Venom VB-303
by antto
3.9 / 5     (15 votes)
Venom VB-303 is inspired by the classic Roland 303 Bass Line synthesizer.

The VB-303 Synthesizer has a very simple single-voice structure. The Sequencer controls the synthesizer using 3 signals: Gate / Pitch / Accent. It's possible to bypass the pattern sequencer and use the VB-303 as a monophonic synthesizer. There are a few controls on the rear panel:

  • TM3 – Filter cutoff offset.
  • TM4 – Oscillator pitch offset.
  • TM5 – Oscillator pitch width.
  • RESO BOOST – Filter feedback boost.
  • DC-CLICK BE GONE – Removes the small DC offset between the Filter and Amplifier.
  • SLIDE TIME – Adjusts the Slide speed.
At the end of the Synthesizer audio chain, there is a Multi-Distortion unit (bypassable) and a 1st order HP filter with a downsampling FIR filter which mimics an usual audio interface ADC.
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fabrizio Feb 28 2020
Feb 28 2020
salve qualcuno Saaa dirmi come si puo mappare con un controller?
tom Jan 22 2020
(4 / 5)
Jan 22 2020
For some reason the panel with the most important buttons (resonance, cut-off etc) are missing when i install it in Renoise :/ (win10, 64bit). But i did manage to make noise with it. Just not very helpful without those buttons!
Pete Sep 23 2020
Sep 23 2020
Tom, if you have DPI managed by Windows, try to put it on 100% (BTW in W10 you can manage DPI settings per application). Pete
Anonymous Jan 22 2020
Jan 22 2020
I can't understand what one is supposed to do to get this under control. Pity i used to enjoy Rebirth.
baja Aug 16 2019
(5 / 5)
Aug 16 2019
People are always saying "oh yeah this sucks its hard to use" but it's really not that hard to read a few paragraphs out of the manual, guys. It sounds insanely good.
venman Dec 15 2018
Dec 15 2018
I hate this vst for sounding nice but F%%%NG AWFUL interface! It just makes me wanna download cracked ABL3 and forget about this peace of suffer! My life is full of suffer without this vst already!
ctho Jun 05 2020
Jun 05 2020
You do get that the GUI is based on the layout of the original hardware, right?
Thohi Dec 12 2016
(1 / 5)
Dec 12 2016
The sound is fine, but if you're more interested in actually making music than trying to figure out a needlessly complicated interface, you're better off with literally ANY other VST. This was a complete waste of time.
chunko Nov 09 2019
Nov 09 2019
Give it props, the interface is the same as an original 303 to be more authentic. To newcomers the interface may seem overwhelming but it's not that tricky once you learn how.
Jude Kuzma Nov 04 2016
(5 / 5)
Nov 04 2016
Brilliant VST replica of the famous TB-303 synth! Perfect for cutting-edge acid lines! I use this a lot in my productions. Well done, Antto! I give the VB-303 a straight 10/10! This is DEFINATELY a must-have!
Ross May 04 2015
(2 / 5)
May 04 2015
It's actually too realistic! I mean using my proper 303 is easier and it doesn't integrate well with my DAW. It should be easier to operate with automations and the piano roll. I want the sound, not the cumbersome sequencer.
antrace74 Nov 25 2013
Nov 25 2013
303 ok + gratis che volere di pi� ma se migliorato potrebbe diventare com prezzo pop ma sarebbe bello 303 potenziato ad oggi non semplice basso ma strumento chissà per ora grazie del suo lavoro e di averlo condiviso.
genius Sept 13 2013
Sept 13 2013
It's almost impossible to figure out. Also, the fact you need to input a code to run it from midi is worse than a keygen. Demoralizing. Therefore I'd rather use anything else.
ImmortalDJ May 01 2013
(5 / 5)
May 01 2013
Best 303 emulation since re-birth, actually has a better sound than the rest. #1 303 emu yet and it's FREE.
What? Jan 14 2014
Jan 14 2014
?? Audio Realism & Phoscyon both existed for a long time and sound better than this. This is the best Free one.
Dee Jan 06 2019
Jan 06 2019
Milktoast Apr 30 2013
(5 / 5)
Apr 30 2013
Absolutely the BEST TB-303 emulator since rebirth... maybe even better.
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