Browsing custom banks and patches in Native Instruments Massive
How to load and browse custom banks, user patches and 3rd party banks without having to load them one by one in Native Instruments Massive.
A quick tutorial for Native Instruments Massive, I’ve been emailed this question a few times recently so i thought i would add this to the blog.
First up i would create a folder somewhere you want to keep all your purchased and custom patches you make yourself. Up to you where, but somewhere sensible so you wont delete it or remove it.
Then inside this folder I’d create a folder to house each of your custom banks and perhaps one you can save in your own patches.
Now in Massive…
Click on File > Options
Now hit “Add”
Navigate to the folder you just created and select it
Now, back in the option panel of Massive hit the “re build DB (database)” button
This will recompile all the patches in the browser and include all the patches contained in the folder you created above.
Once you have done this and closed the option window – if you click on browser up the top right of the synth and then click on the words “Sound” you can now select the folder you just created in the tree on the left of the synth.
You should be able to select the different folders inside the folder you just created and all the contained patches are now in a list on the right.
You can now use the arrow keys or the up and down buttons at the top to move through the patches!
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