reFX has released FX and Halloween expansion libraries for its Nexus2 rompler synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
With FX, Nexus provides sound effects, the essence of modern productions! 150+ state-of-the-art effect presets by Manuel Schleis. Great for electronic music genres, plus movie FX and trailers. Complex sounds with easy user controls. Try out the up/down lifters, impact hits, booms, drones, atmospheres, swooshes, slides, fx loops and arps. This is a great, all-inclusive package!
Halloween — Bats, Cats, Mad scientists and even the Count himself make an appearance in this free mini-expansion for all Nexus2 customers. You can find it in your purchase-history along the required 2.4.0 update. Happy Halloween.
reFX has also updated Nexus2 to version 2.4.0, including faster loading times.
Changes in Nexus v2.4.0
- Most presets load about twice as fast now! If you have a fast SSD, loading times are mostly instantenous, even with bigger presets.
- The mix-page had to be changed slightly. The oscillators are now on their own tab to make room for four additional layers (for a total of eight now) and four additional oscillators (also a total of eight now). Future exansions will utilize this. The free “Halloween”-Expansion already does this!
- The support-file now detects Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 correctly.
- Re-enabled the Live section. From now on updates are downloaded again.
- Removed invisible, but audible, MIDI-CC #7 and CC #11. A few users unintentionally used these and thus changed the output-volume.
- Fixed: Arp-glide was sometimes unintentionally enabled for some sequences at certain speeds and tempo.
- Fixed: The reverb would flutter very lightly under very specific circumstances and only with VERY low frequencies.
- Fixed: Minor bug-fixes and optimizations.
Nexus2 is available to purchase for 249 EUR. The FX expansion is 55 EUR, the Halloween expansion can be downloaded at no charge.
More information: reFX
Vengeance Sound has updated its Vengeance Producer Suite: Philta XL, a filter effect plugin for Windows and Mac.
No, it’s not just another filter. This is big. This is XL! Philta XL offers high quality filters with up to 96 db cutoff – but to get really crazy, you will love to tweak the LFPs and envelope followers of this dude. Get ready!
Changes in Philta XL v1.1
- A brand new “Dry/Wet” button.
- Many new presets by Manuel Schleis. Total amount of presets is now 100. New presets makes excessive use of the new “Dry/Wet” button.
- Improved performance (up to 25%).
- Added 64-bit Version.
- Added VST3 Version.
- Mac: AU recording parameter automation should now record the correct parameter.
- Bug fix: no more accidentally invalid license errors.
Vengeance Producer Suite: Philta XL is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) priced €49 EUR/£40 GBP/$65 USD.
More information: Vengeance Sound
Vengeance Sound has released Philta XL, a new effect plug-in in the Vengeance Producer Suite series.
Philta XL features
- Over 75 crazy presets by Manuel Schleis.
- 2 high quality filter (12db, 24db, 48db or 96db).
- Variable filter resonance width.
- Band pass & notch mode (phaser).
- 2 tempo synced LFOs (for low and highband) with 5 LFO shapes.
- 2 envelope follower (for low and highband) with variable source frequency.
- Filter saturation / Distortion (pre or post Filter).
- Rate reducer / bitcrusher (pre or post filter) linkable to cutoff frequency (+LFO&Env).
- High quality output limiter (limiter taken from Multiband Compressor).
- All parameter can be automated with the host.
- 100% timing-precise and click-free.
Vengeance Producer Suite: Philta XL for PC and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 49 EUR incl. VAT. Note: requires Syncrosoft USB dongle (not included).
More information: Vengeance Sound
reFX has released Trance Elements and Stratosphere 2, two expansions for the Nexus2 ROM synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
New Nexus2 expansions
- Trance Elements — 128 essential trance sounds by Adam Szabo. Trance Elements offers a multifaceted sound spectrum of all these ‘aha’ sounds you always notice, full of awe, in trance tracks. Fantastic leadsounds, crystal-clear chords and saws, crisp basses, pikes, and plucked sounds – all of them having that certain something that makes trance vivid. No collection is complete without it!
- Stratosphere 2 — Trance is back! 150 masterly crafted presets created by ‘Trance Heart’ Manuel Schleis impress everyone who is keen on the latest trends of UK / Electro Trance. Rolling bass lines, charismatic lead sounds, pianos, and breath-taking pads – Stratosphere 2 is a must-have for all producers of trance music. It creates a new standard of what trance has to sound like in 2010!
Elements and Stratosphere 2 are available to purchase for 69.99 EUR each.
More information: reFX / Trance Elements and Stratosphere 2
reFX has released HandsUp-Electro Bass Vol.2 and Bigtone Signature 3, two new sound expansions for NEXUS2.
New Nexus2 expansions
- HandsUp-Electro Bass Vol.2
More than 150 presets supply producers with everything they need in the dance/electro scene. The latest trends in the clubs – Manuel Schleis (Spencer & Hill etc.), the expert of Dance music, demonstrates his impressive skills once again.
- Bigtone Signature 3
Volume 3 of the BigTone series has landed. Breath-taking pads – soft, silky, teeming with life. You have never heard such beautiful pad-sounds before.
HandsUp-Electro Bass Vol.2 and Bigtone Signature 3 are available for purchase for 69.99 EUR each. Demo mp3 files and preset lists are available from the reFX website.
More information: reFX / NEXUS2 Expansions