In this Instagram photo posted by Steve Aoki Feb 2016, he taped his iLok and eLicenser USB keys to his USB ports. He mentions the "nexus key" by name, which is reFX Nexus' eLicenser, implying he uses the software synth. > "Ghetto rigged! Now my ilok & nexus key can't hide away in my bag! #studioproblems #studiohack"more
When talking about what software he used on his Fire & Ice album, Kaskade says "The libraries [for NEXUS2] are full of both familiar and completely crazy sounds, and it's really easy to navigate, so I used it a lot on the album, though I wish you could sculpt the sounds a little bit more."more
"NEXUS is the only usable sample-based synth on the market! In the beginning of a track, 'We Do Have A Plan' on how it should sound - so Nexus is perfect for those big time moments when you're in the zone and just want to have fun fun fun and not spending ours tweaking sounds. I vote Yes for this one!" - Stefanmore
Kygo can be seen spotted at reFX Nexus 2 homepage. Quote: > Nexus always gets me good results SUPER-FAST. It’s very easy to edit sounds and a lot of the presets are READY TO USE straight away, especially the Pianos! Nexus really has been an ESSENTIAL TOOL in a lot of my productions to date.more
Tony of Above & Beyond says the group occasionally uses the Nexus synth to instantly and easily create "classic trance sounds." Jono says "NEXUS sounds and plays like it was made for musicians by musicians. You are going to install this synth and get using these sounds in your tracks straight away, and very little additional processing is necessary. It's also great to find a built in reverb that is so smooth and rivals good quality hardware reverbs. In a digital sample-based synth, the raw currency is good quality samples. Rather than see how many gigs they could fill with average samples, it feels like a proper RD team has put the kind of energy into the plugin that a big hardware synth manufacturer would have in the past. Something I feel that's been missing from the virtual synth world."more
"I've been following the work of sound designer Manuel Schleis for quite some time now. I've used many of his sounds as an excellent starting point for creating sounds on my JP 8000 and Virus synths. The great news is, with Nexus2 I now have all these massive patches directly available in one plug in that I can save and recall directly with my DAW project. The interface is straightforward and fast to use and the pristine sound quality equals the best hardware synthesizers. I'm a big fan of the Arts Acoustic reverb, so it’s really cool to see that integrated in Nexus2 as well. To put it simply: Nexus2 is an essential must have, get yours today!"more
"We think most of the house producers out there use this one. It's great for a quick work flow. Admittedly it is a bit over-used lately, but if one uses it right you can achieve great stuff. We use it mostly for strings/piano and it gets more and more rare that we do, but still, it played a big part in one of our tracks."more
As someone who's known for a painstaking level of detail in their compositions, I'm the last person you'd expect to hear an endorsement from about something that doesn't require coding or patch cables. I must say that NEXUS is one of the most powerful and dynamic softsynths I've ever had the pleasure of using. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.more
As a great user of analog instruments, it is probably one of the first time, with a virtual synth such as the NEXUS, that I can really compare the texture, the transients, the impact of the low range and the diversity of the sounds with what I find in an analog machine. The interface is easy to use, the arpeggiator is really cool, and the sounds always find their place in a mix. NEXUS is already one of my favorite synths of all time!more
In his reddit AMA, Doctor P say he uses the following "instruments: massive kontakt battery nexus diva korg legacy collection minimoog processing: fabfilter pro q camel phat waves C1 waves SSL comp SPL tube tech izotope ozone wow i never realised how small the list of my plug ins would be"more
The Nexus is a FANTASTIC SOUNDING plugin that is very versatile in it sounds and expansion packs. Great sounding basses, pads and leads and drums! A GO TO INSTRUMENT and a must if you make electronic dance music. But interestingly as well, I find this instrument EXTREMELY USEFUL in creating film-scores. From true Analogue sounding on one spectrum and very Digital on the other side of the spectrum, Nexus offers it all!more
This must be the best synth ever made if you're a lazy producer!
Great Leads for big room sounds. Easy to navigate, but it uses samples, so there is not much control.
