does anyone know if the filter in NI Massive can reach self-oscillation? I'm thinking about purchasing it but would just like to find this out beforehand. I can't really find any info on this elsewhere. Cheers, Oli.
Self-oscilation only works for analogue gear (because of the noise flow and constant active OSCs). Digital plug-ins can't self oscillate. But some programmers made algorithms that "imitate" self-oscillation to a certain degree. In NI Massive you can "imitate" self-osculation if you feed a bit to noise from the noise generator into the filter with a cranked resonance. Then after the self-osculation like sound starts you can remove the noise and the self-oscillation will feed itself.
Massive has a feedback function so you can feed back the output of the filter into the input and thus you can generate another self-osicillation like sound.
But if you want a real self-oscillating filter, you need to go analogue.
I hope I could answer you question.