Tyrell Nexus 6, one of the best FREE VST plugin for your music

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The Tyrell Nexus 6 synthesizer has gained recognition in the music production community for its exceptional sound quality, flexible features, and user-friendly interface.

Even if ithis plugin is a bit dated it doesn’t mean it should be thrown away, on the contrary, in my opinion it is one of the simplest soft-synthesizers to use that can cover the most varied needs.

Why am I talking about this plugin specifically?
Do you remember my previous article where I talked to you about VSTs and how we can use them using the simplest VST host around?

Well, soon, as anticipated, I will show you how to use this plugin together with the free VST Host NanoHost and having some fun with a MIDI keyboard.

But now let’s get back to talk about this Tyrell Nexus 6 VST.

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Tyrell Nexus 6

Here are some additional details to delve deeper into the capabilities of this popular virtual instrument:

Its features are those that we may expect from a vintage synthesizer like the Juno series from Roland.

A quick look at the most important features

  • Smooth overdrive in the oscillator mixer
  • Filter output can be fed back into the mixer
  • Unison mode, with voice index modulation source
  • Envelopes can be looped or triggered via LFO
  • Envelopes retrigger just like classic hardware
  • 2 Oscillators
  • 1 Sub-Oscillator
  • 1 Noise Generator
  • 1 Ring modulator
  • 1 Signal feedback
  • 2 LFOs
  • 2 ADSR envelopes
  • 1 Modulation Matrix
  • Chorus

Advanced Sound Design

  • Waveforms: The Tyrell Nexus 6 offers a variety of waveforms, including classic analog-style waveforms like sawtooth, square, and triangle.
    More complex wavetables for creating intricate sounds are available too.
  • Unison Mode: Users can thicken their sounds by engaging the unison mode.
    In this mode you can detune oscillators to achieve lush and full-bodied sounds.
  • Noise Generator: The noise generator allows for the addition of noise elements to the sound.
    Noise is ideal for creating percussive or atmospheric textures.

Modulation and Effects

  • LFOs and Envelopes: The synthesizer includes multiple low-frequency oscillators (LFOs) and envelopes for modulating various parameters such as pitch, filter cutoff, and amplitude, adding movement and dynamics to the sound.
  • Chorus: Built-in chorus with 3 types: classic, dramativ, ensemble. It provide users with options to add spatial effects and modulation to their sounds, enhancing the overall sonic character.

Performance Features

  • Polyphony: The Tyrell Nexus 6 offers polyphonic capabilities, allowing users to play multiple notes simultaneously.
  • Portamento and Glide: The synthesizer features portamento and glide functions for smooth pitch transitions between notes, useful for creating expressive lead lines and melodies.
  • Community Presets: Users can access a vast library of community-created presets and patches, expanding their sound palette and offering inspiration for new musical ideas.
  • MIDI Learn function: It means that you can easily assign a knob or a slider to any control on your MIDI keyboard.

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Tyrell Nexus 6

Presets and interface

The Tyrell Nexus 6 synthesizer is a versatile and powerful tool for music producers, composers, and sound designers looking to explore new sonic territories and unleash their creativity. Boasting a broad spectrum of waveform and modulation options, it serves as a playground for those who desire absolute control over their soundscapes.

The oscillators provide a rich palette of sounds that can be blended and shaped to fit any genre or style.

Moreover, the inbuilt 580 factory presets and the user-friendly interface of the Tyrell Nexus 6 ensures that even novice producers can navigate its architecture with ease.

The knobs and sliders (which have support for the mouse wheel as well) offer intuitive control over every aspect of the sound, from the pulsating rhythms of the LFOs to the sweeping catharsis of the filter envelopes. These tactile controls invite a hands-on approach to sonic experimentation, making the synthesizer as gratifying to play with as it is effective.

A screenshot of Tyrell N6 loaded into NanoHost with the soft-keyboard activated.

Final notes

In the world of effects, the Tyrell Nexus 6 shines with an array of built-in options that add depth and movement to your creations.

The enduring popularity of the Tyrell Nexus 6 within the music community is a reflection of its ability to adapt to evolving trends while maintaining a core sound that is timeless.

Whether layering lush pads for an ambient track, driving aggressive leads for a techno banger, or creating ethereal sound effects for a cinematic score, the Tyrell Nexus 6 remains a popular choice for those who prize originality and quality in their musical endeavours.

What can I say more? This VST is simply amazing!


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