I did a search before starting this but didn't find any threads specifically on this subject. Ok now before you all cry "off with the infidels head!" let me explain myself. I've recently acquired an M-Audio Venom synthesizer with the main goal of developing some synth bass skills to go along with my bass guitar skills. It's very programmable and has some really nice bass patches already onboard. I'm no purist and whatever makes bass noises is ok by me. I'm very much into 80's music and there is a lot of synth bass especially in the new wave genre, not to mention soul/r&b from that era. I've been having fun with this. Some of my influences in this are Gerald V. Casale from Devo, Patrick O'Hearn from Missing Persons, Kate from The B-52's and lots of synthpop. Anyone else into this besides me? What synths do you use?