> Another synth I like is the Vengeance VPS Avenger, which is a little bit like Nexus, but it’s a real synthesizer. With Nexus you are limited in the way you can edit the sounds. The Avenger also has extremely well-produced sounds, so you don’t really have to do anything to them. You can modify them if you want, but they already sound crazy.more
At first I thought this was just going to be a Serum alternative, and it totally does replace Serum in my setup (I own both), but it goes so, so much further. The fact that it can do wavetable synthesis PLUS multisample playback PLUS a legit granular engine sets it into a new category. It's like Serum plus a great workstation keyboard plus a Roland V-Synth (remember those?) all smushed together. I'm not even going to get into how good the presets are...
I've tried many, because I'm very demanding to find all I need in 1 synth for live use. But only Avenger can please me up to now. I use it as my solo live synth running in my DAW on stage. It's demanding but I've found a way to get it running pretty smooth. It sounds like a monster, Has up to 8 OSC (+layers/osc) +drums, can distort multiple ways, has huge filters and effects, lot's of synthesis, ... in 1 word I love it.
It's as easy as you need it to be and as powerful as you could ever want it to be. I love dragging in audio into the Granular wave file view and instantly hearing what you can do to any sample. The drums are instantly easy to write songs on top of, as are so many of the sequences and then it's simple to morph the into whatever you want them to be, as far as keys and tempo. Avenger simply inspires ideas effortlessly.
My new secret weapon. This synth is a beast. It has the sound quality of Synapse Audio's Dune 3 , and the modulation and wavetable editing potential of Serum, but sounding much better. Its like both combined, multiplied by 8, injected with steroids and blasted with gamma radiation. Immense.
It's marketed as an edm synth. I despise edm music like calvin harris, david guetta etc..... and that put me off for a long time, but it actually has so much going on under the hood that it's capable of being whatever you need it to be. The only limitation, as is usually the case in this profession, is imagination