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M-Audio Venom

M-Audio Venom
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item number 259652
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M-Audio Venom, Virtual Analog Synthesizer, 49-key, full-size, synth-action keyboard, 12-voice polyphony, 4-part multitimbral operation with independent MIDI-syncable phrase arpeggiators, 512 onboard Single patches, 256 onboard Multi (layered) patches, 2 global bus effects: Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, 1 insert effect per multitimbral part (4 total): Compression, EQ, Distortion, Bit Reduction, Decimation, tap-tempo and manual BPM control from top panel, built-in USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface (USB 1.1 backward compatible) 24-bit / 44.1 kHz, Inputs: Mic/Instrument/Stereo-Line 1/4" TRS, Outputs: Stereo-Line 1/4" TRS, Headphone-Out, MIDI-In/Out, 4 rotary encoders and 1 button for performance control and editing, assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels, LCD-Display, sustain and expression pedal inputs, included Vyzex Venom software editor, system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Vista 32/64 Bit (SP2), 7 32/64 Bit, OSX 10.5.8 or higher, Dimensions: 804 x 302 x 87 mm, Weight: 4,6 kg

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Surprisingly good product from M-audio

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Build quality was good and not as flimsy as other M-audio keyboard products. Probably comparable to entry level Korg products like the Kross or Krome. Limited editing capabilities without the software.

Good value VA synth

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It does have quite a range of sounds even though it's marketed as being dirty & rough sounding. I preferred the pads & cleaner sounds overall.
The editing software is usable enough - even though it won't run as a DAW plugin.
It would make a good first synth certainly.
Usefully, it is also class compliant so you can use it as a MIDI & audio interface with an ipad / iphone (with the camera kit adapter). The audio from my iPad Air soft synths rounds much better through the Venom outputs.
In short, it's good value.

Sounds digital

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This synth sounds great for this new reduced price. I would not bought this synth for the original price. Synth needs to have more knobs to satisfy me. Software editor is nice bonus.

M-Audio Venom

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If someone had told me a few years ago that you could get a 12-voice polyphonic 'virtual analogue' for £150, I'd have said "Shut up and take my money!". And that's what I did when Thomann started selling these at a bargain price. I'd heard a lot of demos of this synth and most of them were showcasing the harsh, distorted, bit-crushed aggressive sounds it can produce. And it does them very well! What wasn't shown off in said demonstrations was that it was perfectly capable of doing 'vintage' synth sounds - I was able to program warm-sounding strings, pads, brasses etc. The interface takes a little getting used to if you're not familiar with the matrix layout that many synths use these days, but once you know where the parameters are, you can get around it pretty quickly. True, the oscillators are all sample-based, leading some to decry it as a 'ROMpler', but they sound fine and are good enough building blocks for your own sounds. There are many filter models onboard and I found them to be quite usable - naturally, they aren't as warm sounding as an analogue filter. Another aspect I liked are having 49 full-sized velocity-sensitive keys - I don't care for the trend of putting 37 minikeys on what are otherwise great-sounding synths so the Venom scores here. The key action isn't the greatest, but it's playable enough. Coupled with some decent on-board effects, you have a synth capable at a lot more sound than the price would suggest.

Versatile synth with fantastic sound

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This may be an unassuming plastic synth and M-Audio may have dropped the support for it. Nevertheless if you are on Windows 7 (no drivers for Windows 8) this machine has several aces up its sleeves.

It's got a nice software interface where you can reach every parameter plus more. You can save and load patches.

You can also use the synth as a soundcard and record throuh its dedicated inputs.

You can also record digitally direct using the USB-interface.

The sound is amazing both trough the analog and USB-interface. The sound is full and clear and has its own characteur.

Highly recommended. Now at a bargain price.

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