Factory Presets Do Not Show Up in the MASSIVE, ABSYNTH 5 or FM8 Browser

In some cases it may be necessary to rebuild your sound database within ABSYNTH 5, MASSIVE or FM8. To do this please follow the steps below:

  1. Launch ABSYNTH 5, MASSIVE or FM8 in standalone mode and select File > Options from the toolbar.
  2. In the Options menu, switch to the Browser tab (ABSYNTH, MASSIVE) or Database tab (FM8).
  3. Click the button labelled Rebuild DB to begin rescanning the sound database.

The database will be scanned in a background process while you can continue to work with the instrument. Once this is complete, your factory presets will appear in your Browser area as well as the preset drop-down menu.