By nznexus on 24th November 2012
alright. so this is going the be a review from a pro nexus user who has been using this plugin since the beginning.
this plugin is mostly geared towards dance and trance music, has the same quality almost like a virus c..
now nexus is basically sampled hardware...
nexus is good for leads and stuff like that, but the rest of it isnt that good at all. it offers expansions for different types of music genres.
the sound quality is not the best. the reverb is not good
the delay are an OK effect in nexus.
has trancegate and arpeggio, not so useful.
offers poly and other portamento settings... can be useful on leads and glides on basses.
has some interesting basses to offer, everything from sinewave to square to saw basses.
the arpeggios in nexus can be useful for layering with other sounds.
has many sounds that you hear in your favourite songs.
many presets are almost the same.
this plugin is very easy to use. has different skins everything from yellow to black.
has an inbuilt equalizer, which is OK. has different distortion and phaser , chorus, stereo widening effects built in which can be useful at times.
this plugin is overrated.
By p00pstar on 16th March 2013
Too much hype for wet sounds
I've been using it for over 2 years now and here are my conclusions:
- lots of presets that sound good at first: pads, leads, plucks etc.
- since there are lots of bread & butter sounds you can move quickly with your composition.
- the presets are somewhat tweakable, but not very radical.
- i think all of the presets have some delays and reverbs added and sound great when you play them solo. However, when you try to mix them you tend to reduce the amount of fx due to the muddiness that comes with it. In the end, it will not sound as big as it was on solo. So it's basically a waste of time.
- for better presets and new sounds you need to buy expansions.
While it can help develop your song (you can move quickly thru the presets and they are filtered by type: pianos, basses, pads etc.) you will find that in the end it just adds a lot of hiss, mud and overtones due to the extensive use of reverbs and delays.