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Friday, May 4th 2012, 4:06am

New Owner. Help me set up my Virus KB !

Hello, first post here and I am looking for some help.

Just bought a Virus KB (First ever hard synth) and need help with a bit
of set up and I couldnt find what I was looking for when searching.

Three part question so please bare with me.

1, Can anyone tell me how to record the Virus KB directly into Logic 9? Is it a case of just plugging into an Audio interface?

2, How can I set up the Virus KB to work as a midi controller for soft synths?

3, How can I set it up to control other desktop synths (ie, Tetra, Mopho etc)?

Sorry that I am asking a lot, but I couldnt find what I was after in the manual. I really have no experience of hardware and I have only ever used soft synths before.

So I am grateful for any help.

One more point !! Very sorry !!

Is the headphone socket often temperamental ?

I cant hear any sound out of the synth through the headphones and wondered if it was a common problem.


Friday, May 4th 2012, 9:42am

I am not that familiar with the B, so I will answer your question in general. In order to work with it, you need to connect it to your soundcard in 3 places: Virus MIDI out --> soundcard MIDI in, Virus MIDI in --> soundcard MIDI out and Virus audio out L/R --> soundcard audio in L/R. The first connection I mentioned enables the Virus to send MIDI data to control other instruments. The other two enables the Virus to be controlled by the DAW.
The next thing you should do is create a new External MIDI instrument in Logic, and make sure the ports used for the connections I mentioned are assigned to it.
Good luck.


Friday, May 4th 2012, 11:58am

Excellent I will try that.

Although my Virus might have to go back. I eventually worked out how to get audio through the headphones only to find that one of the keys is dead. Just my luck !!!




Friday, May 4th 2012, 4:09pm

:thumbdown: lol Bummer


Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:15pm

hi I am new to this as-well and i got it to work as midi fine but how do i use its sound in my daw, srry


Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:16pm

hi I am new to this as-well and i got it to work as midi fine but how do i use its sound in my daw, srry

im using ableton if that helps , mbox pro soundcard, and have all the cables as directed above connected,

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "jonthetattooist" (May 20th 2013, 10:28pm)


Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 10:16am

@jonthetattooist , You need to create a new track, set its input to where the Virus analog outs are connected and arm/monitor it.
Hope this helps.