NEXUS Tutorial

reFX NEXUS3 Explained®

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    In this video, Larry introduces the concept of NEXUS3 and its architecture. He then has a look at the ReFX cloud, and how to download and install an expansion. He also discusses setting your library folder location.

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    The Preset Librarian

    In this video, we cover preset organisation including adding favorites, using the search feature, saving presets and creating bookmark folders.

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    The Filter Modifier Section

    Larry covers the Filter Modifier and how it allows us to globally edit our individual filter settings for each one of our layers. He also discusses Cutoff, Resonance, Envelope and Velocity controls.

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    The Amp Modifier Section

    In this video, we cover the parameters that relate to our Amp Modifier including the Envelope settings, Spike control which adds an extra percussive hit, Drive, Spread and Pan.

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    Front Panel Delay & Reverb

    Larry shows the parameters of the front panel Delay and Reverb controls and the way of locking them so we don't need to audition them on for presets unless we want to. he also discusses using EQs and Modulation to tailor the effects tails.

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    The Master Filter

    In this video, Larry demonstrates the Filter types and Cutoff and Resonance controls which allow us too alter the sound of our patches.

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    The Macro Controls

    Larry assigns one of our Macros to affect multiple parameters in our Modulation Matrix.

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    The Arpeggiator Pt. 1

    In this first part of our look at the arpeggiator, we cover the arp modes, octaves, speed, gate and length controls. We also go through the filter options and investigate strummed and swung settings.

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    The Arpeggiator Pt. 2

    In this second look at the Arpeggiator, we cover the Arp presets and also the Pattern Editor allowing our patterns to be edited using the velocity, transpose, sustain and rest options.

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    The Sequencer

    In this video, Larry covers the sequencer, which allows us to create more complex patterns using a combination of chords and monophonic parts.

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    The Trance Gate

    Larry discusses the Trance Gate and demonstrates how to use it to create rhythmic interest from sustained notes.

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    The Modulation Section

    In this video, we outline the parameters for Vibrato, Pitch Bend and Portamento, our LFO's and also the Key zones.

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    The Modulation Matrix

    Larry looks at the Modulation Matrix and route Modulation sources from the source list to affect our Filter Cutoff and Delay mix.

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    The Effects

    In this video, we cover our 4 insert effects and our main effects combining them to further sculpt our sounds.

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    Larry takes a look at the Layers tab and the way we can change Volume, Pan, Transpose and Detune for each Oscillator. He also looks at a more complex Layer configuration.

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    The System Tab

    In this video, we cover the Instance and Preferences windows located in the System Tab.

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    Making a Track with NEXUS3 Pt. 1

    In this video, Larry makes a basic Future House idea using Kicks, Claps, Hats, Bass, Piano and Lead sounds from NEXUS3.

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    Making a Track with NEXUS3 Pt. 2

    Larry adds Rides and various FX sounds and make a simple arrangement.

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    NEXUS Version 3.1.3 Update

    In this video, Larry demonstrates how to download the latest update to NEXUS3 from the reFX Cloud. Following installation, he shows off the new features including new skins, undo and redo, and the audio waveform display.

Product Overview

Synth expert Larry Holcombe serves up a comprehensive reFX NEXUS3 video tutorial series! Learn all of NEXUS3's features and functions as well as how to craft modern, radio ready sounds with this incredibly powerful virtual synth. These videos are designed for new NEXUS3 users.

Larry starts off by explaining the concept of NEXUS3 and how its architecture is laid out and operates, including coverage of the ReFX Cloud and how to download and install expansion libraries, plus setting your library folder location in case you want to store the large library files on a separate drive.

Next you'll learn about preset organization, adding favorites, using the search feature, saving presets and creating bookmark folders. Then it's on to the fun stuff beginning with the Filter Modifier section where you'll learn to globally edit the individual filter settings for each one of NEXUS3’s layers, then explore the Cutoff, Resonance, Envelope and Velocity controls and how they’re used to further shape your sound.

Throughout the rest of the NEXUS video tutorials Larry explains and explores the Amp Modifier, built in Delay and Reverb effects, Master Filter, Macro Controls, using the powerful Arpeggiator, Sequencer, Trance Gate and much, much more. As a bonus, Larry shows you how to use NEXUS3 to create a whole track from scratch, showcasing its true power and potential.

To see what these in-depth NEXUS3 tutorials show you, and how they'll make using and creating sounds with NEXUS3 quick and easy, check out the individual NEXUS3 video tutorial descriptions on this page. Get modern, polished synth sounds and go to the next level of sonics with NEXUS3 today... Watch “reFX NEXUS3 Explained®” now.

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Submitted 11 months ago

Brilliant explanation of this Rompler.

didn't realise there was so much to it, such an in depth tut..

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Submitted 11 months ago

Brilliant explanation of this Rompler.

didn't realise there was so much to it, such an in depth tut..

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Date published: 2020-06-13
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