Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

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Trancit
KVRAF
2381 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:27 am

Teksonik wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:18 am
Not to state the painfully obvious but it's possible to read about the CP method. :wink:
...
That´s not what you wrote... but anyway... :tu:

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Teksonik
KVRAF
12828 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:59 am

Trancit wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:27 am
Teksonik wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:18 am
Not to state the painfully obvious but it's possible to read about the CP method. :wink:
...
That´s not what you wrote... but anyway... :tu:
I can't help if you read it wrong. I checked the CP method before trying the sound of the demo. :P

Anyway I think I'll pick up Rapid. It's a nice synth and Parawave is a developer I can support. :tu:
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Hanz Meyzer
KVRian
1348 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:15 am

Hm, also watch out for CPU spikes of both synths (I only know Avenger), which are only viewable with a proper CPU usage monitor, e.g. the expanded one in Bitwig (double click the little cpu symbol). Since not the average CPU over a time frame is important in realtime processing, instead it is the peak value over a time frame. Most CPU meters in DAWs and synths are displaying this incorrectly (showing average instead). Think about it: There could be a peak of 100% over 1ms and the rest time frame of 7ms only 10%. Then the incorrect meter already shows 21,25% only (170 / 8 ), but it still produces a nasty audio dropout/crackle at that 100% cpu peak.

At least, this is how I understand it. Or is this wrong?

fusion21
KVRer
11 posts since 22 Jan, 2012

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:45 am

I'm in between Avenger and Rapid, was thinking about Nexus 3 but I'd like more edit control over presets.
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tdm71
KVRist
278 posts since 21 Sep, 2003

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:41 am

Seems pretty obvious that Rapid is winning.

Anyone have the Output bundle or single programs? They seem really unique and high quality but very expensive

grdh20
KVRist
126 posts since 21 Sep, 2011

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:15 am

I bought Rapid and at 45% off (around $100)
isn't a bad price.
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Trancit
KVRAF
2381 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:19 am

I pulled the trigger too on Rapid...

Such a great synth... nearly impossible to make it sound bad... I love it!!

RememberBeats
KVRer
15 posts since 20 Nov, 2019

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:54 am

NatLife wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:08 am
Hive :D
Did you get it?

It wasn't on sale on u-he website unless you had purchased an u-he product before november. But lucky me found yesterday an oficial dealer from ebay and got mines for $115 USD, so I'm very happy! :hyper:

NatLife
KVRian
530 posts since 12 Jul, 2004

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:40 am

RememberBeats wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:54 am
NatLife wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:08 am
Hive :D
Did you get it?

It wasn't on sale on u-he website unless you had purchased an u-he product before november. But lucky me found yesterday an oficial dealer from ebay and got mines for $115 USD, so I'm very happy! :hyper:
i got it from when the first version was just released, later just updated :) The synth is rocking!
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tdm71
KVRist
278 posts since 21 Sep, 2003

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:20 am

What Rapid expansions are you guys buying? Hard to settle on a few

GMusic
KVRian
662 posts since 26 May, 2009 from Area 51

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:25 pm

Hive is blown out of the water by the 3 instruments in question, IMHO. Different sound character. I'm not a fan of its sound.

KenjiDeVries
KVRist
58 posts since 14 Oct, 2017

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:30 pm

GMusic wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Hive is blown out of the water by the 3 instruments in question, IMHO. Different sound character. I'm not a fan of its sound.
But at least it runs stable (which I can't say from Avenger or Nexus) and only has a simple serial/keyfile protection (other than the recent hassle with Avenger and Nexus). I'd meanwhile go for Rapid if it wasn't NFR. Updates seem well tested. Though it sounds very harsh imo.

GMusic
KVRian
662 posts since 26 May, 2009 from Area 51

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:58 pm

At the end of the day, it's the sound that counts in the final product. At least, that's the most important to my ears anyway. And sound is personal preference too.

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Touch The Universe
KVRAF
3912 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Re: Black Friday Sale: Rapid vs Nexus Vs Avenger

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:37 pm

For those new users looking at expansions, here are a couple banks to consider as well, much cheaper than official XP's.

https://www.touch-the-universe.com/rapi ... -main.html
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