10.6 or above
Standalone | AU | VST
32bit | 64bit
Vista or above
Standalone | VST
32bit | 64bit
Finally, a sampler designed the way you want it. Fast workflow, pristine sound quality - and no bloat.
Proudly standing out from the crowd of complex and cumbersome samplers, Nuance's streamlined and intuitive approach will boost your productivity and inspire you to create new sounds - fast.
So dig out those old samples... and get creative.
Nuance excels as both an instrument and drum sampler, providing an all-in-one solution for all your essential sampling needs.
With the powerful Map Editor and unlimited Parameter Groups, Nuance offers all the tools necessary to create high-fidelity multi-instruments, key split setups and rich layered sounds.
For drums, simply pop open the Pad View. Kits can be quickly constructed via drag and drop, and with multiple layers per-pad, its easy to sculpt floor-shaking kicks and mix-piercing snares.
"I've been waiting for years for a plugin like Nuance, its made my workflow so much faster and easier. Now I can finally program my drums in my DAW in a quick and effective way."
"I use Nuance many times in each project, its so stable and light on CPU."
Andras is an established Belgian producer who produces for artists such as Taio Cruz, Kat Deluna and Tara McDonald.
"Nuance sounds great, with the filter packing plenty of bite and the modulation system inspiring all manner of crazy sample-mangling japery...."
"Nuance more than lives up to its joyous promise of being quick, capable and fun."
With Nuance 1.6, Nuance now features Vice Import, so you can tweak your Vice loops in Nuance for more detailed control, layering and remapping.
The update also adds several heavily requested features, including Choke Groups for increased playability and expressiveness, Resizeable UI to suit all desktops, and a Browser Cycle Mode for quick hot-swapping of samples via the browser.
Altogether the update delivers over 20 improvements, including both usability and sound / engine enhancements.
Nuance 1.5 delivers a wealth of improvements and new features. Most notable are the additions of Multiple Groups and the Drum Pad View.
The Group Manager allows the creation of multi-instruments and key-split setups, plus enhanced layering for both instruments and drums.
Furthermore, Nuance now sports 8 x Stereo Outputs, with the option to set the output for each Group or Layer.
At Nuance's core is a 128 voice, 32bit, true-stereo sample playback engine, with unlimited parameter groups and state-of-the-art interpolation for pristine sound quality.
With full SSE optimisation and a small memory footprint, Nuance's ultra-efficient engine is designed to be plugged into your host again and again, with lightning-fast instantiation and loading times.
First and foremost an expressive instrument, Nuance features a range of playability features such as analog-style monophonic glide, and various envelope modes: One Shot, AHD and AHDSR.
The Unison Voice system allows up to 8 parallel voices to be created with each note. In addition to traditional unison de-tuning and panning, Nuance's unique Unison modulation feature enables spreading of any modulation target across the unison voices. Never before has it been so easy to transform simple waveforms into thick and wide textures, leads and pads.
Setting up loops is a breeze thanks to automatic snap to zero-crossings, and the loop crossfade feature is at hand to correct troublesome loop ranges.
Four loop modes are available, including forward/reverse, as well as loop modulation.
The powerful FX section features 4 x FX slots, and a choice of 8 high-quality algorithms, including analog modelled filters, dynamics processing, and a suite of texturising effects, such as BitDepth and Frequency Shifting. To put it short, anything from subtle colourisation to extreme sonic transformation is possible
The Modulation Matrix is an integral part of the core sound engine and all modulators run at audio rate for a distinctive analog quality.
In addition to standard MIDI sources such as Velocity, PitchBend and ModWheel, Nuances' internal sources include 2 x Modulation Envelopes, 2 x morphable LFO's and a Polyphonic Randomiser.
A total of 25 modulation targets are available, including loop range, all FX, and even the modulators themselves. And with unlimited modulation slots you wont run out of routing options.
With the comprehensive Sample Map Editor, the depth and power to build advanced instruments is waiting to be explored. Featuring unlimited key and velocity zones, plus a range of expert properties (such as zone fade out) the tools to fine-adjust your patches are there when you need them.
With smooth zooming, multiple zone editing and drag and drop of multiple samples, the map editor is quick and easy to use and won't break your creative flow.
The Integrated File Browser enables quick and easy navigation of your patches and samples, and includes fast navigation of Favourite Folder's and in-place sample preview.
In addition to the high-speed .nu file format, Nuance supports .wav and .aiff and the industry standard .sfz format. For ultimate portability and data-integrity, Nuance can also read and write monolithic patches with embedded samples.
Nuance is ready for host automation without any additional setup. MIDI controllers can be assigned to any automatable parameter with the Assignment Manager, and configurations for your different devices can be stored and recalled with the Template feature.