December 23, 2010
I Bet You Wanted To See This...
by Chris Randall
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Avid has been doing some kind of teasing campaign for some sort of Magic Box that will be released at NAMM. Gearjunkies got the specs and posted them this morning, but Avid apparently stepped on them pretty hard, and since Gearjunkies are, like, professional and stuff, they removed the post.
I, however, could give neither a flying fuck, nor a rolling doughnut, about Avid's hopes and dreams of a sneaky tease-y product roll-out. So here's what my wife (her Google-Fu is deep) was able to pull this morning about the Venom, which will be released under the M-Audio brand. The original was in Romanian, and this is the Googlish:
Venom comes with 512 patches and 256 straight multi-sound patch (the layers) made by the renowned team of sound designers in the world. All the Venom will find a classical arpeggios, for more animation. With the new synth engine of the M-Audio, Venom flavor blends anolog sound on digital power. Thus they create a distinctive note that is distinguished easily from other digital synthesizers. Where you have 4 oscillators and 53 sample drum sounds from the keyboards of cargo last 40 years, and an oscillator for a DSP May retro vibe. Each of the 12 simultaneous voice virtual analog oscillators have three each, which gives tremendous flexibility for octave, intervals and detuning. For more ways to manipulate the sound, the filter multimodal operations can 12dB/octava Venom (2-pole) and 24 dB / octave (4-pole).