Rompler is an electronic music instrument that plays audio samples stored in ROM chips to generate sound. In contrast to samplers, romplers do not record audio and have limited or no capability for generating original waveforms. The term rompler is a portmanteau of the terms ROM and sampler.more
It’s really useful and credible without too much effort. I use it when I need a sound that already has everything and who may have come from sources that it can be hard to synthesize.
During an interview with SeamlessR, at 01:05:00 Xilent answers a fan's question about how he achieved awesome, full sounding chord combos. Xilent goes on to explain that while he was remixing Ellie Goulding's "Figure 8", he's "...got about 5 maybe 4 Nexus 2 patches loaded up, each one of them playing just one note."more
I have been waiting ages for a rompler such as NEXUS. Finally, an extremely flexible rom-player, which is easy to use at the same time, has arrived in the virtual studio world. The highly intuitive GUI and the clear layout, merged with an FX-section of high quality, enables you to work quickly and creatively without disturbing your workflow. And due to the growing number of expansions, you are always up-to-date with new sounds. This is a congenial concept which has been realized brilliantly. NEXUS is a must-have!more
This is a very simple synth with great sound. You hear alot of these patches on so many big tunes.
Sold my Dave Smith Poly Evolver Keyboard for this VST. Im mostly in the box these days, but the Nexus 2 is one of my main soft synths. Great sounds, lots of samples and banks to flip through for quick inspiration. Handy when you want to work fast in the studio. A++
Pad , Piano , ...
NEXUS has proven itself to be very valuable in our setup! Especially during the pre-production process. You simply have all the important basic and standard sounds from the whole electronic dance music scene, so you can start to work in no time... With some tweaks, many sounds find their way into our tracks!more
On a reddit AMA, someone asked him what vst he uses. He responded. "they all have their individual perks but I find that the sounds and morphing functions on Massive are pretty awesome. But I usually use it for hard synths and basses layers. If I wanted something a little more trancey I would go for Nexus."more
"You can warp the sounds, you can do what you need to, but it's not like too much or use, like, different effects, like, inside of fruity loops like gross beat or something or whatever to make your sound different. My original one that I used to really, really, really mess with was called Hypersonic. After that got played down and I done used all the sounds that I could in there, I found out about Nexus. That was, like, one of my go-tos and then after that, I found out about Omnisphere. That's like, really like, my go-to, go-to. I really like Omnisphere like a whole lot. It's just so many sounds in there."more
With its ease of use, NEXUS integrated perfectly in my existing setup. You got all essential sounds together (like in the good old rompler days) and you can edit and access the sounds quickly. Especially for creative brainstorming and melody finding, it's a genius tool! You can integrate many sounds into your productions "as they are", since they already fit in the mix very well. The outstanding and flexible arpeggiator is the cherry on the top...more
What I really appreciate with NEXUS is the simplicity of its use. You can find the sound that fits you within few minutes, and then you can modify it as much as you want, until you find your personal touch. The other big advantage of NEXUS is that you can add expansions to improve it, it's one of the plug-ins you must have on your computer.more
The NEXUS is an extremely powerful and useful tool that gives you exactly what you need, straight away. Equal to the quality of many hardware synths, but often more useful and easy to use, giving instant access to the sounds you need. Great built-in effects and presets complete a class-leading expandable synth for all your needs.more
At 4:08 Frank says "We use two pianos, one is only the mid infomation which is the M1 because it's just great in the middle and then we take a Nexus piano and surround the M1 with some stereo infomation so it gets super wide. At 5:00 Matt says "Most people that speak to us about the strings think the strings are live, which are not... The famouse Nexus"more
