Please follow this thread politely, don't raise arguments! Remember: reviews containing only negative or only positive aspects really don't matter. This is my opinion about Massive X. If some aspects are technically wrong, (kindly) correct me +Positive Aspects The opportunity to modulate other modulator’s rates. This is very useful because when modulating the modulators need often to be adapted to the pitch The opportunity to have a set of fixed sync rates for LFOs is very powerful together with the point mentioned above The routing offers three advantages: feedbacks can receive/send signal to multiple source/destinations envelope modulators and LFOs can be assigned also from routing modulator’s section have a mint new aux in feedback The interface is intuitive: I learned the most important features in less than an hour. Oscillators in insert are a very good solutions, because they have an input and they can become very useful when creating reeses. Insert Effects have more options than Massive -Negative Aspects Absence of Program Change, this new Massive will be not the best friend for live-sets. It has been years before NI released a new stand-alone synth, and it happened losing some features. To me it is a clear change of direction for their products Massive had a mono bypass and a stereo VCA, it is more flexible when using external FXs. In Massive X in fact the Amp section seems to be post FX (panning affects everything). In Massive the VCA was pre (panning was not affecting the bypass) No opportunity to import user’s waves like Serum No opportunity to use external noises and samples like Serum and AbSynth No additive synthesis like Serum and Absynth The wave scope is graphically not advanced like Serum and Ableton Wavetable: it doesn’t show the actual state of the wave during modulations and morphing Modulators lost the graphical aid they had with the old Massive. The Exciter Envelopes –which now are necessary to modulate the former “sustain loop”- really need more visual references. There is a Fixed Rubrik below showing %s, but the user have to estimate by him/herself the percentage of the knob The routing causes a dis-advantage: the balance between parallel and serial to the filters can’t be regulated anymore. Overall the new routing is changing the nature of the synth in a different direction. Also the cross fader when sending a source to filters is missing, this was very useful for Feedback. Is it maybe a cross-fade module missing in Massive X? There was a bunch of time of time to write a manual, which is essential when releasing such products. For example I would like to know what the new oscillators’ modes effectively do The quantity of inserts is very little: because they also host the second filter and extra oscillators, if I re-create my average patch I usually do with Massive patch, I would say 4 is the minimum quantity, but 6 inserts would be much better. Monophonic Area Effects doesn't have Tube Effects anymore =Conclusions Massive X is a big project, it haqs a modular routing and changes the approach to the typical Wavetable synth. It is better for producing, not suitable to be used in live-set without bouncing the track. Producers who use layering and multi-band effects will continue doing the same with Massive X: this kind of users would need to trigger their samples in the sound's attack, use their own distortions, Stereo FX on high frequencies only and Dynamics in some other frequencies. Trying to multi-effect with Massive X's routing would use way much more modules than it has. For sure it offers more possibilities but takes out a little simplicity and speed to use. Although it’s wider positioning it can’t fully cover the spectrum of FM8 on FM and AbSynth. As the interest for modular and semi-modular systems is growing again, Massive X is probably trying to cover that range. So we need time to see if the new features are really fulfilling the consumer's need, opening to new trends and styles, or they will go far away to the usual wave-table synth usage.