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Nimrod7

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I am not upgrading also. The improvements are minor to justify it.
I can certainly live with the arp it has right now, and the browser.
The effects and the extra sounds also I don't think that is an excuse. Tons of developers are releasing updates with free sounds.

For the same $99 you can get Obsession or Legend from Synapse Audio and loss in pure analog sounds, get 3-4 different synths from Cherry Audio, or The Ton 2021 from Spitfire if you're into libraries.

I know different thing, just making a point on what $99 means.
 
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Drumdude2112

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i was fine paying 99 from version 2 to 3.
They rewrote the whole plugin but this is a downright outrage to customers like me who are heavily invested in the platform…Whats worse is any new expansion going foward will ONLY work on nexus 4….hows THAT for an A$$ [email protected]’ ??…I’m selling my license and leveling up my sound design skills lol .
 
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Changelog for version 4.0.0 - 2021-11-26
new:
  • Front panel
    • The reverbs gained a "shimmer" effect.
    • Output scope is now synced.
    • Added new spectrum analyzer.
    • Added new spectrum analyzer (bars).
    • Added new spectrogram.
    • Added new vector scope.
    • Added new stacked spectrum analyzer.
    • The skins can now be selected from the three-dot menu.
    • Hovering over your avatar reveals sync state and statistics.
    • Your avatar now has a sync and online indicator.
  • Librarian
    • The search-field works for folders too now.
    • Folders can be added to favorites.
    • Folders are separated by headers, for a clearer overview.
    • The librarian has a history now, so if you get lost, you can go back easily.
    • The results are also separated by headers now, when sorted by category.
    • The preview on/off toggle is now next to it's volume dial, for quicker access.
    • The tag-display has been modernized.
  • Arpeggiator
    • The arpeggiator gained an fully interactive, zoomed out overview at the top.
    • A new option to "follow" has been added, so when zoomed in it follows the playback.
    • New editing options have been added (duplicate).
  • Modulation
    • The LFOs gained a view of their current shape and output value.
    • The Mod-matrix sources can now be "shaped" for more accurate control.
    • The Mod-matrix sources fields are now wider, allowing to read macro-names.
  • Effects
    • Effects can now be re-arranged by drag'n'drop.
    • Added "glitch" FX.
    • Added "ott" compressor FX.
    • Added "magnetic" insert FX.
    • Added "noise" insert FX.
    • Added "razor" insert FX.
    • Added a fifth insert FX slot.
    • The whole FX chain can be saved and loaded.
    • Each effect has a small set of presets, serving as starting points.
  • System
    • Instance
      • Added option for "arp-sync". Defines how the arp plays when releasing all keys.
      • Added "microtuning" option with lots of presets. Can also load any .scl file your throw at it.
    • Preferences
      • Added "unbounded" mouse, which allows adjustments even for values close to screen edges.
 
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FREE "Christmas 2021"-Expansion is out!

Just open your Nexus Cloud App and click on "not installed (1)" ;)
 

Markrs

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I had never really heard of Nexus before the recent update, so I decided to have a look into it. I was rather shocked to find it is a ROMpler but costs similar to something like Omnisphere. I can't figure out why it costs what it does, given you have to buy preset packs for it, as you can't create your own sounds!
 

Nimrod7

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I had never really heard of Nexus before the recent update, so I decided to have a look into it. I was rather shocked to find it is a ROMpler but costs similar to something like Omnisphere. I can't figure out why it costs what it does, given you have to buy preset packs for it, as you can't create your own sounds!
The banks are usually quite well groomed, their sounds are ment to be instantly usable.
It's kind of famous because many top producers are using it. Producers that don't necessary care to craft sounds but find something quickly that can fit on the track.
Many of their sound sets are also build by famous producers, which some producers are looking to get 'that sound'

It's a rompler, but also quite flexible, you can still tweak a sound to an extend.

Now for the pricing, I guess it's because of its fame, and because it's there from the ancient era when there was not that much competition.
 

lux

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I had never really heard of Nexus before the recent update, so I decided to have a look into it. I was rather shocked to find it is a ROMpler but costs similar to something like Omnisphere. I can't figure out why it costs what it does, given you have to buy preset packs for it, as you can't create your own sounds!
It's basically instant mix. While it may look like a pretty static piece of software, it can result in a nicely creative experience as, thanks to a peculiar sonic fingerprint (I'm still unsure what the secret is), it allows you to stack sounds, patches and instances on top of eachother like crazy without messing up everything. You can melt faces using that little thing the right way, that's why so many producers and arrangers use it. Its like having basic ingredients, but of the right quality.

It has also a pretty low impact on resources and a huge lot of sounds (expecially with expansions) that you can customize enough (you got separate arpeggiator and gate for each layer plus global ones, inserts for fx and a good bunch of classic synth controls easy to tweak).

All in all I consider myself a good fan of Nexus, I used it so many times in so many different contexts that I lost the count. Perhaps not the best tool if you just work cinematic and look for a clear inspiration out of a single sound. But if you have a more wide array of styles and have fun arranging and producing in a kinda electronic fashion (stacking stuff and mangling sounds) well it's a good resource of fun.
 
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There was a Reupload - maybe some changes because 4.0.6 is also out.
 
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