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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 16, 2011

M-Audio Venom Review. WA-TA!!!

I remember my first synthesizer experience.  It was a Korg Poly-Six and it actually belonged to my older brother Michael. He would play Steel Breeze, The Tubes, and Duran Duran licks because they actually had keyboard solos in the 80′s. I never really asked questions about what he was doing when he was changing filters and oscillators. I just knew it sounded rad and I wanted to play, too. Then he did something that I will never forget. He used an arpeggio for the beginning of Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran and it changed my life.  From that point forward I was hooked on analog synthesis.

There are a number of classic vintage synths that define the evolution of electronic music for sure. M-Audio sampled the best of the best, added Avid’s top notch DSP, audio effects, packaged all in a sleek, post-modern, performance inspiring 49 key contoller.…

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
January 18, 2011

M-Audio VENOM at Winter NAMM 2011

I used to work at Harris Music and Sound in Pensacola, Florida about 11 years ago and I remember once explaining MIDI to an older gentleman who wanted his keyboard to “talk” to his drum machine.  I was showing him a product by a company called Midiman that had multiple midi ins and outs and I explained to him that this little box was only the beginning of what was to come. I embraced technology (being into dance music) because this was the culture. Midiman became M-Audio and I had every controller they put out. I wanted a Midi out in my neck so I could control synths with my vocal because I wanted to be a robot. I probably still do. Anyway, M-Audio released their first ever programmable super synth called the M-Audio Venom. The Crystal Method said this keyboard changed their life. We caught up with Taiho at …