So, I've been using software synths for the last two decades, mainly NI Massive for the last couple of years and just recently turned towards the Virus. In order to learn the synth, and also to have some of my favorite sounds available, I tried to replicate some patches from Massive.
Having the synth and sounds right in front of me, I did that by disecting the original sound and trying to emulate each element of it as close as possible. By doing so, I run into walls but also learn a lot about the Virus and it's capabilities. Alongside, I read a lot in the manuals and online forums, watched Youtube tutorials and used an oscilloscope to have some visual to identify differences and similarities. Needless to say that I not only learned a lot about the Virus but also about Massive and sound design in general.
In this thread, I'd like to show and discuss how techniques known on NI Massive can be replicated on the Virus with very similar or identical results.