Avenger Tutorial: Send & Return Fx Rack Routing [quicky]

In this quick tip tutorial I show you how easy it is to route any OSC to the Send FX Rack in Avenger!

Avenger is an absolute beast when it comes to effects routing. In this tutorial I show you how to initialize the Send Rack in order to add and route FX to and from it.

Get VPS Avenger – PIB/VPSAvenger

Up to 6 Free Routable FX Busses:

  • 4 Insert FX Racks with 8 FX slots each
  • Send FX Rack
  • Master FX Rack
  • Like in your DAW you can route the FX into each other
  • You can route past the Master FX bus – for example, everything can be compressed and limited from the Master Bus except the Bassdrum, which will be dry route to the output
  • There are currently 30 FX types: Delay, Arts Acoustic Reverb, Trashverb, V-Verb, Room Sim, Impulse Response Reverb (with new IR’s), Gated Rev, Flanger, Chorus, Phaser, Multimod, Ministop (Tapestop!), Minichain (Sidechain), Bitcrusher, Distotion, Fuzzbox, Multiband Dist, Vinylizer, Waveshaper, Limiter, Compressor, Stereo Matrix, 4Band Equalizer, Multiband Limiter, Vintage Chorus, Vintage Flanger, Vintage Phaser, Rotary Simulation, Ensemble ARP, Ensemble 330
  • Each FX type comes with many many presets

Watch the Video Tutorial

*full release notes below

Release Notes

Meet our new alpha and omega of synthesis: Vengeance Producer Suite Avenger is here! The most versatile and best sounding synth you will ever encounter. There is nothing VPS Avenger can’t do, it offers you tons of features and a gigantic growing library from some of the best sound designers on this planet.

Up to 8 OSC Modules:

  • Each OSC with own V-Saw (Supersaw) (1-7 voices, 1-4 octs, pan spread)
  • Each OSC with its own vibrato LFO (which can modulate every V-Saw (Supersaw) voice seperately)
  • Each OSC with own Chorder (Note Stacker, Unison)
  • Each OSC with additional Sub OSC model
  • Each OSC can have its own synthesis model (see ‘GENERATORS’ for details)

OSC Transformation Parameters:

  • Xcite (bending the waveform in any direction)
  • Formant (pulse with modulate any waveform)
  • Bit/Crush (Rate/Bit reduce any waveform)
  • Sync (easy sync mode with built in modulation env)
  • Volume / Pan / Transpose / Finetune / Random & Alternate Pitch
  • Noise Generator (level, noise color / noise rate reducer, stereo spread)
  • FM & AM (if you wish Alias free mode), FM source: countless basic waveforms, noise or own custom drawable shapes. Rate is syncable to semitones/octaves/7ths etc)
  • FFT editor for each OSC Module: Edit all spectral content in realtime, delete odd harmonics, boost octaves performs morphs or create custom filtersweeps
  • Randomizer
  • Many FFT presets (organ overtone registers, crazy stuff etc)
  • Use our unique feature to randomly pulsate every band!

Up to 8 ARP Modules:

  • Up / Down / Random / Poly Modes
  • Editable note lengths and note transposes / velocities
  • Each arp has up to 4 sub patterns (A B C D), means you can make complex melodies of 4x 32notes
  • Hundreds of ARP presets

Up to 8 Step SQ Modules:

  • Contour, decay, gate time, editable step lengths and velocity
  • Perfectly synces Step SQ
  • Can be quickly used as TranceGate effect
  • Does not click
  • Stereo mode (L/R)
  • Comes with many presets, even such as sidechain simulations, rhythmic gates etc

Up to 8 Mod Envelope Modules:

  • Free configurable envelopes – add as many points as you like
  • Sync mode available (quarter/triplet) to create moving and unique patterns
  • Countless trigger modes such as first/last notes, arpeggio, bassdrum from drum SQ etc
  • Oneshot, loop, loop with release phase, ping pong etc

Up to 8 Pitch Envelope Modules:

  • BiPolar Pitch envelope where you can add as many additional points as you like
  • Sync and trigger modes like in the Mod Envelope
  • Portamento modes: Normal, poly, legato and poly legato (yes) with custom depth and portamento pitch curve
  • Editable Pitchbend lag time

Up to 4 AMP Modules:

  • Oscillators (OSCs) can be routed in different AMP Modules
  • Each AMP module has its own (analog) AHDSR envelope, but can be triggered from other env sources, such as MOD Envelope too
  • Spike parameter, which REALLY spikes this time.
  • Solume / Pan / Keytrack
  • Stereo spread parameter

Up to 4 FILTER Modules Master Filter Module:

