Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

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Bippo
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64 posts since 1 Mar, 2019

Post Thu May 16, 2019 12:31 am

Lol, nexus is way too overpriced and all these "expansion" packs are a scam.

sacer
KVRian
538 posts since 8 Jan, 2012 from frankfurt, Germany

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 1:00 am

I also was thinking that there would come something new like a nexus 3. There are so many good sounds that a new architecture can bring it to next levels. Like new FX in sample manipulation and morph features. A modern interface with modern browser - hope it will be backward compatible to my NKS Library

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noiseboyuk
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2646 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 1:17 am

For fun, here's a list of the top things I'd be looking for:

Tag browser
Resizable UI
Proper mixer page
Arpeggiator
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dune_rave
KVRian
1266 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 1:48 am

Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?
who knows? You should define your own criteria.
In my case, I decided to use one 'rompler' only, and that's NI Kontakt. (and this can be even more useful)

Reefius
KVRian
605 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Belgium

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 1:54 am

noiseboyuk wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:17 am
For fun, here's a list of the top things I'd be looking for:

Tag browser
Resizable UI
Proper mixer page
Arpeggiator
Nexus 2 is is already resizable up to 200% (but it gets quite blurry when resized) and it also has a pretty decent arpeggiator built in.

SoundPorn
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769 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 1:56 am

There is only one proper use of the term fake news, and it is literally when what is reported is "faked" I.E. made up rumors or allegations with zero proof, sort of like 95% of mainstream media in America. Almost everything they report eventually turns out to be a lie. So the term is actually a good shield to protect the more gullible from believing anything they hear or read on a meme.

Nexus is still rather rare in the vst market for what it offers. I've always been a fan of Xpand and would love to see an Xpand 3.


noiseboyuk wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:37 pm
AnX wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:25 pm
unless its being opened up, its fake news
Just to say I loathe the Trumpian incorrect use of the term "fake news".

Looking forward to the next version of Nexus, regardless of whether or not it is opened up (and I suspect it will not be). I think its already known that the browser will be overhauled and can't come soon enough.

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ATS
KVRAF
6397 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 1:58 am

Nexus sounds totally amazing. I don't know how they do it but from what I understand it is more than just a rompler.
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noiseboyuk
KVRAF
2646 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 2:19 am

Reefius wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:54 am
Nexus 2 is is already resizable up to 200% (but it gets quite blurry when resized) and it also has a pretty decent arpeggiator built in.
Oops, my bad on the Arpeggiator - I was thinking that often when I go to tweak it I can't, but that's because many seem to be fully sampled sequences. Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't, depends how they designed the patch.

Thanks for the resize tip too, found it eventually on the back panel. Yeah, that seems to be just a blow up - better than nothing but a proper reizable gui would be very welcome.
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andypryce
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147 posts since 2 Nov, 2014

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 2:52 am

Resize is not working on Mac. Been waiting for years. Guess It won't happen.

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DrGonzo
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2206 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 2:58 am

andypryce wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:52 am
Resize is not working on Mac. Been waiting for years. Guess It won't happen.
I don't know how many support tickets I have opened on that one.. :dog:

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Hanz Meyzer
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1091 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 3:11 am

Go with Avenger instead, since it also has a sampler engine, and the presets are made by the same guy(s). Avenger is way more modern and offers a lot of advanced synthesis unlike nexus.

generaldiomedes
KVRian
651 posts since 15 Apr, 2017 from Canada

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 5:42 am

However avenger is not as sophisticated of a sampler, so don’t expect anything like the Hollywood expansion

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MuzikFreq
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30 posts since 29 Apr, 2019

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 8:02 am

I would say save the money and look into Freshlysqueezedsamples for amazing professional presets. Nexus is a money sink once you go down that path.
Also the USB dongle kept me from getting cubase so yeah.... Having one for Nexus is also a no go for me.

Spin Boyz
KVRist
416 posts since 1 Jul, 2007

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 8:22 am

NI's KOMPLETE is a better value IMHO...

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zvenx
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6974 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Is ReFX nexus 2 worth getting?

Post Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 am

DrGonzo wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:58 am
andypryce wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:52 am
Resize is not working on Mac. Been waiting for years. Guess It won't happen.
I don't know how many support tickets I have opened on that one.. :dog:

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