April 2018 I bought brand new Access Virus TI2 Darkstar but I found, that MIDI OUT port doesn’t transmit any data so I sent it to repair (under warranty). More info here: https://www.virus.info/forum/i…NO-MIDI-OUT-TI2-Darkstar/
After 1 month received my Access back and first thing I checked, if everything works as should be. I was really happy because MIDI problem was solved, BUT…
To my surprise I found (this time) that modulation wheel doesn’t work! Sounds parameters not react in standalone neither USB mode. When I connect external keyboard and turn mod wheel (on this MIDI keyboard), Virus sounds react and changing mod wheel paramaters normally. So then I connect Virus to MIDI Monitor utility and discovered, mod wheel not sending any MIDI data (pitch bend wheel and keyboard sending data normally). So it’s definitely another HW problem with my Virus.
I just want to mention, this is my second Access product. Several years ago I had new 5 octave TI2 keyboard version and also was two times in warranty service (1. defective motherboard, 2. power supply problem)!!! Now, it looks like same crappy destiny with my Darkstar. I don’t know what is wrong with you guys (Access Team), but this is certainly not the quality, that synth for 2400e deserves!
*UPDATE: Today I found that when playing (in standalone, no MIDI or USB cable connected) after a while, the sound (any preset) suddenly jumps to maximum level of parameter assigned to mod wheel. For example: mod wheel has assigned filter cutoff, then (for no reason and randomly) the sound jumps from closed to max. opened filter frequency. But I can not affect it in any way or turn it back, because mod wheel doesn’t work.