The EDM Dictionary: Massive (n.)


Massive (noun): In EDM, massive can refer to 1) a large-scale rave (“a massive”), typically a festival, or 2) Native Instruments’ Massive, a popular software synth used by producers.


Festivals are sometimes called “massives,” referring to the massive amount of people participating in the event. One example of this is the 1Life festival, launched in 2014, which billed itself as “America’s First Gay Massive.”

Native Instruments’ Massive, part of their Komplete collection, is a venerated and powerful software synthesizer that his long been one of the most popular choices by producers in the EDM scene, along with LennarDigital’s Sylenth1. It is particularly strong at creating bass lines due to its FM capabilities.

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