Showing posts with label M-Audio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label M-Audio. Show all posts

Monday, September 18, 2023

Progressive Ambient Electronic Session with M-Audio Venom a Virtual Modeling Synth - Superteclados

video upload by Superteclados

"Ketsudan - Theme from the album: KOEYAI by VICHERVAL
available here:
Made with:
M-Audio Venom virtual analog modeling synth
Full Bucket BucketOne VSTi
Full Bucket FB-3300 VSTi
Daichi Synth1"

Monday, August 14, 2023

Gimu | M-Audio Venom virtual modeling synth PreSonus iTwo audio interface -

video upload by Superteclados

"Gimu - Theme from the album: KOEYAI by VICHERVAL
available here:

Made with:
M-Audio Venom virtual analog modeling synth
Full Bucket BucketOne VSTi
Daichi Synth1 VSTi"

Monday, August 07, 2023

Fuka-sa | M-Audio Venom virtual modeling synth Cakewalk SPS25 audio interface -

video upload by Superteclados

"Fuka-sa - Theme from the album: KOEYAI by VICHERVAL
available here:
Made with:
M-Audio Venom virtual analog modeling synth"

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

M-Audio Accent Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

See this post for a demo.

Saturday, February 04, 2023

M-Audio Venom In Original Box

via this auction

Thursday, November 10, 2022

RS042 M-Audio Venom: The Bad Guy

video upload by rejected synths

"It one of storytelling's oldest tricks, the bad guy that turn out to be the good guy. From Dickens’ Ebeneezer Scrooge to Jane Austen‘s Mr Darcy, from J.K Rowling‘s Snape to (who ever came up with him!?) Jonny Lawrence from Corbra Kai, the tough guys aren‘t as tough in the end and often the bad reputation they carry isn‘t really their own fault.

So, will a synth that is both notorious for being little more than a dub step noise machine and a cheaply built and quickly abandoned piece of glossy white plastic actually turn out to be the hero of the story?

It very much depends on who tells the story here, as M-Audio‘s Venom clearly has it‘s strengths if you can overlook the questionable design decisions made during it‘s inception. Like the hard to read grey on grey lettering or the fact that M-Audio thinks it totally ok for a stand alone hardware synth to heavily rely on a software editor that requires a PCor Mac to be able to utilize most of its extensive set synth engine features. Even the Virtual Analog Synthesizer claim that is prominently featured on the synth itself, it a bit of a hoax, as the Venom basically is just a souped up Rompler running on Amtel‘s Dream series ICs that were also found in PC sound cards and Karaoke Machines in the late 90s and early 2000s.

If you ignore these shortcomings and manage to get the editor running, you might be surprised of what the Venom can actually do. Apart from all the obvious dirty and distorted stuff, a lot can be achieved with the synth engine. Also as it was designed as an all in one solution for music beginners, you can even use it to record and process other instruments and even your own voice (vocoder anyone?).

Last but not least, the Venom might be pretty much the only synth whose price tag doesn‘t seem to have skyrocketed during the pandemic, here in Europe, you can still regularity find one for around 100€!

Curious? Then go ahead and press play!"

0:00 Intro
0:46 Introduction
1:29 The ugly parts
2:10 The bad parts
3:12 The good parts
4:35 Controls and connectivity
6:07 'Sick and Nasty' Patches
8:40 'Mad FX' Patches
9:29 'Whirling Pad' Patches
13:19 'Clean Keys' Patches
14:54 'Stained Keys' Patches
18:12 'Amazing Arp' Patches
20:46 'Traditional' Patch
21:13 Some Drumkits
22:39 Multi Mode Demo
25:31 Conclusion
26:10 Outro

RS042.1 M-Audio Venom: 'No Talking Edition'

"This is a shorter 'No Talking' edit of my video about the M-Audio Venom for those who prefer 'pure' demos without comments."

Monday, July 25, 2022

Clean-Up Raves in Ukraine

This one is in via Loscha, who spotted it on ABC News Australia. Click through for some video.

Left: The DJs play techno music as volunteers continue clean-up efforts. (Reuters: Viacheslav Ratynskyi ) - Note the Waldorf Blofeld, M-Audio keyboard controller, and what appears to be a Lumatone keyboard with accordian style keys.

