Today we are going to be taking a look at the best free nexus presets & expansions that all producers can use. There was a time where I was searching for a bunch of different free software, so I know the struggle.
With this begin said, some free Nexus preset packs are surprisingly great and they can really impact your productions.
I have collected in total over 35,000 different presets for Nexus in total and the list is growing.
I would like to note that these are not cracked software, rather just free Nexus presets that producers made out of kindness.
Note: Always be safe when downloading free plugins onto your computer. Never download anything that seems fishy.
Free Nexus Presets/Expansions
Here is a list of all the current presets that are still working & are compatible today. I weeded out older options that no longer are available so that you don’t have to. Some are made from Nexus & some are made from Nexus 2.
Note: I recommend that you have a reasonably faster PC or laptop when mass downloading presets. If not, an external hard drive is a must. Some of these presets can get pretty large in size.
- REFX Nexus Presets – Over 30,000 presets for Nexus. These cover everything from EDM, dubstep, Hardwell, DNB, Tropical House, to trap rap. The creator of these has given you every preset that he has.
- Wrecks Trap – 131 trap presets perfect for producers on a budget.
- Holy Trap Mary – 193 free trap presets for Nexus 2 & 492 drum samples for Nexus 2. These presets are fresh & can be heard all over current trap productions.
- Nice Keys Nexus Expansion – These are some beautiful piano presets for Nexus that work for all genres of music. It includes 34 total patches.
- Gold Bricks Expansion – Over 100 presets that are in the trap realm.
- Producers Plug – Free presets given to you upon signing up for their email list. These are meant for hip hop & R&B. Overall, some great patches.
- The Trap Kid – 97 presets for trap & house music. Overall, some pretty great presets in this pack.
- Young Chop Nexus presets – 9 trap presets including pianos/bells & pads. These fit well for modern productions.
- Big Orchestra Nexus – 30 orchestral presets for Nexus. There are some great trumpets & horns mixed with some bells in these presets.
- Nexus 6 SFX – These are some patches created with a drum machine. Most of these presets are percussive, but there are also a few pads as well.
There was a time there when Nexus was the biggest ROM synthesizer available. It was all over EDM & pop productions and it even made its way into indie productions.
My band actually used a ton of Nexus presets on our first album, Electrogram, and it had a really unique sound for indie rock music.
If you’re a producer who loves warm pad VSTs and EDM sounds, you will most likely enjoy Nexus.
This being said, here are the requirements to Nexus.
- Compatible DAW
- 2 GB of RAM (I recommended 4GB or more)
- Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Nexus is compatible with the following DAWs below.
DAWs that can run Nexus
- Ableton Live
- Logic 6 or later
- Garageband 4 or later
- Sonar 6 or later
- Reaper 2 or later
- Pro Tools 7.3 or later
- FL Studio 3.1 or later
- Digital Performer 4.1 or later
- Renoise 2 or later
- ACID Pro 6 or later
- Cubase SX1 or later
- Nuendo 1.0 or later
- Orion 5 or later
- NI Maschine 1.6 or later
- Studio One
I hope you found some great Nexus presets and you are ready to start making some fire tracks. Let me know below any free presets I might’ve missed!