Nexus 3 Users: Are you planning to upgrade to Nexus 4 now?

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Are you planning to upgrade to Nexus 4 now?

Yes
14
13%
No
91
87%
 
Total votes: 105

tony10000
KVRian
1217 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:04 am

So, are you planning to upgrade to Nexus 4 now? Why or why not?

SirkusPi
KVRist
451 posts since 14 Aug, 2012

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:30 am

No. I basically don't see any real improvements that would justify an upgrade cost. I understand that there are "under the hood" updates that expansions going forward will make use of, but truth be told, I haven't bought "new" expansions in a few years. I have bought (and will continue to buy) "legacy" expansions that are substantially cheaper, which obviously do not require the N4 update; yes, they're old, but they still cover useful ground.

I'm not outraged by the upgrade price as I know some people are, and all the extra presets would be nice, as would the ability to use the 2021 Christmas expansion. But although I think it's OK for Nexus to come to a business decision that they need to try to raise more money through a pretty modest update, I personally don't really see the value to me at this time.

noiseboyuk
KVRAF
3591 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:32 am

No from me.

1. No significant new features - some nice little enhancements but that's it.
2. While 310 new presets (including the Christmas pack) is nice to have, from a casual listen they feel remarkably similar to what I have. £90 is just that bit too much to justify more of the same.
3. Avenger seems the stronger platform now - its own complexity has increased in the past few years. And hey - it's a synth.
4. Buying now for such a poor update will only encourage them!

IMO Nexus needs to up their game. It is what it is - a ROMpler - but Avenger has now stolen so much of its thunder, and expansions can be had for Avenger for less. N3 was such a huge improvement on N2, but it's hard to know whey they go from here. The one thing that leaps to mind as an obvious essential it still lacks is multi outputs - in a pro environment that's such a basic fail. If N4 had had that, I'd have updated without much of a thought.
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jacqueslacouth
KVRian
1154 posts since 18 Nov, 2004 from The Liberated People's Republic of Straya

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:58 am

Didn't even upgrade to 3, even though it looks like shit on a 5K screen. TBH, I don't rate the sound that much (it's OK, but nothing special) and I am not a fan of these money pit expansion based synths...they are a bit too much like in app purchase phone apps for my liking...so I guess I am just waiting for a Mac OS to break it and then I will probably consider myself done.

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DanielPL
KVRist
122 posts since 30 Apr, 2020 from the underground

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:39 am

No from me too. I've spent 440$ in January 2021 buying Nexus 3 and it is just too much for me to pay for the upgrade another 99€/124$ after 10 months. If such upgrade allows one free expansion of choice then the price would be more justified.

vertibration
KVRian
589 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:47 am

DAMN $440......You can get some nice hardware synths for that

LAV888
KVRer
25 posts since 1 Dec, 2021

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:45 am

Too expensive bearing in mind all the amazing plugins you can buy nowadays with that amount of money.

tony10000
KVRian

Topic Starter

1217 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:18 am

DanielPL wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:39 am
No from me too. I've spent 440$ in January 2021 buying Nexus 3 and it is just too much for me to pay for the upgrade another 99€/124$ after 10 months. If such upgrade allows one free expansion of choice then the price would be more justified.
I spent a similar amount on Nexus 3 and expansions within the past year.

I think ReFX is making a big mistake by charging so much for what is in essence a point (rather than a major) upgrade. It probably should have been free since it came so close to the release of Nexus 3. (Call it 3.5 and give it away!)

Also, since their new packs will only work with Nexus 4, they are shooting themselves in the foot with this move as it appears that the majority of Nexus 3 users are not planning to upgrade and a large part of their revenue comes from selling sound packs.

spinettim
KVRist
35 posts since 13 Sep, 2007

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:29 am

Too expensive for what it gives.
Making new expansions compatible only with version 4 is very unfair.
I don't support this model of business so I'll stick with the expansions I have and go on on other synths.
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martinjuenke
KVRAF
5406 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:11 am

No, because I don't have Nexus 3.
Should I?

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DanielPL
KVRist
122 posts since 30 Apr, 2020 from the underground

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:24 am

martinjuenke wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:11 am
No, because I don't have Nexus 3.
Should I?
But the question is: "Nexus 3 Users: Are you planning to upgrade to Nexus 4 now?"
:wink:

GJK
KVRist
300 posts since 10 Nov, 2007

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:35 am

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MirkoVanHauten
KVRist
261 posts since 12 Mar, 2016

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:04 pm

Just wait for Nexus 5 in mid 2022 :D

urbanlegend717
KVRer
2 posts since 1 Dec, 2021

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:17 pm

No way to expensive!

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

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:31 pm

No. I don't think the changes are worth $100 for my uses. It's a ROMPler. It plays presets. How much more can ReFX add and expect people to fork over $100 just a couple years after an actual major update (Nexus 3)? This isn't Avenger.

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