Showing posts with label Avid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Avid. Show all posts

Friday, October 06, 2023

Modular Day Barcelona #10 - 2023

video upload by Befacosynth

"Modular Day is the festival of Modular Synthesizers - Eurorack - in Barcelona. This year in its 10th edition with Manufacturers, Shops, Workshops, Conferences and Concerts. We wait for you on September 23rd at Hangar."

0:25 Xor Electronics
20:26 Making Sound Machines
36:06 Tesseract
51:56 AVID
1:11:47 Body Synths
1:26:27 Jolin Lab
1:39:38 Jonaralogue
2:04:42 Ginko Synthese
2:30:03 Befaco

Modular Day Barcelona #10 Concerts
video upload by Befacosynth

"Modular Day is the festival of Modular Synthesizers - Eurorack - in Barcelona. This year in its 10th edition with Manufacturers, Shops, Workshops, Conferences and Concerts. We wait for you on September 23rd at Hangar.

We are thrilled to present these artists and friends of our event."

7:00 - Preassure: Ambre Laparra Blumenfeld and Marlène Jöbstl
34:06 (Intermission)
40:33 - Hara
1:07:41 (Intermission)
1:20:59 - Thëm
1:58:38 (Intermission)
2:11:22 - f.l.i.t.d
2:48:17 (Intermission)
2:55:24 - Espinoza Espinoza

Modular Day Barcelona 2023 after party - HRTL

video upload by Befacosynth

"There are few in the Czech electronic music culture with a background as storied as HRTL, the performing alias of Prague-based synthesiser musician Leoš Hort. Iconically performing from the centre of the dancefloor, HRTL is a force of the wildest nature on his instruments of choice, a carefully curated setup of modular synthesisers and tabletop instruments. Infamously electrifying and always improvised, each of his live club performances is quite literally one-of-a-kind; generative breakbeat rhythms meet with liquefying acid, and synths sliced from the utmost peaks of euphoria."

Sunday, December 04, 2016

CV Controlled Avid Eleven by Ninstrument

Not technically a synth, but rather a guitar modeling effects unit, this Avid Eleven has been modified for CV control by Ninstrument. A demo video should be coming soon.

Gorgeous custom front panel!

"Digging deeper into CV control for Guitarists, and I am not finding too much. So I decided on a custom CV controlled Avid Eleven would make a great Christmas gift this year. CV input with added attenuator for each of the six parameter knobs. If you know much about the Eleven, you know the front six knobs allow you to change the onscreen parameters. Now you can control them with voltages from your modular synth. I also added a CV input for the tap tempo control, so you can control the tempo with a voltage clock. This also means you could setup six pedals and control all six knobs with pedals too, if you wanted!"

Monday, July 02, 2012

Avid Sells M-Audio to inMusic

via Avid:

"BURLINGTON, MA, 2012-07-02

Today Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) initiated a series of strategic actions to focus the company on its Media Enterprise and Post & Professional customers and to drive improved operating performance. As part of these actions, the company is divesting its consumer businesses. With these changes, Avid will concentrate on core markets where its deep domain expertise, track record of technical innovation, and strong brand offer the greatest opportunity for success.

“The changes we are announcing today make Avid a more focused and agile company,” said Gary Greenfield, CEO of Avid. “By streamlining and simplifying operations, we expect to deliver improved financial performance and partner more closely with our enterprise and professional customers. Our objective remains to provide these customers with the innovative solutions that allow them to create the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world. I’m excited about our future prospects.”

Avid has agreed to sell its consumer audio and video product lines. The company’s consumer audio products are being sold to inMusic, the parent company of Akai Professional, Alesis and Numark, among others. Headquartered in Cumberland, Rhode Island, inMusic's brands are best known for producing innovative products for music production, performance and DJing. The products involved in this transaction include M-Audio brand keyboards, controllers, interfaces, speakers and digital DJ equipment and other product lines. Avid will continue to develop and sell its industry-leading Pro Tools® line of software and hardware, as well as associated I/O devices including Mbox and Fast Track.

