Hey everyone! I just wanted to share my touching story on how I finally came to own my dream machine, and I do not joke when I say dream machine =)
Back in 2003 was when I finally got reliable broadband internet, cable.... So I was so intrigued by synths ever since I had my first keyboard. They made decent sounds, not real or amazing sounding, but great cheap 8 bit sounds, like a Casio (yuck) I think everyone has owned one of those.....Anyways, I was surfing the internet and had no knowledge of any pro keyboards, so I began my searching from guitar center to Sam Ash furiously looking for a keyboard that looked cool and sounded amazing. I saw all these crazy new technologies with synths that finally sounded ok in quality of sound. After my researching was done inside stores, I really could not find any synths that sounded near the quality of trance or electronic music that I listened to at the time. Until one day.... I was searching a retailers website and I said heck I'll look for the most expensive one, then BOOM! I saw this Awesome looking Synth it was called the Virus KC, at that time I was a kid at the age of 15 so there was no way in hell I was able to afford something like that! Everyday of my life I would go to Access-music.de EVERYDAY and listen to all these amazing sounds they had! From the Endorphines sound demo to the Virus C Factory Demo, I listened and listened....... sadly but truly, there were days when I would cry at nights and in bed because I knew I could not have anything from the Virus line because of its hefty price tag. Eventually I grew up and years passed on but deeply stuck to the Virus series, something I deeply longed for.... especially knowing that it came from my home Country of Germany. It was more than a synth.... It was something magical and heart felt.... it was so alive. So not owning any Virus keyboards, I owned flimsy under powered machines, the MicroKORG, SH-201, KORG Radias. Then I saw the end of the TI's life I knew something big was going to happen..... my heart began to race waiting for NAMM, THE TI 2 WAS BORN, I KNEW IT...... I cried, it was so sleek such an amazing sight! 25% more POWER! I was overwhelmed. That was when I thought to myself in quick thinking of desperation..... You live only once and I am the type of person who understands that what you pay for is what you get, "That's it", I was getting the VIRUS TI 2.......... After being laid off I quickly began hunting for another job, quickly started jumping ladders until I finally got a decent job. I quickly started searching music retailers again, finding the best deals....... "I found it!" I asked questions for financing and tried to get the best deal..... I saved up.....FINALLY! after 6 FULL years of waiting, 6 years of something that was my purpose in life, I finally own the Machine of my dreams! I finally can rest in peace........ This feeling could never be replaced, ever......... I would never want it to change...... ever.