Ian Carey Trying hard to find a patch I don’t like with NEXUS is an impossible task. To say this is my "Go To" plugin would be an understatement. reFX and Vengeance just seem to have a knack of getting it right. Period! Brad Holland I've been working closely with Ian on productions now for 3 years, and I can't recall one project that we haven’t used something by reFX and Vengeance on. These guys ARE DANCE MUSIC. NEXUS is the orchestra!more
> His favourite tools are Native Instruments Komplete 9, reFX Nexus 2 and Vengeance, and Spectrasonics Omnisphere. "Omnisphere has everything — pianos, strings, basses, organs, sound effects, chants, drums, synthesizers — and Komplete 9 has everything as well, but they have their own workflows.more
Auch wenn Nexus2 schon seit einigen Jahren auf dem Markt ist, gehört dieser Synthesizer noch lange nicht zum alten Eisen unter den Software-Instrumenten. Und wenn man aufmerksam Interviews von Produzenten und Songwritern aus dem elektronischen Bereich verfolgt, fällt der Name „Nexus“ besonders häufig. Gerade deswegen lohnt es sich, ihn genauer unter die Lupe zu nehmen und zu schauen, warum er sich als eines der Standardtools etabliert hat. Der von der Firma reFX entwickelte Sample-ROM-basierte Synthesizer liefert mit über 4GB an Daten mehr als 1000 sofort spielbare Presets für den Einsatz in unterschiedlichsten Musikrichtungen. Die Installation verläuft einfach und problemlos, lediglich der Ordner mit dem Content muss unter Mac OsX per Hand an die gewünschte Stelle kopiert werden, was aber kein großes Problem darstellen sollte. Benutzbar ist der Nexus2, nachdem die Lizenz auf den mitgelieferten USB-eLicenser übertragen wurde. Die Lizenz kann leider nicht auf einen eventuell schon vorhandenen iLok übertragen werden, man ist also definitiv auf den neuen Dongle angewiesen, außer man arbeitet bisher schon mit Programmen, die auf die gleiche Sicherheitstechnik setzten (z.B. Cubase oder Nuendo). Dann kann natürlich der bisher vorhandene Dongle benutzt werden. Um seine Klänge zu erzeugen benutzt der Nexus Samples und eine Reihe an nativen Oszillatoren, welche wie bei jedem anderen Synthesizer erzeugt werden (saw, square, sine etc.). Jeder Sound besteht aus bis zu 8 verschiedenen Layern und kann nach eigenen Vorstellungen bearbeitet und mit unterschiedlichsten Effekten verfeinert werden. Die mitgelieferte Soundlibrary ist in einem übersichtlichen Ordnersystem strukturiert und ermöglicht somit einen schnellen Zugriff auf die gesuchten Sounds. Zusätzlich zum Standard-Content sind noch zwei Expansions (Dance Vol.2 und Rom Extension) im Lieferumfang inklusive. Alle Presets wurden von Sound Designer Manuel Schleis erstellt, welcher bereits durch seine Vengeance Samplepack-Serie große Bekanntheit erlangt hat. Bekannt ist der Sound des Nexus vor allem in den Musikrichtungen Electro, Party-Schlager und EBMmore
"What the hell is it?" Something beautiful..start with that. good quality sounds and easy to use. My reference synths. I usually build a project using default sound presets to build the basis of a track, then go on to sound design once my structure is complete. The presets act great as underlying sounds as well, with the right tweaking.more
It's a good plugin when you get more packs to play with, the frustrating part for me was: i thought i could make my own synth in there.
But other than that, it's a decent plugin
I don't prefer to use it much, since I cannot afford the costlier version. But in case I am too lazy to create my own sound, this is the most helpful thing. The filters are powerful, the arp is nice, and overall it actually has cool sounds but they are used by so many people that it will not make your production stand out.
I think the Nexus is the best VSTi when it comes to variety of instruments and styles, different from Sylenth1 and others, the Nexus has a focus in closer productions songs to commercial and EDM.
well first of all the complete bundle of this is amazingly expensive. for 2k i would rather go buy some super dope hardware like a virus ti snow, but hey the regular version with a few expansions is alright. my favorite part about this synthesizer are the options to really morph the sound and make it your own, i've never felt like i've had so many options in a sampler/rompler before to alter the sound. it's quite amazing. everything from a filter, to an envelope, a 3 part mixer, reverb, delay, arp, and a trance gate. just soooooooo many options on hwo you want to change the sound of the particular patch