Separately, the company’s consumer video editing line is being sold to Corel Corporation, a consumer software company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. The products involved in this transaction include Avid Studio, Pinnacle Studio, and the Avid Studio App for the Apple iPad®, as well as other legacy video capture products.

The divested product lines contributed approximately $91 million of Avid’s 2011 revenue of $677 million. As part of the transactions, certain employees of Avid will transfer to each acquiring company. Avid estimates that the proceeds from these transactions will be approximately $17 million, subject to closing inventory adjustment, with a portion held in escrow. Both transactions are expected to close today, July 2, 2012.

Avid also plans to reduce the number of its employees as it streamlines operations, with approximately 20% of its permanent employee base impacted by the divestitures and headcount reduction plans. The company currently expects to incur a restructuring charge of approximately $19 to $23 million related to these actions and other associated measures.

The company’s cash balance on March 31, 2012 was $49.7 million. The proceeds from the sale of these product lines should offset most of the restructuring charges paid in 2012.

Conference Call
A conference call to discuss these actions has been scheduled for today, July 2, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The call will be open to the public and can be accessed by dialing (719)-325-2234 and referencing confirmation code 2084154. The call and presentation slides will also be available on Avid’s website. To listen and view the slides, go to prior to the start of the conference call..."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sibelius 7 and Avid Scorch for iPad at Musikmesse 2012

Elevate your compositions with Sibelius 7 and Avid Scorch for iPad at Musikmesse 2012

YouTube Uploaded by avid on Mar 27, 2012

" -
Avid for Students on Facebook -

The latest generation of the world's best-selling music notation software, Avid Sibelius 7 is sophisticated enough to meet the demands of top composers, arrangers, and publishers, yet simple enough for beginners and students.

Follow the latest in music creation and pro audio gear with Avid at Musikmesse 2012 on YouTube:"

Avid Scorch - Avid®
iPads on eBay
iPads on Amazon

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

M-Audio Venom Review and Interview with Product Manager Taiho Yamada

A quick note: This review is long. You can jump to sections that interest you vs. reading it straight through if you prefer. This review focuses primarily on the synth engine for one single patch on the Venom. The Venom supports Multi mode with up to four multitimbral parts. Not only can you layer sound programs but you can set global parameters for the set. Be sure to see the Multi mode section of "Tips and Tricks via Taiho Yamada" at the end of this post. Taiho is the Lead Project Manager of the Venom and served as my contact during the review. I want to thank Taiho for his help and enthusiastic generosity. He is a true synthesist and the Venom is his baby.

Synth connections: Taiho previously worked at Alesis on the Andromeda A6. The DSP developer of the Venom worked on Radikal Technologies' Spectralis and the Accelerator. People that contributed to the presets via sound design include Richard Devine, Francis Preve, Mark Ovenden (Avid's AIR Instruments, ProTools VIs), Joerg Huettner (Waldorf, Access, Alesis), and of course Taiho Yamada.

*Don't miss the "Q&A with Taiho" section towards the end of the review. Also keep an eye out for "Taiho's Tips and Tricks" throughout the review in grey. You can find the consolidated list below the Q&A section.

Friday, March 18, 2011

TouchOSC Template for the M-Audio Venom

You can find the TouchOSC template here. Note this does require The Missing Link to work as it uses OSC to MIDI for sysex support.

You can find a TB MIDI Stuff port of the editor which does not require The Missing Link here.

video here

The template covers single mode for the M-Audio Venom. Click on each image for the full size shot. You can see every single editable parameter of the Venom in single mode. Note the Venom does have 16 modulation slots. I stopped at 10 as that is good enough for me for now.

The template is mapped for The Missing Link. You can however map it to OSCulator or other so it should at least save you some time if you are on those formats. Update: You can find a TB MIDI Stuff port of the editor which does not require The Missing Link here.

