Note: this post is from 2006, outbound links may be broken.
Native Instruments announces Absynth 4, Battery 3, FM8 and Massive
Native Instruments has just finished their NI-versary sale and already some new synths are announced.
Absynth 4, Battery 3, FM8 and Massive are four new synths that will be available in October. The first three will be part of Komplete 4 and if you buy, update or upgrade to both Komplete 4 and Kore you will receive Massive for free.
Absynth now has a freely-definable master ADSR feature which greatly simplifies manipulating presets.
Absynth 4 is generally easier to work with. A envelope step mode and macro controls will help create variations.
Check the Absynth 4 product page for more information.
FM8 looks much like FM7, with some improvements. Like Absynth 4 it tries to make things a bit easier on the interface. It has a powerful, programmable arpeggiator which offers a matrix of up to 32 steps.
FM8 also comes with a new rack including over 10 new effects: talk wah, phaser, flanger, tremolo, reverb, pitch-able delay and more.
Check the FM8 product page for more info.
Battery 3 has a new engine and a host of sound shaping options to deliver tight, punchy drums while the user-friendly interface guarantees instant access and complete control.
Not much new here I guess.
Check out the Battery 3 product page for more information.
Massive looks like it’s name: Massive! It has 3 “Wave Scanning” oscillators which in total can generate 82 individual waveforms. Massive can be used to create both analog and digital style sounds, thanks to 2 multi-mode filters with a total of eleven different filter types. Flexible routing makes this synth incredibly diverse.
There’s much more at Massive‘s product page.
The synths have Kore integration with KoreSound™ and come with presets ready for use with Kore.
For more details on all these synths, KORE and KOMPLETE 4, visit the Native Instruments website.