reFX Nexus 3.5.8 Full Version is the kind of instrument that you go to when you don’t want to spend time programming it’s a ROMpler rammed full of inspirational, pro-quality sounds. Nexus is a next generation ROM synthesizer. Nexus delivers complex, ultra-fat, contemporary soundstorms. A powerful and flexible architecture is the foundation that supports the immediately useful and spontaneously engaging design of the instrument. Every aspect of Nexus was built to produce music of the highest quality, quickly, with the least amount of fuss.
Nexus features a 32-step arpeggiator with note-transposition, a 32-step trance gate, reverb licensed from Arts Acoustic, and a sophisticated modulation-matrix that will help you sculpt the sound. Nexus includes a comprehensive 4GB library of over 880 sounds driven by a friendly internal librarian to find the exact sound you need in the heat of the creative moment.
Features like search, favorites, and categorization are standard not only in the factory library but in all available expansions. Nexus offers an array of expansions covering a wide gamut of contemporary music styles and produced by the worlds top sound designers.
reFX Nexus Mac Features:
- The Library tab enables you to browse the 762 factory presets via the faux-LCD screen.
- These are split into 16 subcategories, including Arpeggios, Dance Leads, Piano, Fantasy and Dream, Epic Pads, Gated Pads, Classical and more.
- Nexus3 remains a dance-music-focused product, and this is affirmed by the inclusion of an all-new expansion: Dance Vol. 2.
- You can’t create sounds from scratch using Nexus3, or import samples into it, but there are sound-shaping options aplenty. The front panel knobs and buttons are unchanged since v1, yet the LCD panel offers some neat new tricks.
- The Mod screen offers control over vibrato, portamento and pitchbend (now with a +/-48 semitone range), but the main point of interest is the spruced-up modulation matrix.
- Mod sources include the mod wheel, aftertouch, pitchbend, CC and host automation, and twin user LFOs.
- Nexus3’s arpeggiator and Trancegate each have their own page and are among the best we’ve seen.
- As well as the usual arpeggiator modes for up, down, order, and so on, Nexus3’s has a mini-sequencer.
- The Mix screen offers perhaps the most useful new features.
- Nexus patches are built from up to four layers, and you can now mute layers and set their volume, panning, transpose and detune parameters.
- This is most welcome, and by stacking Nexus3 instances, you can effectively combine layers from separate patches.
- The stereo enhancer is handy and works on a given frequency range, but the analogue phaser is the real star.
- It’s licensed from ArtsAcoustic and gives a lush, smooth tone that distinguishes it from the existing phaser.
- It has more controls too, with adjustable upper/lower frequencies and up to 16 stages.
- With the Speed set to 0, the phaser’s position can be directly manipulated using the lower frequency value, which is a destination in the mod matrix.
- A proper parametric EQ has been added, with eight filter options for each of the four bands.
- Mac OS X Kodiak, 10.0 (Cheetah), 10.1 (Puma), 10.2 (Jaguar), 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
- OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)
- macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.15 (Catalina), 11.0 (Big Sur), 12.0 (Monterey), 13.0 (Ventura) and Later Version.
- Supported Hardware: Intel or Apple Chip (M1) or Apple Chip (M2) or PowerPC Mac.