See this post for a video - note I switched to the Venom color scheme for the template. It looks much sharper than the rainbow colors I originally had.

Friday, February 25, 2011

M-Audio Venom Controlled by TouchOSC

Two parts. Part 1 is a lead in to Part 2. Do not miss Part 2 (watch past :46). Watch these full screen 720HD to read the labels and see what I'm doing. I just started creating the editor and exploring the Venom. Aggressive and powerful little synth. You can find the template here.

M-Audio Venom Controlled by TouchOSC Part 1 of 2

YouTube via matrixsynth | Feb 24, 2011 |

"Watch 720HD full screen to see the waveform names and what I'm doing in detail. Prototype TouchOSC template controlling M-Audio Venom using The Missing Link to translate OSC to MIDI. Only one oscillator on the Venom is heard in a latched arpeggio. This page in TouchOSC allows you to select the waveform via toggle buttons and via a slider at the bottom. All 94 waveforms are available. Be sure to see Part 2. The purpose of these videos is primarily to showcase the editor controlling the Venom. It sounds much better live. The audio in on my Canon Rebel T2i isn't cutting it. But yes, this can be one aggressive sounding synth."

M-Audio Venom Controlled by TouchOSC Part 2 of 2

matrixsynth | Feb 24, 2011 |

"Watch in 720HD full screen to see what I'm doing in detail. I don't want to give it away, but let's just say there are some interesting things going on in this one... "

Update: For details see this post.

Full Venom Review with tips & tricks here.
M-Audio Venom
The Missing Link -
iPads on eBay
TouchOSC - hexler

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More Venom In Your System M-Audio/Avid

YouTube via FlakeStick | February 13, 2011 |
follow-up to this post Update: video re-uploaded below.
"This is a second on-the-fly demo showing more patches from M-Audio's new synth, the Venom. This time around I'm messing w/ drum loops, a few more single patches, and a mulit-part song at the end of the video.

All original single patches in this vid are by me:
TuffRoller - a drum loop composed of two kits, plus a third controlled by the mod wheel. I'm messing w/ the Amplitude attack time.
Isol8r - A pseudo- electric piano pad thing.
JunoThis - I improved my Juno sounds w/ 1-osc and 1-sub-osc plus chorusing. A little vibrato to boot.
M-Pulser - A synth-orchestra hit w/ compression flattening it to bits.
ReichSynth - A beating pad sound inspired by the minimalist composer Steve Reich.
Salina - A beautiful arpeggio inspired by a Bedrock track.

And then there's the Multi-Part song I slopped-together w/ these four parts:
Drums - the TuffRoller patch
Arpeggio - Juno-This patch
Bass - the Deep Bass patch (see Demo I)
Synth Hits - the M-pulser patch

Recorded straight into Macbook w/ no additional effects - ALL VENOM."

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

A Taste of Venom Demo M-Audio Avid

YouTube via FlakeStick | January 30, 2011 | Update: video re-uploaded below.

"This is a quick-n-dirty demo showing my first patches on M-Audio's new synth, the Venom. The Venom is a sound designer's dream, it lends itself to all kinds of music. Basses, strings, sci-fi, ambient, trance, trip-hop...and on-and-on. Editing the sounds makes all sorts of happy accidents possible.

All original patches in this vid are by me:
Stringer - a vintage string synth sound w/ phaser, much better than the "70's String" factory patch I must say.
JunoThis - A first, not-quite-there, attempt at Juno sounds w/ chorusing. Again better than the factory patch.
Wobbler - This is a recreation of a patch I did on the Oberheim Matrix. Sounds great on the Venom!
NebulaTrek - Inspired by the ominous sound from the first Star Trek motion picture.
StarGazer - Something completely new to me!
DeepBass - A deep house bass sound.
Eurotrashd - A sensational driving trance sound, whether triggered in one-hits or arpeggiated.

Recorded straight into Macbook w/ no additional effects - ALL VENOM."

