Massive is a Native Instruments synthesizer that is strongly associated with dubstep, and with modern electronica in general. As a commercial product, it is primarily designed for use as a musical instrument within the setting of pitched, tonal music. Still, I’ve been curious about how far I can push Massive to create strange, other-worldly synth sounds. For the past few weeks I’ve been creating Massive presets that take Massive out of its usual setting, and apply it to the task of abstract noise and soundscape generation. The bundle is called Strange Transmissions, and it shows the versatility of the Massive synthesizer.