  • Oscillators can be routed into different FILTER Modules
  • Each FILTER module has its own (analog) AHDSR envelope, but can be triggered from other env sources, such as MOD Envelope too
  • 47 Filtertypes (at the moment) – all basic filter types as well as analog filter, comb filter, talking/vowel filters, Peakfilters, fm/crush, TB filter etc…
  • Resonance type selectable: Additive or volume compensated
  • Each filter has Drive / Drive oversampled and a neat Comb filter

Up to 4 SHAPER Modules:

  • The Shaper modules add distortion (per voice!) for each osc which is routed into it
  • 17 unique distortion models (at the moment)
  • Two pre distortion EQ bands to shape the distortion tone
  • Stereo split mode
  • Can be pre or post FILTER or AMP modules

Up to 4 LFO Modules:

  • 17 LFO Shapes to chose from 3 freely drawable shapes
  • Fade in / Delay
  • Change Offset (y axis), Phase (x axis)
  • Countless trigger modes, such as first/last notes, arpeggio, bassdrum from drum SQ etc
  • Syncable (normal, triplet, dotted), with extra long LFO times

Drum Sequencer:

  • Dedicated drum sequencer for the drum kits with up to 16 bars
  • Triplet or Quarter mode
  • Roll function for each note (x2, x3, x4 etc)
  • Each note has velocity, pan, pitch or gate time
  • Multiple selection tool: Draw a box and select multiple notes, delete them, move them (with cursor arrows up/down/left/right) or start the velocity for all at the same time
  • Many special modes: Flip, reverse, mirror, copy/fill blocks etc

Powerful Routing System:

  • Add new modules and re-arrange the order the signal passes the modules for each Oscillator
  • Apply Send FX
  • Graphic routing help system: Right-Click on a module in the OSC routing diagram lets a cross-hair apear, to show you where this module is located in the GUI

Unique New Modmatrix System:

  • ‘Drag and Drop’ creation of ModMatrix entries. Just drag a source and drop it to any target you want on the GUI
  • ‘Grouped’ mod matrix. Means you can change all modmatrix assigments with 1 click to a LFO assignment for example ‘additive’ or ‘%'(percentage) modes
  • Lag parameter. Smoothens the modulation, giving it inertia (for wha wha etc…)
  • Cool new mod sources, such as PORTAMENTO glide (for example open the filter with the glide movement)
  • Almost everything in VPS Avenger can be connected and modulated

MACRO Controllers:

  • All Factory presets are pre-routet with cool modulations on these Macro Controllers
  • 3 Macro knobs
  • 2 Macro buttons

Up to 6 Free Routable FX Busses:

  • 4 Insert FX Racks with 8 FX slots each
  • Send FX Rack
  • Master FX Rack
  • Like in your DAW you can route the FX into each other
  • You can route past the Master FX bus – for example, everything can be compressed and limited from the Master Bus except the Bassdrum, which will be dry route to the output
  • There are currently 30 FX types: Delay, Arts Acoustic Reverb, Trashverb, V-Verb, Room Sim, Impulse Response Reverb (with new IR’s), Gated Rev, Flanger, Chorus, Phaser, Multimod, Ministop (Tapestop!), Minichain (Sidechain), Bitcrusher, Distotion, Fuzzbox, Multiband Dist, Vinylizer, Waveshaper, Limiter, Compressor, Stereo Matrix, 4Band Equalizer, Multiband Limiter, Vintage Chorus, Vintage Flanger, Vintage Phaser, Rotary Simulation, Ensemble ARP, Ensemble 330
  • Each FX type comes with many many presets

Wavetable Envelope / Editor:

  • Specialized envelope for all wavetables
  • One-Shot, Pingpong, Loop, Global or per voice
  • ‘Wobble’ pattern generator: Unique new system which lets you Multiply, Revese or Flip the envelope with a pattern
  • Fade In / Outs, Zoom, Normalize, Reverse for wavetables

Further Features:

  • Mixer Page: All busses and tracks visable for mixing and levelling
  • Keyzones / Velzones: Create complex key and velocity zones with fade ins/outs for each OSC / drums
  • Support for MIDI foot pedals, breath controller etc: For example: with one click assign your expression pedal to move the modwheel or the sustain pedal to control the release / any other parameter
  • Global Shuffle Factor: All shuffles (ARP, StepSQ, DrumSQ etc) are linked to each other
  • Parameter Lock: Lock your shuffle, volume or filter settings during preset change
  • Powerful UNDO Function: Whatever you did, it can be UNDOne with 1 click
  • Real monophonic mode: Multiple notes wont kill your original now when released. You will notice this immediately when playing
  • Tooltips explaining each parameter (can be turned off)
  • Customizable INIT Preset
  • Navigate with cursor keys through the library
  • Export your current OSC shape with 1 click: Whenever you created new and cool waveforms you can add them into your library as a new OSC shape

Graphic / Librarian / Browser:

