive X (and Massive) are whats known as 'wavetable...

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There are hundreds of great software synthesizer VST out there, and you probably already have several - so why should you care about Phase Plant? I think Phase Plant by Kilohearts stands out from the crowd because of the way it seamlessly combines different types of synthesis, with so many effects, with such a great modulation system. If you think about Serum and why it became more popular than Massive over the years, it mainly had to do with the UI and its ease of use. I think Phase Plant does that same thing for the hybrid synthesizer market. If...

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Are you looking for the best Kontakt library to buy for black Friday or the holiday sale season? Or maybe you just got Kontakt and want to grow your library of sample instruments? The Kontakt library market is huge, and it can be overwhelming to choose sometimes. In this post i'm going to share what I consider to be the best Kontakt libraries in each instrument category. The idea behind this is that if you had to just buy 1 library from each of these categories, which ones should you buy to have a world class sample library with as...

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Native Instruments has released a new version of their massive collection - Komplete. I'm always SO excited when NI announces one of these, because its always a great chance to get tons of new products for dirt cheap. This time they pushed the boundaries even further by offering 900 GB of sounds in their new Ultimate Collectors Edition, an absolutely staggering amount of instruments, plug-ins, and samples. In the image below you can see the various options NI is offering for Komplete 12. They have Select, regular, Ultimate, and Ultimate Collectors Edition. This time around they're including Expansions, which are...

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