Plug-In Suite and Real Time Analyzer for VENUE Digital Consoles 02/08/12
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Avid has announced VENUEPack 4, a new suite of professional plug-ins and utilities that will come bundled with all VENUE digital console systems, providing live sound engineers with more creative options than ever. From re-creations of popular vintage hardware to the latest studio processing effects, VENUEPack 4 includes 30 powerful plug-ins from Avid and third-party partners including Flux::, Focusrite, JOEMEEK, Line 6, and others.
VENUEPack 4 plug-ins run natively on all VENUE systems--no external plug-in runner or separate laptop required. Avid say that they offer high-quality sound, reliable performance, exceptionally low latency, automatic delay compensation support, and can be controlled right from the console surface.
Greg Kopchinski, Avid product manager, told us, "VENUE's integrated plug-in system eliminates the need for external outboard gear or plug-in runners, giving the user unprecedented creative choice. VENUEPack 4 provides a unified set of popular plug-ins for live sound, making it easier than ever for engineers to move between VENUE consoles and use the great-sounding, low-latency effects they've come to appreciate."
In addition to the suite of plug-ins, VENUEPack 4 also includes the Flux:: Pure Analyzer Essential software application, a modular RTA system that provides mix engineers with an extensive range of live audio analysis and measurement tools when installed on a Mac- or Windows-based laptop. Pure Analyzer can also utilize the Flux SampleGrabber plug-in to support direct signal acquisition across an Ethernet network from VENUE system monitor and mix busses. VENUEPack 4 includes the following plug-ins and utilities:
Classic Compressors Bundle--Emulations of five coveted hardware processors (includes BF-2A, BF-3A, Purple Audio MC77, Fairchild 660, and Fairchild 670 plug-ins)
Eleven--Hyper-realistic emulations of the world's greatest vintage and modern guitar amps
Flux:: Pure Analyzer Essential--Network-driven, real-time signal analyzing software
Focusrite d2 and d3--Models of the classic Focusrite red equalizer and compressor/limiter
Impact--Console-style mix bus compressor
JOEMEEK Bundle--Classic emulations of the SC2 compressor and VC5 Meequalizer
Line 6 Echo Farm--Models of several classic echo hardware processors and pedals
Moogerfooger Bundle--Realistic emulations of four classic audio effects and synth modules (includes 12-Stage Phaser, Analog Delay, Lowpass Filter, and Ring Modulator plug-ins)
Pultec Bundle--Realistic emulations of three vintage Pultec EQs (includes EQH-2, EQP-1A, and MEQ-5 plug-ins)
Reel Tape Suite--Delivers the warmth and characteristics of analog tape and machine effects (includes Reel Tape Saturation, Reel Tape Delay, and Reel Tape Flanger plug-ins)
Reverb One--World-class reverb processing, with complete parameter control
Slightly Rude Compressor--Custom compressor that's both musical and aggressive
Smack!--Fool-proof compressor/limiter that provides a wide range of sonic variations and color
TL Aggro--High-quality emulation of a vintage analog FET compressor
Voce Bundle--Emulations of classic vibrato and rotating speaker effects (includes Voce Chorus/Vibrato and Voce Spin plug-ins)
Free VENUEPack 4 webinar featuring Robert Scovill
Veteran sound engineer and Avid live sound market specialist, Robert Scovill, will host a free webinar on 15 August at 10 am PT (6 pm GMT) to introduce the new VENUEPack 4 plug-in bundle. Robert will offer an overview of the included plug-ins followed by a deep dive into using Flux Pure Analyzer Essential, an exciting new addition to the pack. Attendance capacity is limited, so register today to reserve your spot. Pricing and Availability:
VENUEPack4 is available worldwide now. For VENUEPack 4 pricing please visit the website listed below. Existing VENUE owners can upgrade their VENUE systems to VENUEPack 4 at 50% off the standard upgrade price through 14 September 2012.