reFX releases Nexus 2

Nexus 2 should enable you to get great sounds fast.
Nexus 2 should enable you to get great sounds fast.

Released early in 2007, reFX's Nexus sound module has proved popular with musicians who want a large bank of high-quality synthetic-sounding presets. Now it has a successor - Nexus 2 - that offers over 70 new features and improvements.

Perhaps the biggest news is that the new version comes with the Dance Vol. 2 Expansion as standard. This contains 128 presets and 500MB worth of samples. Also included are three additional skins - previously, you had to pay for these.

Elsewhere, you'll find new FX, a feature matrix that enables you to turn layers on and off separately and various oscillator-related enhancements. The full list of improvements can be viewed on the reFX website.

Nexus 2 is Mac- and PC-compatible and supports the VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats. It's available now priced at $350/€300.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.