"Buildings destroyed by Russian invasion become 'clean-up raves' for volunteers missing Ukraine's techno festivals

A bombed-out building in northern Ukraine has been turned into a rave for more than 200 people just months after the region was devastated by the Russian invasion.

The daytime 'clean-up rave' was organised by young Ukrainians who have been using dance parties to aid the recovery effort.

'Techno parties, especially rave festivals, it was our lifestyle before, when we met with friends and spent time," one of the group's organisers said.

'Last summer, every weekend festivals (were) here in Ukraine, in Kyiv.

'So, we miss it and we want to come back to normal life but our normal life now is volunteering.'

Shovels in hand, the volunteers tossed piles of debris into the loader of a tractor from the remnants of the centre, which was destroyed by a rocket strike in March.

Ukraine's vibrant club scene was brought to an abrupt halt with the Russian invasion on February 24.

A night-time curfew in the capital Kyiv forced lovers of Ukraine's party culture to combine the fun and freedom of a festival with rebuilding their homes.

Most of the Yahidne volunteers, primarily in their 20s and 30s, came from Kyiv, about two hours' drive away.

Others have come from the western city of Lviv and nearby Chernihiv, while some foreign volunteers have arrived from Portugal, the United States, Germany and elsewhere.

The clean-up was the group's eighth event so far, restoring the centre and 15 homes in the village."

Left: Ukraine was known for its vibrant techno scene before war broke out. (Reuters: Viacheslav Ratynskyi )

Left: Many of the volunteers are young people combining their passion for music and love for their country. (Reuters: Viacheslav Ratynskyi )

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

M-Audio Venom Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This synth has some pretty wicked synth textures and beats at a great price. Amazing arpeggiator too. Very underrated and well worth double the price. Great synth, lightweight, can be used as a controller too!"

Unfortunately you need an external editor to access the full synth engine.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

M-Audio Venom - Demystified & Custom Sounds!

video upload by LFOstore

M-Audio Venom "Best Analog & Ambient Sounds" 128 presets Free Pack!
video upload by LFOstore

"Finally we made a demystification of M-Audio's white devil - Venom Synth!
This complex soundset contains best sounds we found online & we tweak them to our taste.

And this soundset showing analog & ambient side of Venom & its potential for soft & organic sounds.

128 presets splitted on categories:

Pads, Drones, Spheres
Massive Strings
Analog-Like Basses
Cutting-Edge Leads
Arps & Sequences
Plucks & Bells

Vyzex editor & driver are included to this pack.
Re-discover your Venom Synthesizer with our sounds selection!

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of 'Organica' for Waldorf Blofeld & 'WS Universe' for Korg Wavestation"

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

M-Audio Venom Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This synth has some pretty wicked synth textures and beats at a great price. Amazing arpeggiator too. Very underrated and well worth double the price. Great synth, lightweight, can be used as a controller too!"

Note for extensive editing you need an external editor that came with the synth or this one from Patch Base. There was one for TB MIDI Stuff and Touch OSC as well. The physical synth only gives you access to a small number of parameters. You can find a review, interview, and tips and tricks posted back in 2011 here.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

M-Audio venom synthesizer & nexus HZO-Ovorton7

video upload by Ovortón7

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

One day | M-Audio Venom Patches

video by MIDERA

"I decided to test out an M-Audio Venom. It was shipped to me for $5 (the Venom itself cost more, of course). When it arrived, it was in a guitar case. No packaging. Just the synth against the cardboard. I would say that this ranked top worst packing I've ever seen as a synth. However, the Venom survived the trip, which suggests the plastic that held it is strong.

When I plugged it in and realized just how little you could edit it on the front screen - I was utterly shocked. I thought it couldn't be a worse interface than the AN1x, which shares its tepid UI. No, it is in fact much worse. You can edit some very basic things like ADSR, filter settings, and some LFO rates, but... you can't edit the oscillators (of which there are a ton).

Anyway, I created these sounds using the software which does in fact still work on Windows 10. And you know - if it had a UI where you could edit every parameter on the synth, it would be pretty amazing. It sounds very good, but the fact that I have to use a computer to truly edit it, means it's not for me to keep.

