massive x standalone/komplete kontrol virtual keyboard

eraser
eraser Member Posts: 2 Noise
edited June 30 in Komplete Kontrol

Hi,

updated my komplete version and thought it would be nice to fool around with Massive X.

well, can't find the Massive X stand alone version... do I have to open a DAW when I want to play with it?

Then I saw there was komplete Kontrol so I installed the soft (slow, sluggish...) and could load Massive X in there (yet another layer? a standalone version would make it so quick...) BUT can't for the sake of me find a virtual keyboard to play notes with the keyboard of my laptop. Back to square one.

Why is there no standalone version of Massive X?

Why no virtual keyboard in Kontrol?

I find the user experience to be very bad (native access 2 is also sluggish and slow compared to v1, kontrol opens massive at 100% and it does not fit the screen at all...). I do have a synth with a keyboard but like to just open softs from time to time and play without having to connect anything.

I did find a virtual midi keyboard that can connect to KK but that's like 3 softs to play with massive X?

Am I missing a simple feature hidden somewhere in the settings?

Best Answers

  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 1,353 Pulse
    Answer ✓

    No virtual KB in KK as it was designed to be used with a hardware controller.

    Why NO SA Massive X...No clue...

    You can change the scale of Massive X so that it fits on your screen and it will hold that setting.


  • Monochrome
    Monochrome GermanyMember Posts: 204 Saw
    edited June 30 Answer ✓

    Indeed, to use Massive X, you'll need a DAW and, preferably, a real keyboard. If your DAW has a piano roll, you can use that instead.

    Komplete Kontrol doesn't have a virtual keyboard. Kontakt does, however: Massive X can't be loaded in Kontakt since it's not a Kontakt instrument.

    In conclusion: Open your favorite DAW, add Massive X to a track and play away with the piano roll.

Answers

  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie U.S.A.Member Posts: 1,353 Pulse
    Answer ✓

    No virtual KB in KK as it was designed to be used with a hardware controller.

    Why NO SA Massive X...No clue...

    You can change the scale of Massive X so that it fits on your screen and it will hold that setting.


  • Monochrome
    Monochrome GermanyMember Posts: 204 Saw
    edited June 30 Answer ✓

    Indeed, to use Massive X, you'll need a DAW and, preferably, a real keyboard. If your DAW has a piano roll, you can use that instead.

    Komplete Kontrol doesn't have a virtual keyboard. Kontakt does, however: Massive X can't be loaded in Kontakt since it's not a Kontakt instrument.

    In conclusion: Open your favorite DAW, add Massive X to a track and play away with the piano roll.

  • eraser
    eraser Member Posts: 2 Noise
    edited July 1

    Thanks for your replies!

    KK is a pity then. Will uninstall as it was sluggish anyway and without a virtual keyboard is basically useless for me.

    Massive X will be uninstalled too. I have absolutely no desire to open a DAW every time I just wanna play with the instrument.

    Arturia offers a virtual keyboard with all their plugins and they can all be used standalone, that's smart. I use them a lot because it's just so easy. Even though I'm not a huge fan of Kontakt (memory hug, CPU hungry) that's at least practical (The NI libraries are great).

    I don't understand NI here with Massive X and KK. kinda feel like they create virtual constraints so you buy their hardware...

  • Simchris
    Simchris Temecula, CAMember Posts: 116 Tri

    Helps to read application requirements before install. Helps to limit the waaah factor.

  • nightjar
    nightjar Member Posts: 415 Saw

    I strongly agree. KK should have a built-in virtual keyboard. Should have been there from day one.

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