  • Easy to use preset selector: Favourites, personal expansions (with icons)
  • Tag Cloud for every preset: Tag based search system
  • File Browser for importing own drums: Multi-Samples, Shapes or Wavetables
  • VPS Avenger comes with more than 750 high quality presets from all genres
  • Open GUI for possible skinning
  • Runs ultra smooth at 60Hz
  • Resizable skin in real-time – just resize it like a Windows (PC) window (if supported by host)
  • Everything is displayed in real-time – the waveform changes, the knob modulations etc. The presets visually come to life

OSC Generators:

  • Classic VA Synthesesis: Regular synthesis with Saw, Square, Sine, Noise, Tri etc
  • Oscillator Shapes: You can import and convert ANY 1 cycle waveform sample into an Oscillator shape. Once the waveform is imported, you can transform it in every direction possible 100% alias free. There are thousands of hand selected shapes to chose from in VPS Avenger’s Factory Library. Many emulate the shapes of classic gear or complex digital shapes, dubstep screams, real instruments etc
  • Freeform: You can freely draw your own OSC shapes – use a pencil or draw lines, use smoothening parameters or normalize, fade in/outs to help create every shape imaginable
  • Wavetable Synthesis: Stack up to 128 Oscillator Shapes and you will have a Wavetable. Wavetables can be morphed seamleassy and have their own powerful editor and morphing envelopes. VPS Avengers Factory Library will come with more than 600 top notch wavetables, ranging from all kind of synthesis tricks, vocals, harmonic/disharmonic spectrals, FM or real instrument morphs.You can (of course) load and create your own wavetables
  • Resample: This is basically a wavetable editor – this Synthesis mode allows you to cycle through long wave-files and explore microscopic grains as an OSC source
  • Multisamples: Each of VPS Avengers 8 Oscillators can also be a Multisample player. With our new ‘Sample Stacker’ feature, you can layer up to 4 multi-samples in each OSC module with 1 click. VPS Avenger comes with a huge library of more than 1000 Multi-Samples, ranging from Pianos & Organs, Synths, Real Instruments, Voices and much more. There are also 2x special Sample Sources: Attack Clicks and Organic Noises, which are great layering additions
  • Drum-Kits: These are real drum-kits with their own drum edit page and an exclusive new Drum Sequencer. VPS Avenger comes with more than 160 Drum-Kits from all possible genres, while each drum-kit holds 12x perfectly mixed and matched drum samples. Furthermore, each drum-kit has its own Drum Sequencer pattern. You can Change the Kits or the Pattern seperately, which gives you endless combinations. You can of course create your own kits by filling Avenger with external drum samples

Main Features

  • VST / PC & Intel Mac AU / AAX / VST – runs in all compatible hosts
  • 64 Bit and VST3 standard (64-Bit is required!)
  • Over 900 factory presets
  • 620 multisamples
  • 218 special samples (attacks, noises)
  • 154 resampler waves
  • 168 drumkits, 168 drumsequences
  • 596 wavetables
  • Thousands of OSC shapes (waveforms) available
  • 30 FX types including Analog Chorus, Reverb, Phaser etc from ArtsAcoustic)
  • 47 Filter-Types
  • Up to 1000 playing oscs with one note possible
  • Resampling / Wavetable Generator built-in
  • Freeform OSCs – draw your own waveforms
  • Alias free OSCs, Wavetables, FM & AM Modulation
  • Powerful and easy drag and drop mod matrix
  • Rsizable vectorized GUI (4k ready)
  • Undo Feature
  • Comfortable preset search system / tag cloud
  • 8 arps, drums sequencer, 8 step sequencers, 18 envelope generators
  • 16 individually routable sub outs into your DAW’s mixer
  • Macro controllers assigned in each preset for quick sound changes
  • External MIDI Controllers and pedals support
  • Free routable FX busses and send effects
  • Customizable LFOs, 4 Shaper Modules (distortion units on OSC level)
  • Many Unison Features: Chorder and our own invented ‘V-Saw’ supersaw
  • Key and Velocity Zones
  • Import your own multi-samples, drums, wavetables or OSC waveforms
  • MIDI learn function (connect your external MIDI gear with Avenger)

System Requirements

MAC:

  • Mac OSX 10.8 and later
  • VST 2.4, AU, or AAX compliant host (64-Bit)
  • Intel Mac 2.5Ghz
  • 8GB RAM

PC:

  • Windows 7, Windows, Windows 10 (64-Bit)
  • VST 2.4 or AAX compliant host (64-Bit)
  • Intel Core 2.5Ghz,
  • OpenGL 3.2 capable GPU
  • 8GB RAM

Our Installer Contains:

  • 64Bit versions only
  • VST2 and VST3 versions
  • AU version
  • AAX version
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Author: Joshua Casper

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