Freeware goodness in sight! Behold the Venom VB-303, a software synthesizer inspired by the famous Roland TB-303 bass synth. This plugin, currently being developed by the KVR Forum member antto, follows the sequencer based workflow of Roland’s silver synth, so don’t expect anything else than working with patterns here. And that’s exactly the way it should be, old school for the win. Besides that, it is amazing that a plugin which sounds and looks so good can be released as freeware!
Keep in mind that the software is still released as Beta, and that the developer suggests you don’t use it in any important projects before the final version comes out, because it won’t be compatible with the current release. For the same reasons, I won’t review the plugin just yet, this article is just a heads up for everyone to be aware of the beast that’s coming their way.
Make sure you read the manual before using the plugin, so that you get familiar with the way it’s supposed to be used. Not that the workflow is complicated or anything, but it’s pattern based and probably not everyone will find it self-explanatory. Also, don’t forget to protect your face before testing the plugin. It will easily attract you with it’s gorgeus looks and then suddenly start spitting the very devil’s acid venom all over your studio. Word.
Check out the Venom VB-303 video demo by Atomsphere22: