refx Nexus is a popular virtual instrument that offers a wide range of sounds and styles for music production. Whether you are looking for EDM, trance, hip hop, pop, or cinematic sounds, Nexus has something for you.
In June 2010, refx released an update for Nexus, version 2.2.1, that introduced some improvements and bug fixes, as well as three new expansions: Kamui, Future Arps, and FM. In this article, we will take a look at what's new in this update and how you can use it to enhance your music.
Kamui is an expansion that offers you 131 "extremely crazy, weird, dark - really 'awesome' electro and techno sounds"[^2^]. Presets modulated beyond the extreme - your modwheel will be smoking! Numerous arps and sequences make your mind go wild with creativity"[^2^]. If you are looking for some edgy and futuristic sounds that will make your tracks stand out, Kamui is the expansion for you.
Future Arps gives you access to 128 presets containing sounds and rhythms of the latest Electro / Dance hits - arpeggios and sequences with brand new sounds, mixed and ready for use[^2^]. Of course, you can also switch off the ARP and create melodies of your own - "but you won't want to"[^2^]. Future Arps is perfect for creating catchy and energetic hooks that will get your listeners moving.
FM is an expansion that revives the sound of an era that was popular especially in the '80s. From synth-pop to electro house, the possibilities are endless. FM synthesis stands out and spices up your productions with unique sounds[^2^]. FM offers you 200 presets that use the power of frequency modulation to create rich and dynamic timbres that will add some retro flair to your music.
How to Install refx Nexus 2.2.1 Update?
To install refx Nexus 2.2.1 update and any expansions you need to first download and install the reFX Cloud app[^1^]. First, log in with your details and visit the 'Downloads' page of your account. Download the reFX Cloud app and install it to your computer. Once installed, launch reFX Cloud and you are prompted for your reFX account details. Enter your account email and password to connect to your account[^1^].
Once you have logged in, you see the products you have available for installation: Configuring reFX Cloud Settings and Installation Paths Before starting the installation of your content, you must first set the path where you want the large library of NEXUS2 content to be installed[^1^]. This should be a location that has a suitable amount of space available for the libraries. Keep in mind that to install all available NEXUS2 libraries requires 150+ GB of HDD space[^1^]. Open the settings menu using the "gear" icon at the top of the window:
The screen now flips to the settings tab: Network:You can set the appropriate speed profile for your internet connection here. Reduce it if you wish to limit the amount of bandwidth available to the reFX Cloud app. If unsure, just leave as default. Library Folder:Set where you want the library content to be installed[^1^].
Once you have set your preferences, you can start installing NEXUS2 and any expansions by clicking on their icons. The installation process will download and extract the files automatically. You can monitor the progress and pause or resume the installation at any time[^1^]. Once the installation is complete, you can launch NEXUS2 from your DAW and enjoy the new sounds.
refx Nexus 2.2.1 update is a great way to expand your sonic palette and explore new genres and styles of music production. With three new expansions: Kamui, Future Arps, and FM, you can create some amazing tracks that will impress your listeners. To install refx Nexus 2.2.1 update 061ffe29dd