Our conclusion? Nexus2 is great for producers of all skill levels, but especially useful for beginners. Skill level aside, Nexus2 does have a large quantity of quality samples available. No worries!
Nexus 2 By reFX
Our conclusion? Nexus2 is great for producers of all skill levels, but especially useful for beginners. Skill level aside, Nexus2 does have a large quantity of quality samples available. No worries! Additionally, there are a variety of sample packs available for download if you ever run out of presets to look through in the packs you do have. And what about the focus of the production tool? This makes it a bit harder to replicate organic sounds accurately such as the piano or flute.
On the other hand, Nexus2 utilizes samples which allows it to more accurately replicate both organic and digital sounds. This means that Nexus2 is more limited when it comes to shaping the end result. Building off of the focus, settings available also come into play when considering whether Nexus 2 is right for you. Nexus 2 instead skips this step by replaying sampled audio files. Now, the ROMpler still has a filter modifier, amp modifier, and various effects such as delay or reverb. But reaching an end result is much faster and more easily learned than with a synthesizer such as Serum.
Instead, it replays audio that has been sampled. However, Nexus2 is a fantastic ROMpler when it comes to quantity and quality of audio samples available. Additionally, it is one of the easier production tools to use when compared to other big players such as Serum or Sylenth1. Is Nexus2 Worth The Price? Taking a quick look over the different price points for Nexus2, we can quickly see that there is a huge difference in price range between the starter and complete pack.
However, after the starter pack, the price point goes up considerably. Are the value and complete packs worth the price? Well, to be honest, this really depends on your situation. If you have the money to spend and strongly feel that Nexus2 is the right VST for you, then it may make more sense to purchase the complete pack. In most cases though, it may be best to start with the starter pack and work your way up. But because of the variety available, it may mean that some expansions are not useful to you.
Each of these expansions is geared toward a different genre, and each of these expansions contain sounds often used within those genres.
If you were to purchase the complete version of Nexus2, it may be hard to effectively use all of the samples that you would be receiving. On the other hand, if you began with the starter version of Nexus2, you could then selectively download expansion packs as you need them which could save you money. Again, be sure to consider your situation to gain a better understanding of which Nexus2 pack makes sense for you to purchase.
In many situations, we believe that the starter pack should do the job with expansion packs available for your use. First Use Impressions In order to get a better understanding of the experience that Nexus2 would provide you with, we decided to give it a quick runthrough.
To begin, we purchased the starter pack for Nexus2. During this process, we learned that a USB-eLicenser was also required. These USBs, such as iLok, are sometimes required for software licensing. After waiting a few days for the e-Licenser to come in, we finally got it plugged into the computer.
With Nexus 2 licensed and ready to go, we could finally start exploring its glory. Immediately, we could see the library of expansions and presets available. ReFX created a simple layout with expansions featured on the left and presets within the expansion on the right. This built in simplicity made it easy for us to nimbly navigate through the vast library to find what we needed.
Moving on from the library, we see that the rest of Nexus2 is laid out in a similar simplistic fashion. There are 6 sections containing audio effects and other modifiers on the front page of the software, with the delay effect being shown above. Our first thoughts? Additionally, the knobs are easily used and labeled clearly. This definitely helps with preventing information overload.
We decided that we wanted to create some chords using a piano preset. Easy enough. We put down some MIDI notes onto the track to form our chords, chose the piano category, and began cycling through piano presets. Each and every preset has an incredibly unique timbre or quality of sound. Some piano presets replicated sounds from real life quite well. On the other hand, other presets created more ethereal and other-worldly sounds. Most of them sounded like they came pre-processed, and we just had to make sure we chose one that would fit with the song we were creating.
As we continued to cycle through the various presets, one problem did come to mind… Remember how we said that it was nice to have simple settings to prevent information overload?
That simplicity did not apply to the library. Although not necessarily a major con, we did find that it would be hard to settle on one preset just due to the sheer number of choices available. However, we eventually did come to a decision and settled on the Nexus Grandpiano preset it ended up being a great choice. Overall, we found that the Nexus 2 ROMpler provided a great first experience with the main focus being ease of use without sacrificing quality of sound.
Do you want to learn music production faster than ever? Getting started is often the hardest part when it comes to music production, and Nexus 2 easily solves that problem. Presets are for the most part ready to be used out of the box with little editing needed.
With new expansion packs coming out all of the time, reFX will definitely keep you on your toes with fresh new sounds. Better yet, previews of each and every expansion pack are available for you to experience before purchase.
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