Fabrizio Poce has announced the release of the new J74 Venus6, a 6-voice poly-multi synthesizer Max for Live device for Ableton Live.

J74 Venus6 Synthesizer

J74 Venus6 can be used as a six voice polyphonic synthesizer (one timbre, six voices), as six independent monophonic synthesizers or as a six voice stacked monophonic synthesizer. The J74 Venus6 pack also includes two additional plugins: a MIDI sequencer (VenusSEQ) and a chorus audio effect (VenusChorus).

The way voices, sequencer lines and clock are used is configurable and semi-modular. The internal sequencer of Venus6 (and of its MIDI companion VenusSEQ, also part of the pack) is capable of poly-rhythmic and poly-metric sequencing due to the internal modular clock routing and clock division system.

J74 Venus6 has been built echoing the behaviour of DCO synthesizer’s of the 80’s: six (virtual) voice boards have created with slight tolerance differences (subtle, but still present in DCO systems of the time) and coupled with a voice allocation system which enhances this dynamics. The synthesizer has an internal chorus, which also echoes the chorus implementations of the same era. The same chorus is also provided as a separate audio effect (VenusChorus), also part of the same pack.

J74 Venus6 features

  • Six voices, each voice with SAW, PWM, Noise, Sine and two sub-oscillators.
  • Sub-harmonic tuning and sequencing of the Sub-oscillators.
  • Per voice ladder filter and VCA, with dedicated envelopes.
  • Per voice sequencer for pitch, velocity and filter modulation (cutoff and resonance).
  • Sequencer available also as a separate MIDI device (VenusSEQ) as part of the same pack.
  • External parameter modulation for the separate MIDI sequencer device (VenusSEQ).
  • Modular clock system for free poly-rhythmic and poly-metric sequencing and arpeggio’s.
  • Flexible voice modes: POLY, MONO, SEQ, ARP, CHORD, MONO-6.
  • Six Independent LFO’s for Cutoff, Panning and Tremolo.
  • Global HighPass Filter and Chorus (four types of chorus).
  • Chorus available also as a separate audio effect (VenusChorus), included in the pack.
  • Additional global Glide, LFO Trig, Drift amount, Drone and Root/Scale filtering (sequencer)
  • Preset system: save and recall presets with 250+ presets included.
  • Editing functions: synth randomize, sequence randomize and shuffle.

The J74 Venus6 package is available for 18 EUR (excl. VAT). Requires Ableton Live 10.1.x (with embedded Max 8.x), Suite or Standard + Max for Live.

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