My Nexus Theory

2010-04-02 04:55:46 by Therm0

So, I used to use Sytrus (a VST Plugin) primarily as my main instrument for most of my songs. Now, I use ReFX's Nexus. It's an expensive, stiff little fucker with really nice sound but no possible user-created sound control. It's just 3.8 gigs of presets. Some sound good, some suck. I think that, possibly, some people only go for those presets and not synths created with Sytrus. Maybe it's the reverb? Maybe the delay? Maybe I'm just missing something.
Overall, my guess is that they all sound very geneeric and are very versatile. However still, it's a bit of a stretch in the Nexus concept. Sytrus is great, but it's kind of a tough job to actually get a synth up and running. So, to test this out, I decided to upload an old Sytrus track--and a new Nexus one. I liked the old Sytrus one better, probably because I spent more time on it. My results were this, so far:

-Sytrus Track:
~No reviews
~Less downloads
~Lower score
~More effort
~More melodically complex
-Nexus Track:
~2 reviews with a score of 9+
~More downloads
~Higher score
~Less effort
~Less exciting, melody-wise

So what do you guys think? I think this is pretty interesting. I'm not counting any previous songs due to the fact that they were quickly 0 bombed. These ones seem to have gotten fair votes, no 0's and generally 2+'s. (I find this to be fair based on the kind reviews, hehe)
Do feel free to post your opinion on this whole Nexus-sound-idea-thing I have.

tl;dr Nexus might sound better than other more conventional means of synthesis although not flexible, at all, for the user.

Thanks for reading this boring wall of text. :P

My Nexus Theory


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2010-04-02 14:52:17

turns out helium has more downloads
and wat i do
when i use nexus(just started too)... i layer presets upon presets to get a somewat original sound...

Therm0 responds:

I do that as well. :)