Handmade circuitry, aged and worn over time and frequent use; filters, oscillators and effects that never quite stay still, forever shuffling and swaying according to their own internal rhythms; glowing output cables, converting energy to heat as well as electricity and eventually sound - and all the while the dust drifts casually down, perfectly mirroring the crumbly, smokey sonic flavour of the technology it so often covers.
There is something intimately beautiful about the worn, scorched sound of analogue technology. The ebb and flow of current through wires results in a deeper connection between instrument and performer, contributing to a sound that is at once characterful, fragile and ultimately just a little more human than digital audio.
"But Massive is digital, it can't possibly produce a sound like analogue!'" we hear you cry. Think again! The dazzling variety of sampled waveforms, resonant filter choices and dizzyingly complex modulation capabilities allow Massive to conjure up sounds every bit as lush, unstable and warm as its analogue counterparts.
Dust Road exploits these abilities entirely, bending pitches, blending waveforms, blurring filters and blitzing standard routings, all to gorgeous effect. Hear the decayed, constantly-shifting sound of analogue audio come to life, complete with full sound sculpting options. Every macro control of every preset has been hot-wired to give you full access to and control of your sound.
Inspired by vintage film soundtracks, especially those of the sci-fi variety, as well as a host of downtempo, chill-out and ambitronica pioneers, Dust Road also takes cues from the resurgence of analogue synth sounds in contemporary Dance and EDM. The presets each come with a unique MIDI loop, letting you warm up your music immediately after the pack has downloaded.
Have 50 vintage presets and 50 MIDI loops at your disposal and light a fire of analogue bliss beneath your productions - Dust Road contains the kindling and the match!