Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

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Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by tekkentool » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:39 am

A new budget VA from a company not known for making synths comes out and you guys aren't complaining about it yet? :D check it out http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2010/ ... -container

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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:51 pm

Well what would people complain about? There are no details yet.

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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by griffin avid » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:45 pm

Apparently, VSE isn't the only Early Complaint Department.
--Taken from their comment thread....

"My god, that thing is so boring looking <yawn> it makes me want to .. want to...zzZzZzzz..... "

"that doesn't look like a whole lot of controllers for a synth. "

"M-Audio keys are the absolute worst. "

"Pianists will hate them because they're not fully-weighted, synthesists will hate them because of the awkward action. "

"The M-Audio brand stinks worse than Skoda so it'll have to be something special even to rate a 'meh'. "

"I see nothing unique about this at all, yet. It looks like a Blofeld. [shrug] "

"f**k you VA! We don't need you anymore! We've got tiny powerful laptops and Ableton Live with LOTS of VSTs and real analogue synth that doing all the rest. Why do i need that s**t with crappy keyboard and thin sounds?"

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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by vinyl_junkie » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:26 pm

That thing doesn't deserve a dedicated thread about it that's why no one has mentioned it before lol

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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:33 pm

"f**k you VA! We don't need you anymore! We've got tiny powerful laptops and Ableton Live with LOTS of VSTs and real analogue synth that doing all the rest. Why do i need that s**t with crappy keyboard and thin sounds?"
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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by JayEm » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:34 pm

i suppose everyone needs to jump on the VA bandwagon now
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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by Mino » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:04 pm

Maybe it will trigger price drops on GAIA and Ultranova. They need to make better interface synths like former VA's though.

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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by tekkentool » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:14 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:Well what would people complain about? There are no details yet.
Hey you all managed with the sh-01 and the Ultranova.i'm happy about it, personally i don't use them. But the more competitive the market the better.

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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by griffin avid » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:35 pm

Well a lot of similar products aint a good thing. It might discourage another company from diving in that actually *might* make a good one. If you're KORG, do you go ahead with the 'full analogue' microKORGotron? Anyone can sit in a pitch meeting and see a long list of VA synths coming out at all these price points and decide the market is too crowded and decide to go with something else.

How do I do it?

TANGENT ALERT
I actually think a monophonic analog called the MS 2011 (or 12) for the year. You might want to half-step and make a VA with analog filters. Radikal made a great piece with this approach so it's possible. The smaller version, microKORG F.A.T. Full Analog Type would be the one to push through the crowded playing field.

I'd also extend the R&D by making a desktop/rackmount that fits on the front of the M3, like the Radias and also an internal card for the M3.
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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by TrondC » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:09 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:Well what would people complain about? There are no details yet.
then I'd like to complain about the provocative lack of details
I'd also like to complain about the provocative fact that I am the first to complain about the lack of details, as this should have been adressed SOONER you lazy vse basterds, can we really sit here and act like its OK that we didn't start trashtalking this new synth sooner?

vse, we are loosing it. time to tighten the grip, I suggest anyone who isn't complaining atleast three times per day should be banned

/bad joke (I'm in a weird mood now)

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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by kuroichi » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:47 pm

Someone commented,

''Abandonware in 6 months.''

hahaha, abandonware.... poor synth, never had a chance...
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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by Roby31 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:05 pm

Probably because since M-Audio was acquired by AVID their support has been cut off to the bone and is just plain lacking aside from their forum, where an under-numbered team does the job the best they can.
Let's hope we're complaining for no reason...
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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by Hair » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:10 pm

If they can get this to retail for like $300 it would be quite interestingly affordable and undercut pretty much everyone else (since I guess the Novation Xio 25 is discontinued?)

At $400 retail, the field opens up with Korg, Akai etc - musiciansfriend still has the Xio 49 at that price too. If it's $400+, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - but M-audio's specialty is cheap things that work for the price, so we'll see.

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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by Roby31 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:22 pm

griffin avid wrote:Now VSE can take it further and complain about the Name, font and Color!
Already did this with every DSI product from the last 10 years
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Re: Why is nobody talking about the M-audio venom yet?

Post by StepLogik » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:24 am

we'll have to see which quality category m-audio drops this in. some of their stuff is sub-behringer quality garbage, and then other stuff is surprisingly good for the price. most of their product line falls into the former, imo.

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