Apple Silicon | Intel 64bit
10.13 or above
Standalone | AU | VST3 | VST2
Vista or above
Standalone | VST3 | VST2
Finally, a sampler designed the way you want it. Fast workflow, pristine sound, ultra-low CPU usage... 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.
Nuance excels as both an instrument and drum sampler, providing an all-in-one solution for your sampling needs.
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.
Despite Nuance's streamlined interface, a rich-feature set is at hand to create high-fidelity, expressive patches.
Switch to the Mapping View to build realistic multi-sampled instruments. Sculpt rich, layered sounds with unlimited Parameter Groups, and infuse your patches with dynamic articulation via the powerful Modulation Matrix.
"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."
Nuance now features our cloud-synchronised PatchCloud browser.
All Factory Content and official expansion SoundPacks are fully tagged and organised in the PatchCloud browser, ready to browse. SoundPacks can now be downloaded and installed direct within Nuance.
At Nuance's core is a 128 voice, 32bit, true-stereo sample playback engine, with unlimited groups and zones 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 unique Unison system allows up to 8 parallel voices to be created per note. In addition to traditional unison de-tuning and panning, the Unison Modulator allows spreading of any modulation target across the parallel voices.
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, and loop length is fully modulatable by any modulation source.
The powerful FX section features 4 x FX slots, and a choice of 13 high-quality algorithms, including analog modelled filters, dynamics processing, and a suite of texturising effects, such as BitDepth and Frequency Shifting.
Anything from subtle colorisation 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 3 x Modulation Envelopes, 3 x morphable LFOs, 3 x step sequencers and Polyphonic Randomisers.
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 advanced properties (such as zone fade out) the tools to fine-adjust your patches are at hand when needed.
With fluid zooming, bulk 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.
Configurations for your control surfaces can be stored and recalled via the Template feature.
The new Table Sequencers allow rythmic, tempo-synced modulation of any modulation target, while the XY Pad provides a powerful link between the Assignment Manager and the Modulation Matrix.
Furthermore, we've added both an additional Modulation Envelope and an additional LFO.
Assigning modulation is now quicker and easier than ever courtesy of Modulator Drag and Drop.
Modulators can be dropped either onto the Modulation Matrix or direct onto target parameters.
The new User Samples Database allows you to organise and access your entire sample library within Nuance.
Featuring a fully customisable tag scheme, bulk editing of tags, instantaneous text search, plus support for multiple folders and drives, Nuance 2.0 provides the definitive solution for managing all your sample content.
Cycle Groups allow 'Round Robin' behaviour across layered Groups, allowing enhanced realism in your instrument patches and organic variations in your drum hits.
Group and Layer multi-selection allows convenient bulk editing of any parameter across multiple Groups.
Various other workflow improvements have been made to the Group Manager, including Pad and Group Copy and Paste, and improved drag and drop support.
Assignment Shortcuts now allow quick in-place access to MIDI learn and Host Automation assignment.
In addition to the existing SFZ Import, Nuance 2.0 can now also write SFZ files. Simply choose the Export SFZ option to export any patch.
Nuance 2.0 adds two new polyphonic FX modules: Chorus and FM.
You can now drag samples from the File Browser and Database to your host or other apps (host support dependent).
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