no Avenger does not require a dongle. VPS Avenger uses a keyfile based licensing system which is very convenient for the user. After purchase you get a serial number which has to be activated at https://register.vps-avenger.com/ there you can download your keyfile and the content for VPS Avenger
is VPS Avenger 32bit compatible?
no VPS Avenger requires a 64Bit DAW. There is no 32Bit installer.
when I first start VPS Avenger...
...it asks me for the content file, right? No... VPS Avenger asks several questions, the first is, if you previously installed Avenger on this machine, and if the content is maybe installed already. If this is your first time, running VPS Avenger, this is not the case. Please press "next" for the Question, where your downloaded factory content file is located. Then VPS Avenger will start importing the factory library. It can be located anywhere on your drives.
the GUI is too big on first start
In 100% size, Avenger is made for high resolution displays. But you can turn down the size anytime by clicking in the upper left corner on the 100% button. Please set it to 80% if it should fit on a display below full hd resolution. Since the GUI is vectorized, the GUI stays in good shape, even in smaller sizes.
on how many computers can I install VPS Avenger?
You are allowed to install Avenger on up to 3 computers. Important: the computers must belong to you and must be used by you. You are not allowed to give your license key to a friend. Misuse will result in termination of the license. If you re-install or format your computer / OS, then you will get back your authorization automatically.
the download speed for the 4,7GB content file is slow
At the moment our servers are a bit overloaded during peak times. We have reports of very high download speed and very slow, so everything is possible. We are working on the problem, but it should be already better for the most customers at the moment. Furthermore we recommend the use of a downloadmanager which can resume interrupted downloads. (for example http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/)
can I use the 4.7GB content file of the demo version for the full version?
yes, absolutely. Its the identical file. You do not have to download again if you already had the demoversion installed
what are the limitations of the demoversion?
no feature limitations, no content limitation. But the demoversion can not SAVE, has a short noise every 5 minutes and it has to be reloaded after 30 minutes runtime.
is it normal, that my cpu fan on my laptop turns on when opening the GUI?
on certain computers / graphic card combinations: yes. We will add an "ECO" mode in one of the next updates (on the SYS page tab) which, when activated, uses less than 60fps. It will not look that nice any more but will save CPU
how can I import samples?
here is the description taken from the english manual, page 19. The multisamples must be in a folder, where the folder name will be the name of the multisample later. You do not have to use multisamples, you also can use just 1 sample, named 1 C2.wav for example. The "_" stands for a "space".
Please choose the folder which contains the multisample. The files must be in wav format and named in accordance with the following scheme:
1_c0.wav 2_e0.wav 3_f#0.wav 4_c1.wav 5_e1.wav etc…
This is an example of 4th intervals. You may choose any interval that you wish. Another example would be the following octave interval:
1_c0.wav 2_c1.wav 3_c2.wav 4_c3.wav 5_c4.wav 6_c5.wav
Every other interval is also possible. Instead of using numbers at the beginning, you can also use any text that you wish. The only important thing is that the note name at the end (before the “.wav”) is included. We recommend however that you do use numbers as this helps keep the files displayed in order. You can only use sharp notes (#) in note names; no flat (b) half notes.
how can I find out, where my VPS Avenger root directory on my hard disk is located?
please go to the "SYS" page tab (middle tab bar on the right) and scroll all the way down. There you can see the content location path. Feel free to change it, when you want to move your VPS Avenger library to another drive etc...
how can/should I save my own presets?
we recommend creating your own new "user expansion". Just rightclick on the librarian root (where the "FACTORY" icon is) and select "create new expansion. Now a file structure for this expansion is being created in your VPS Avenger directory, for presets, samples, shapes, drumkits, wavetables. Feel free to create any preset sub folders you like in your Win/OS explorer.
how can I turn on the ARPs?
each OSC can have its own ARP, you can switch it "on" in the OSC routing menu, right next to the OSC waveform. There you can also specify in which ARP the OCS should be sent to, if you have more than 1 ARP module activated (you can have up to 8). You can rightclick anytime on the "ARP" item in the routing to popup our cross-hair animation, which locates this ARP in the GUI for you.
How do I play individual drum sounds when using the drum sequencer?
you can use either the drum sequencer OR play the individual drum sounds but not both at the same time. By default, the drumsequencer is turned "on". You can turn it off and play the drums individually by turning drumsequencer "off" in the Drum page's routing menu.
How can I change the INIT preset?
you can design your own INIT preset. Without FX, empty ModMatrix, specifix OSCs loaded - like you want! Just resave the DEFAULT avenger preset file, or specify any preset you want on the SYS Tab page as new INIT (scroll all the way down).