Next-gen DJ software, a cutting-edge new synthesizer, effects and emulations for Eleven Rack and new Mbox family options deliver breakthrough tools for taking digital audio creations to the next level
Avid today introduced a series of new live performance and recording solutions for independent musicians looking to take their digital audio creations to the next level. The new tools-which include the M-Audio Venom virtual analog synthesizer, Torq 2.0 DJ software, the Eleven Rack Expansion Pack and new Mbox family options-deliver innovative, professional features and flexible, open workflows so artists can create distinctive and compelling audio, in the studio or on stage.
Venom: New Virtual Analog Synthesizer Brings Unprecedented Sound Options to Customers of All Skill Levels
Merging Avid's expertise in virtual instrument development and keyboard design, the M-Audio Venom synthesizer delivers an aggressive take on the emulation of classic analog synthesis-combining the warm sound and character of vintage keyboards with the intuitive control and workflow advantages of modern digital processing to provide cutting-edge sound options to musicians of all skill levels.
This new entry into the synthesizer market represents a dramatic departure from traditional virtual analog keyboards with the following features:
Pricing and availability Venom is available today starting at $599 USD.
Torq 2.0-Next-Generation DJ Software Delivers Open Platform for Creative Performance and Production
Rebuilt from the ground up by Avid's acclaimed software development teams, Torq 2.0 is a high-performance solution featuring advanced professional features and new flexible workflow options for creative DJ performance and real-time remixing and production.
New features in Torq 2.0 include:
Torq 2.0 is available for a free trial download today at <http://www.avid.com/torq2trial> www.avid.com/torq2trial. Torq 2.0 will be available worldwide via digital download on February 8, 2011 for $249.99 USD. The boxed version of Torq 2.0 will be available later in Q1.
Eleven Rack Expansion Pack: Expanded Guitar Amp Emulation, Vocal and Bass Workflows and Effects
The Eleven Rack Expansion Pack, a software add-on option for Avid's award-winning Eleven Rack guitar amp and effects processor, provides a series of new features and enhancements to the system, including:
The Eleven Rack Expansion Pack will be available worldwide on March 22, 2011 for $99 USD via the Avid Web store only.
New Mbox Family Options: Portable Personal Recording Systems Now Available With or Without Pro Tools
Following on the heels of the Pro Tools version 9 launch in November 2010, Avid is now offering Mbox recording solutions bundled with Pro Tools 9. The new bundles-Pro Tools + Mbox Pro, Pro Tools + Mbox and Pro Tools + Mbox Mini-give musicians and engineers the ability to turn their Mac or PC into a portable recording, mixing and production studio using the industry's most popular DAW for an Avid-advantaged workflow. For the first time ever, customers can also opt to purchase the Mbox Pro, Mbox or Mbox Mini as a standalone recording interface for use with their favorite third-party audio software. This flexibility enables customers to design a workflow that best suits their needs.
Pricing for Pro Tools + Mbox bundles begins at $699.99 for Pro Tools + Mbox Mini, $899.99 for Pro Tools + Mbox and $1,099.99 for Pro Tools + Mbox Pro. Pricing for standalone Mbox interfaces begins at $299.99 for the Mbox Mini, $499.99 for the Mbox and $799.99 for the Mbox Pro. All options will be available worldwide on March 21, 2011.
For regions outside of the U.S., please see your local retailer for pricing. For more information on features and availability, visit: www.avid.com