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Old 04-20-2011, 08:06 PM
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Default Hybrid vs Nexus - Stronger Sounds On Nexus?

Anyone own Nexus2 and like it?

I'm not worried about being able to build sounds from scratch or digging under the hood. I own Kontakt, Velvet and a couple of other VSTs. I'm tired of searching for libraries and ending up with three or four good sounds, and/or having to over-tweak sounds (would rather spend more time creating). Nexus seems like an awesome collection of ready-to-go presets with awesome expansion packs. What is your take?
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:09 AM
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Default Re: Hybrid vs Nexus - Stronger Sounds On Nexus?

I dont like Hybrid AT ALL. Nexus2 has good sounds. I dont use it much as I use several Kontakt libraries most of the time, but would for sure choose Nexus2 over Hybrid any day.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:13 AM
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Which Kontakt libraries are you using that has you not using Nexus that much if you don't mind me asking? You using any Analog, Electro or Drum Libraries that you can recommend?
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:50 PM
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Default Re: Hybrid vs Nexus - Stronger Sounds On Nexus?

If you are looking for trance/ dance sounds out of the box with the presets and dont program much, then Nexus is the way to go. I have to say Hybrid is my go to synth but i wouldnt say it has alot of ready to go presets or expansion packs. Nexus has more going for it in that department.

I use Hybrid, Nexus, ARP2600, Mini MoogV, CS80v, and Idrum mostly.


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Old 04-25-2011, 05:27 PM
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oh, lastly Nexus is a Rompler and you cant edit the presets much. Hybrid is a fully programmable synth.


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Old 05-04-2011, 06:29 PM
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I went to a friend's studio in which he had both Nexus and Vanguard and have to say I was incredibly impressed. These will definitely be my birthday gifts to myself. Hybrid is nice, but the presets in Vanguard blows Hybrid off the map! The synth sounds fat, production ready and is also editable. Hybrid has way too many corny, thin presets in no particular order. Nexus reminds me of 90s like workstations in its format. I can't wait to purchase them both!
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:54 PM
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the one thing i dont like about Nexus is there are alot of drum sounds merged with the sounds. You will have a patch that has a great drum sample, but you cant get the bass sound off it. Or you will have a great lead sound, but there is a Kick drum on the attack of the sound which you cant get rid of. Sometimes it makes the preset useless even though part is exactly what you want. They should have setup the matrix to split the merged sounds so you could get one or the other or both.

good luck, i will take a synth over a rompler any day of the week.


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Nexus 2 is crazy. Its being used in 60 percent of popular music. I love it.
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Nexus 2 is crazy. Its being used in 60 percent of popular music. I love it.
maybe its used in 60% of dance/trance music but i doubt its used in 60% of popular music.

Classical, Country, R&B, Blues, Bluegrass, Reggae, Rock, Metal, etc etc i havent heard any Nexus sounds there. Nexus is great for dance and trance music, but its still a limited rompler.

I have it and love it, but it is what it is.

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:07 AM
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Default Re: Hybrid vs Nexus - Stronger Sounds On Nexus?

Hybrid is my favorite plug-in, period.

That said, it is basically an analog synth emulation on digital steroids. It is not designed to make enormous rompler pads, or one-finger soundtracks.

I like it because I think it sounds good, and it's very approachable. But then again, I grow up on analog synths...
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