If you can really do Nexus sounds adequately with Serum, you should do a preset pack, it will sell like sliced bread.keisuki wrote:Listening to the demo on the site, Serum is more than capable of those sounds. Play with the unison, add an envelope to a low pass filter (turn sustain down), add the compressor and check the OTT (multiband) option, simple pluck.
Electro-bass sound; try a bandpass filter on a saw and some distortion. Serum has FM for those deep house basses. None of those Nexus sounds are good, nor worth $250 (plus whatever else for the certain pack each sound is from). It's all about layering, as it is they layer several instances of Nexus in that demo, so you're going to have to do that anyway, might as well just use Serum for it. If you put the time in, you will get far better sounds out of Serum.
Also for supersaws, these sound awful - seconding Spire or Hive. ^
Yes the USB key is mandatory according to the site.Free USB-port for eLicenser
edit; adding onto the above post, there's nothing wrong with ROMplers - use whatever sounds good for sure, but that's my point; in my opinion Nexus doesn't sound good (to me at least)
Some of the best preset designers work for Nexus (Manuel Schleiß, Big Tone for example) - and Nexus' main selling point always was providing up-to-date sounds from popular genres for instant and easy use. And pros don't care about "It's just a rompler" discussions, they want to get their job done. Hence the 'pro' price tag.
Of course this product is useless for those "I-do-all-my-sounds-myself-and-never-use-samples" guys.