Massive Polaris is a collection of 200 sounds for NI Massive aimed at classic synth enthusiasts.
The project was born out of numerous hours spent watching demonstration videos on YouTube of a host of great digital and analogue synthesizers from the 80s and 90s. So, if names like Korg M1, Roland JX8P, Yamaha DX7, Oberheim OB-12, Waldorf Microwave II and Moog Source fill you with fond thoughts, then this soundset might well be for you.
This is not a collection of emulations of classic patches, more a tribute to those deep, crisp, lush, atmospheric sounds, with an added edge of modern synthesis options courtesy of Massive’s aggressive waveforms, oscillators and filters.
Polaris is full of huge, sweeping pads; bright, elegant leads; pulsing, bubbling basslines and synth sequences; punchy, harmonic basses; plus, a few old skool synth percussion sounds.
Massive Polaris is designed as a ‘go to’, workhorse synth collection. Whatever the project, there’s a beautiful, detailed and dynamic Polaris sound waiting to be used. This soundset is particularly useful for deep, atmospheric electronica (ambient, chillout, downtempo), electronic film scoring and also more club-friendly EDM genres (trance, house, progressive).
So, whether you’re wanting to inject a little Steve Roach, Cliff Martinez, Paul Van Dyk or even Tangerine Dream into your project, Massive Polaris will add the subtlety, air and emotion you’re after. And, as ever, there are multiple options for sound manipulation and tone-scaping via carefully programmed macro controls.