Sonic State takes a look at the new M-Audio Venom keyboard synthesizer, and reckons it to be a ‘dirty little synth’.
Their bottom line on the Venom?
Venom certainly has its faults – the average keyboard with no after-touch, the lack of front panel controls, the need to use the not particularly brilliant editor for much of the programming, plus the quite literally show-stopping program change glitches when in multi-mode, mean that for some people this will not be the synth for them.
But – and this really is quite the biggest of buts, its almost all forgivable coz it sounds pretty darned good to me. In a synth of this price, I wouldn’t expect to be getting many ‘in your face’ usable signature sounds, but Venom comes up trumps.
At $499 retail, M-Audio’s ‘dirty little synth’ is going to get a lot of attention.
See Nick’s full take on the M-Audio Venom synthesizer at SonicState.com.
And if you’ve used the M-Audio Venom, let us know if you think it’s a wicked and dirty beast, too.