Synthesizer: reFX - Nexus 1.3.8

reFX updates the rom synthesizer NEXUS to version 1.3.8. Here is what's new in this version:


  • Expansions are now checked for integrity before importing, so the error-messages displayed are unambiguous now.
  • NEXUS automatically switches to the “Live”-screen when an online-update is available to avoid confusion and display the download-progress.
  • Sustain-pedal is handled better now. If you hold down the pedal and re-press the same keys already playing, the old notes are released and the ‘new’ notes are played as they should.

  • On OSX the import-path could get mangled and thus newly imported expansions would not always work.
  • Fixed a deadlock when Renoise ‘suspended’ NEXUS and a new preset was loaded.
  • Fixed a memory leak when unloading a NEXUS instance.
  • Code clean-up. Fixed several uninitialzed variables.

  • Replaced font-render routine with a more readable and cleaner LCD-subpixel algorithm. Takes a bit getting used to, but after a while it grows on you.
  • Optimized the sample-player to kill voices earlier when the sample finished playing.
  • Prevented the import of expansions as long as the content-path has not been determined.
  • RTAS support has been removed completely. It was never officially supported by reFX and created a LOT of problems. It took us several months to implement and in the end the results where not satisfactionary. Also the demand is a lot lower than anticipated.

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Price: 300 dollar


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