electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
Live streaming at radio.electro-music.com

  host / artist show at your time
  Faux Pas Quartet and friends Music From Last Thursday
Please visit the chat
 Forum index » Instruments and Equipment » General Discussion
M-Audio Venom - What's your 2 cents about this synth?
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [13 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
lostinpurdy



Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 37
Location: Gig Harbor

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: M-Audio Venom - What's your 2 cents about this synth? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I bought a used M-Audio Venom synth for $280 this weekend, but didn't get around to mess with it yet. It seemed to be a cool synth and sounded pretty decent to me when I tested it on site. I'd like to hear your opinions about this synth. Was this a good deal or a waste of time and money? Am I stuck with presets or can this synth be programmed (didn't find an option to edit the sounds other than twisting performance knobs) If it is not a good synth, which alternatives do you recommend?

PS: Ok, I read somewhere that the synth can be programmed with a software editor, which seems kind of counter-intuitive to me, but I ain't gonna let that scare me off. Can the sounds be edited/created from scratch with a hardware controller of sorts?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MusicMan11712



Joined: Aug 08, 2009
Posts: 720
Location: Upstate New York USA
Audio files: 148

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Have you looked here: http://www.m-audio.com/images/global/manuals/Venom%20User%20Guide_EN.pdf ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lostinpurdy



Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 37
Location: Gig Harbor

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

No, I didn't but now I did. The sysex parameters look interesting. I'm gonna figure out what I can do with my xiosynth hooked up on it. Really looking forward to this experiment Smile...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MusicMan11712



Joined: Aug 08, 2009
Posts: 720
Location: Upstate New York USA
Audio files: 148

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Check out the software tab for the product at the M-Audio site--there is an upgrade for the software (vyzex, or something like that). I hope it's a standalone upgrade, not a patch for previously installed software. They also have drivers that seem to be up-to-date. Have fun figuring the synth out.
Steve
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lostinpurdy



Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 37
Location: Gig Harbor

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So what's your overall opinion about this synth, before I dive in?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
matrix



Joined: Aug 28, 2005
Posts: 81
Location: USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I like mine. You can get a pretty wide range of sounds from it. I made an iPad editor here:

http://m.matrixsynth.com/2011/03/touchosc-template-for-m-audio-venom.html

It's mapped for The Missing Link though: http://wifimidi.com/

I also have a review and interview with Taiho Yamada with some tips and tricks here:

http://m.matrixsynth.com/2011/03/m-audio-venom-review-and-interview-with.html

Not mine, but also worth checking out:

http://m.matrixsynth.com/2012/09/venomcontrol-editor-and-control-surface.html

_________________
cheers,
matrix
http://www.matrixsynth.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
matrix



Joined: Aug 28, 2005
Posts: 81
Location: USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Also some additional tips and trick via the Venom blog here:

http://community.avid.com/blogs/avid/archive/tags/Venom/default.aspx

Scroll when you get there to get to the first.

_________________
cheers,
matrix
http://www.matrixsynth.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
patrickvf1976



Joined: Aug 08, 2011
Posts: 181
Location: Gig Harbor

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So I didn't get a clear answer about accessing all of the parameters in real time with a controller, not meaning to get pesky about it, but has anyone successfully hooked up a hardware controller to the Venom and tweaked around with all internal parameters without using the editor program?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
matrix



Joined: Aug 28, 2005
Posts: 81
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes. See my initial response.
_________________
cheers,
matrix
http://www.matrixsynth.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gothboy



Joined: Feb 21, 2006
Posts: 361
Location: New England States
Audio files: 2

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So I was wondering how you found the Venom and were you able to find a suitable way to program it? I just stumbled upon your post and was intrigued because when I first got it I wasn't pleased with it mainly because of the Editor(Which has a new update I am flabbergasted to have just found out!

I tried to use a Novation Remote zero with it by running a midi cable out from it to the Venom with minimal unsatisfying results. The Venom display does not show any other paramaters other than what is in the matrix so how can you edit stuff you can't see.

The editor is still the best way I'm glad Psicraft is sticking with it.

_________________
Apple Mac Pro 2.66 GHz. Intel Xeon Quad core
9GB RAM
Snow Leopard 10.6.8/Pro Tools 8.0.5 Digi 002R
M-Audio Radium 61/Novation Remote Zero SL/AlphaTrack controllers
Automap 3.7
Fxspansion VST-RTAS adapter
Networked to>
G4 Dual 1.4 processor 1.25GB RAM
Pro Tools 7.3.1cs8/Tiger 10.4.11

"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams"

Dymaxion Vehicle Music at www.dymaxionvehicle.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
patrickvf1976



Joined: Aug 08, 2011
Posts: 181
Location: Gig Harbor

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Saw an ad in craigslist Seattle, went there and got it from Tacoma by bus... was impressed by the sound but put off by the limited on'board editing (I prefer that over clicking and scrolling with the mouse), still worth diving into it. Didn't try to program it with any hardware (although I have an xio synth/controller but it's missing most of it's knobs, as found @ CashAmerica)

Just realized that I posted from my other account (I don't use lostinpurdy anymore). I need to remember to turn off the "stay logged on" feature Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Harald



Joined: Jun 21, 2013
Posts: 3
Location: Norway

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've only sat down with this synth for an hour and a half or so, but I was pleasantly surprised by the sound. I need a synth's sound to kinda "speak to me" for me to really get into it (and not all synths do) and this one actually did. I could definitely find a use for this synth. Might get one at some stage. I wish that sound had been packaged better, though, I have to say that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
matrix



Joined: Aug 28, 2005
Posts: 81
Location: USA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

If you have an iPad, you'll find a TB MIDI Stuff editor for the Venom here:

http://www.thiburce.com/TBStuff/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=192&sid=18aca9b64c635595220ad91f46d97447

_________________
cheers,
matrix
http://www.matrixsynth.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [13 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Instruments and Equipment » General Discussion
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
e-m mkii

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use