This is extremely dissappointing not to mention google is plagued with people complaining about virus control, I'm yet to understand why it was even released with so many people experiencing issues. Seems like nothing short of false advertising to me.
Before I divulge too much bitterness let me explain my predicament.
6 years I have been waiting to get a Virus and finally I pick up the snow to use with FL Studio 8.
I LOVE the way it sounds, literally breathtaking, but the frustration trying to get it to work right has entirely ruined this experience for me and turned it into a nightmare. Not to mention I've asked the distributor for a refund twice (nova musik) and have yet to get any sort of reply which is adding to my anger.
I am stuck with a $1000 piece of equipment that is usless.
After I installed and updated the operating system (3.1) I ran it in FL to find these problems over the last 3 weeks.
1. Any sound that uses a delay or reverb colors the preset with a pitchbend sort of effect. And it triggers sporadically (randomly fast and slow) completely ruining any sound that has delay or reverb. (it goes away when delay/reverb is off)
2. Sync problem. No sounds synced for longer then 2-3 seconds properly before going completely out of control. EVERY SINGLE PATCH did this horribly. And arps and pads were the worst. When I switched to ASIO drivers the problem simply got delayed with patches going out of sync around a half a bar after play back.
The only thing that has fixed the syncing is using the Virus USB Drivers instead and routing the sound out of the Virus to my speakers.
3. Now I'm forced to use the Virus USB Drivers which prevents me from hearing any other sounds on my computer, except what is playing on FL Studio. (media player and anything outside of Fl Studio has no sound now naturally). Thats NOT a big deal, what pissed me off is the latency has easy tripled using the Virus USB Drivers. The latency is so bad it is IMPOSSIBLE to play a melody when I'm looping a beat on FL Studio, even with using PDC. (delay compensation).
4. >>> LAST ISSUE<<<
And the one I only really care about. (please just respond to this problem as the others are fixed now except latency really) Its because of this problem I have no use for the Virus. Even with terrible latency (no matter what the setting), at least I can somewhat work with it still.
The sync problem has gone away since using the Virus Drivers and so has the weird effect with the delay and reverb.
But I read other people having this issue (one person who I've known for many years and wound up selling his snow and vowed never to do business with access again) but you CAN NOT record ANYTHING with the snow.
I wouldn't even go as far as to saying "it adds artifacts, noise, clips and distortion", I'd go farther and say that what it records is a complete jumbled mess of pure sonic chaos. Its impossible to make out even 1 element in the original track after trying to record anything with the virus thats how bad it sounds.
So at this point the virus is useless to me. I understand computers are tricky things and its hard to get a product working perfect for everyone but comeon access are you serious? What can you possibly tell me? that theres a lot of people its working for? Great, I'll quote pages and pages of people its not working for, and you still released this TI technology so the only thing that makes sense to me is greed.
I'll stop with the accusations because I did come here for help and to hopefully learn something.
Yeh I'm mad because when you drop a grand on something like this logic says this junk shouldn't happen, but I'm more mad because the Virus sound is something I've desired for many years, and it really is like my dream was shattered into a million pieces.
All I care about is to get it recording. Even using ASIO drivers it still records the same mess. I'm considering as a last alternative to entirely wipe out my computer and reformat is because there *may be an issue with my pc I'm aware of. The only reason I ever had to believe this was when FL Studio 8 wouldn't update to 9 (and imagline has said to reformat my computer incase of a virus). But I've seen too many people complaining about the same issue to think its really neccessary at this point.
I will wind up reformating but is there anything else I can do prior to that? Thanks - Rob