Used Eventide Blackhole VST for reverb

0:00 Crystals
2:37 OBwave
5:00 Bored of 2
6:01 Wonders
7:25 Vacant
8:36 Pelog
9:47 Alone"


NOTE: Click here for a review and interview I did with the main designer of the Venom, Taiho Yamada back in 2011. You'll find the interview, followed by some tips and tricks. Taiho also worked on the Alesis Andromeda A6, and the DSP developer of the Venom worked on Radikal Technologies' Spectralis as well as the Accelerator. Taiho Yamada's most current projects are at MOK.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

AudioPilz - Synths - Bad/Better Gear

Bad Gear - Yamaha CS1x - Not Exactly My Thing video by AudioPilz

Just discovered this series. Above is the latest video featuring the Yamaha CS1x. Below is a playlist of previous videos in the series. I'm guessing the CS1x will be added. P.S. I actually own a CS1x and SU10 so it's kind of fun seeing them paired in this video. The CS1x is all ROMpler but it does have some nice icy strings. It has a bright digital character about it - like it's permanently run through a glassy sounding reverb.

Playlist (enjoy, or not - use the controls on the bottom left or upper right of the player to skip around):
Bad Gear - Roland TB-3 - A Touchscreen TB-303 Nightmare???
How To Control The Microkorg Using Midi Controllers??? (Tutorial)
Bad Gear - Microkorg - A Hipster Synth???
Bad Gear - Am I Too Bad For This Synth???
Bad Gear - Akai Timbre Wolf - Weakest Poly Synth???
Bad Gear - Korg Electribe EA-1 - Worst Of The Tribe???
Bad Gear - Red Sound Darkstar - Worst Synth Of All Time???
Bad Gear - M-Audio Venom - Biggest Software Dongle Of All Time???
Better Gear - DIY Yamaha DX7 Realtime Controller (Tutorial)
Bad Gear - Roland JX-305 - Pub Gig MC-505???
Bad Gear - Arturia Minibrute - The Tutorial Synth???
Bad Gear - Roland D-110 - 80s Sound In A Box???
Bad Gear - Yamaha FB-01 - Second Worst FM Synth???
Bad Gear - Yamaha SHS-10 Keytar - Most Embarrassing Synth Of All Time???
Bad Gear - Quasimidi Sirius - 90s Techno Machine???
Bad Gear - Korg Kaossilator Pro - The Synth of Christmas Past???
Bad Gear - Nintendo Korg DS-10 - Game Boy MS-20???
Roland U-110 - Yet Another Boring 80s Synthesizer???
Bad Gear - Roland Sound Canvas SC-55 - Vintage Gamers Synth???
Bad Gear - Yamaha DJX - Kid’s Keyboard???
Bad Gear - Roland SH-201 - The MP3 Synth??? (feat. Alex Ball)
Bad Gear - Casio SK-1 - The Original Fart Sampler
Bad Gear - Waldorf Blofeld - Vintage Sound of the Future???

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Wednesday, March 03, 2021


via this auction

Thursday, January 21, 2021

M-Audio Venom Digital Analog Modeling Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Note the following only applies to an extent: "It has long been misunderstood that this keyboard requiressoftware in order to use it as a synth. The venom however can do the samewithout its software. The Venom software just allows for easier access to theVenom's sound engine similar to the Novation UltraNova and similar products ofits time that bundled the option of using a virtual interface along with theirhardware product."

You only have access to a limited number of parameters on the synth itself. You need an editor for the rest. Back when I had time for synth reviews I did one including an interview with Taiho Yamada with some tips and trick. You can find it here. I also created a Touch OSC based iPad editor for the Venom which gave you access to the additional parameters. The editor was ported to TB MIDI Stuff. You can find an editor for Patch Base here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

M-Audio Venom 12-Voice Virtual Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Thursday, September 17, 2020

M-Audio Venom Synthesizer

via this auction

Friday, July 24, 2020

New Old Stock M-Audio Venom 12-Voice Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

According to the listing this one is: "New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag."

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Pianos & Organs for the M-Audio Venom Synthesizer (Cloudwalk Collection)

Cloudwalk Music

"Synth Demo of my custom patches for the M-Audio Venom.

The Cloudwalk Collection is a soundset with 118 single patches., featuring pianos, organs, pads, classic synth favorites, arpeggiators, pads, and more.

You can download it for free in either an .sqs or .sqb file format at:

I am offering this soundset for free, because Venom users need more soundsets and an opportunity to see more of what this great synth can do.
But if you wish to donate to my musical world, check out my ambient music projects at"

Thursday, May 14, 2020

M-Audio Venom

via this auction


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