It can do anything, sound like everything, and the best thing is: its easy understandable and comfortable to use. One oscillator could supply a bassline, while the next two blast out a lead, the next three a pad. You can insert Gain blocks wherever you like in the signal path for volume adjustment, the Shaper a superb waveshaping distortion module is freely positionable, and multiple filter blocks in a Route can be arranged in any order. So a 32th to 8th wobble will always sound tight in your mix. The wave display itself, meanwhile, shows the synthesised waveforms in real-time, so you can always see what effect your wranglings are having on them. Maybe it was a bug specific to your machine that's been fixed, who knows.
Choices, choices Clicking the menu above the oscillator waveform display brings up an enormous categorised list of sonic starting points. Most importantly, though, it sounds absolutely incredible, with that characteristic Vengeance energy, power and richness married to the deep textural nuance that only wavetable synthesis can bring. I am on Sierra 10. Vengeance-Sound's first ever virtual synth is nothing if not ambitious. But that comes at a cost of having a complexity I think. The Drum Sequencer is simple but effective.
To the right is an Amp-Envelope-Shaper, a filter module, a Distortion-Drive module and Mod-Matrix overlapping modules. Adjustable parameters include Volume, Pitch, Pan and Spike, the last for boosting transients and also included in Avenger's main Amp module. Granular mode must be set first to load sample into granular-osc's - fixed a issue with the library that was invisible if the Computer was running longer than 3-4 days. Coded - like all its stablemates - by Keilwerth Audio, it unites analogue, sample-based and wavetable synthesis in an immense workstation-style architecture, packed with sequencers, filters, effects and modulation. Every one of its individual elements is a powerful system in its own right, and they all come together to constitute a synthesiser of dizzying power and flexibility. Must have been something on your machine that was making it crash. This has been fixed — when you save a Drumkit, now the correct last location when saving a drum kit is remembered — there was a sorting issue in the mod matrix when removing entries that was created ealier than other items in the same source-group.
You will also find the vibration form editor, arpeggiator, drum sequencer, step sequencer, pitch modulator, mod envelope shaper, a mixer, keyboard zone settings, and overlapping settings such as the master gain Or the tooltip settings. That will playback the sample reverse. Vengeance Avenger is designed for anyone who is looking for a versatile synthesizer plug-in that delivers high-quality sounds. The quality of its sounds is high, expect to hear some crystal clear leads, powerful basses and top-of-the-line drum sequences that can be used directly. While the expected dance and electronic-orientated sounds dominate this is Vengeance, after all, and that's very much its bag , there are also loads of acoustic and electric instrument samples in there. Avenger software synthesizer is one of the most comprehensive and best synthesizers on the market. Assignments are grouped by mod source in the Matrix and collapsible to reduce clutter, so you can switch any source out to change all of its assignments at once.
Up to 256 modulation assignments are made by dragging sources onto targets or selecting both in the Mod Matrix, while amounts are set by dragging the tiny triangles that appear next to modulated parameters or the sliders in the Mod Matrix. Overall, I think it's good but not great. The Wavetable Envelope is manipulated in various ways with the controls below, and features an optional step sequencer for programming time-multiplied envelope repeats. With that function you can additionaly shape the modulation value before if modifies the target. With a wavetable loaded, things get a bit more complicated.
Other than that, the path is fixed - you can't place the Pitch Envelope after the effects, say. Click notes in with the pencil tool, select them with the marquee tool and adjust the Velocity, Pan, Pitch and Gate time of the selected notes using the so-named knobs. It's worth messing around with, at least. I recommend you to use a 64-bit operating system. When it comes to modulation, Avenger is possibly the most well-equipped synth we've ever met.
You get the analogue staples, naturally - Saw, Square, Triangle, Sine and noise waves - but beyond those lies a veritable sweet shop of single-cycle waveshapes, samples up to four of which can be stacked in a single oscillator and wavetables. Good if you want to use the new Comb filter for example on the master sum or an effect bus. Each module can be bypassed, though, or removed entirely ie, returned to the module selection menu at the top of the panel. And then the text is just super-blurry and unreadable. Oh, and you can draw your own waveshapes freehand using the mouse, too, and load your own samples in as wavetables, so there's really no limit to what Avenger can use as source material in each and every one of its oscillators. You can open it with a txt editor for transpose and gain settings.
It is certain that the sounds of Avenger will soon be heard in many professional music productions. It's just a shame each channel can only load samples, not synth oscillators - although we're told this is planned for an update. I always wait until all my gear is compatible. With a wave or wavetable loaded, the four knobs to the right of the central oscillator wave display present a variety of shaping options, including 'bending' to the left, right or centre, sync, formant filtering, bitcrushing and sample rate reduction. Please watch our product video or check out our demoversion!.
The longest I had to wait was 6 months, once because of issues Native Instruments were having, and once because I was in the middle of a big project and couldn't afford the risk. If you accidentially load a preset, you can un-do this. The Voicing tab reveals a four-voice chord generator and volume, wave selection and pitching parameters for the dedicated sub oscillator. The confusingly-named V-Saw tab houses Avenger's unison controls, with which a stack of up to seven detuned, spread voices is invoked. As well as those, Avenger also features a full-on drum machine section. You can also right-click any block in the Route list to locate its module in the interface via a nifty animation. That, in case you didn't take it in, is a lot of effects.
It seems very focused on layering sounds, like other Vengeance synths e. This will show up if Avenger loads an expansion without having the licenes for it. I'd uninstall it and download the latest version to try again. The flow of each oscillator is represented throughout the interface by colour-coded bars at the top of each module - green for Osc 1, pink for Osc 2, etc. Together with its huge library and tons of unique and outstanding new features, Avenger is a true game changer.