Vengeance-Sound AVENGER

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Vengeance-Sound’s VPS Avenger is a hy­brid in­stru­ment in the truest sense of the word, comb­ing ana­logue, wavetable and sam­ple-based syn­the­sis in an epic ar­chi­tec­ture, sup­ple­mented by an enor­mous mod­u­la­tion sys­tem and 32 high-qual­ity ef­fects. It even in­cludes a de­cent drum ma­chine, com­plete with its own pat­tern se­quencer.

A quick tour

At the top left, the pre­set browser 1 gives ac­cess to a vast li­brary of cat­e­gorised patches, in­clud­ing elab­o­rate multi-lay­ered con­struc­tions that al­most qual­ify as full tracks trig­gered by one note. A VPS Avenger patch can com­prise up to eight main Os­cil­la­tors 2 and a Drums Os­cil­la­tor 3 , switched be­tween via the tabs at the top of the in­ter­face. Each Os­cil­la­tor hosts a static wave, wavetable or mul­ti­sam­ple cho­sen from a well-stocked menu and ma­nip­u­lated us­ing the con­trols around the wave­form dis­play 4 ; while the V-Saw and Voic­ing pages 5 en­able uni­son voice stack­ing and au­to­matic chord gen­er­a­tion.

Rout­ing, mod­u­la­tion & FX

The flow of each Os­cil­la­tor’s out­put through the rest of the synth is de­fined in its Route panel 6 , where you se­lect which of up to four Am­pli­fiers 7 , Fil­ters 8 and Shaper dis­tor­tion mod­ules 9 should be brought to bear, as well as one of eight Arpeg­gia­tors. Wavetable, Pitch and Mod En­velopes, and Step Se­quencers 10 are ac­cessed through the cen­tral dis­play, and the four LFOs have their own panel 11 , shared with the Mod Ma­trix. Else­where are the Arpeg­gia­tor, the crazy FFT Ed­i­tor, and three Macro knobs 12 can be as­signed to as many pa­ram­e­ters as you like.

Fi­nally, VPS Avenger gives you an abun­dance of ef­fects pro­cess­ing to work with. You get eight insert FX racks 13 , plus a Send FX rack and a Master FX rack, each one hold­ing up to eight from a ros­ter of 32 su­perb mod­ules. Phew!

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