Friday, January 21, 2011

Synthbiotica - M-Audio Venom Demo Track

Synthbiotica by olbriand
"Second Track made with the VENOM, in multitracks with no FX added, one take for one sound."
follow-up to this post
M-Audio Venom on eBay

Thursday, January 20, 2011

M Audio Venom Video Demo [NAMM 2011]

YouTube via audiofanzinetv | January 14, 2011
Virtual Analog, sample based or both? See this post for specs and more. Interesting synth.
M-Audio Venom on eBay

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

“TRON LEGACY” – Sound Panel

“TRON LEGACY” – Sound Panel from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Making the exception on this one as specific gear for the most part isn't discussed. This one is more about sound design, processing and use of plug-ins. Starts with the light cycles and use of filter, resonance and pitch sweeps. Avid's reNOVAtor gets a mention about 20 minutes in for cleaning up audio. Avid of course is the company behind the new M-Audio Venom. Vocal processing and effects come in around 31 minutes but no mention of what was used. De-rezzing and disk audio effects come in around 40 minutes. Light cycle formation sound is revealed right after the one hour mark. See if you can guess what it is.

"Explore the sound and music of "TRON LEGACY", the long awaited sequel continuing the adventures through the world inside your computer.

The sound team behind the film will take you behind-the-scenes of the science fiction epic, presenting special excerpts from the movie. Watch how the sound team approached various elements of the mix and edit while they tell you the stories behind them.

Guiding you through their digital realms will be Supervising Sound Editor Gwen Whittle, Sound Designer Steve Boeddeker, Music Supervisor Jason Bentley, Re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo, and Film Editor James Haygood, ACE.

Filmed on January 12, 2011 at the Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA.

For more exclusive videos check out

Join the SoundWorks Collection Vimeo Channel:​channels/​soundworkscollection"

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Avid M-Audio Venom NAMM Floor Demo Video

See the update in this post.

Friday, February 19, 2010

M-Audio is Now Avid

via M-Audio
"You’ve probably noticed quite a few changes across all parts of M-Audio® and Avid® this past year—changes that are part of a larger plan to bring cutting-edge technologies and solutions to you faster than ever before. As you've seen with products like Pro Tools® M-Powered™, the coming together of industry leaders can mean exciting things for our customers. While we continue our journey to create a new, unified Avid, we’d like to give you an update about the changes you’ll begin seeing now and in the future.

Who is Avid?
Founded in 1987, Avid revolutionized video production by pioneering digital non-linear editing. Avid video products, including Media Composer® software, quickly became the leading tools for filmmakers, video editors, and broadcast organizations. M-Audio joined the Avid family back in August 2004, bringing the company into a portfolio that already included Digidesign®—makers of the studio-standard Pro Tools recording platform. Since then, Avid also brought industry leaders Pinnacle® and Sibelius® into the family, helping to empower a new generation of aspiring professionals and enthusiasts with powerful tools to create music and video easily and affordably—with professional results.

Earlier this year, Avid joined all of its world-class divisions together, including M-Audio, as a unified Avid. This proven team creates the technology used to make the most listened to, most watched, and most loved media in the world. With a full range of video editing, audio production, music creation, notation, and live sound expertise all under one roof, Avid is stronger and more agile than ever, working as one to provide you with the most powerful, elegant, and comprehensive solutions for media creation.

Moving Forward: M-Audio is Avid
You’ve likely already started seeing the Avid logo in M-Audio ads, on the website, in videos, and more. As part of the next steps in our transformation, you'll continue to see the Avid brand more prominently in M-Audio products. We also have some exciting updates in store for 2010, including a brand new newsletter, expanded online support resources, and integration with a new, expanded Avid website.

As one integrated team, all of the passionate people who’ve been instrumental in creating our game-changing solutions used throughout music and film, video, and broadcast now have greater potential than what any one of our companies could achieve on its own. We hope you’re as excited as we are about what the future holds."

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