This brief history is told by Venom Synth designer Taiho Yamada giving us an insight into the  development of M-Audio’s first ever analog synthesizer.

I originally thought Venom would be white.

That seems like an odd thing to say, considering that Venom actually is painted white, but I think you’d be amazed at the incredible journey it took to finally get there. In this blog post, I’m going to pull back the curtain a bit on the design of Venom, and give you a peek at what it’s like to work with a group of colleagues who are so passionate about synthesizers. Sometimes, gaining consensus between various viewpoints can be quite frustrating, but after all of the “spirited” debates, the end result is a finished product that’s the best it can be.

Onward with the tale…

In the beginning, I decided that Venom really needed to look like M-Audio’s KeyStudio 49i:

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