Access/Kemper posted that they are looking for a DSP developer again. This company has become a bad joke at this point......
You are aware that you can still buy a new (!) Mac Mini 2018 with Intel processor and install macOS 10.14. It’s a bit of a hassle to do the downgrade but it is possible and works wonderfully.
Well aware, I shouldn't have to plan an entire system around one device however. Access needs to get of their f***king asses and sort this out or declare it incompatible/EOL so I can decide whether or not to keep these things around.
Lame of Access to be silent but “useless brick”?
In the context of the TI features, it is a useless brick if you your system is incompatible. My last compatible system died on me a month ago and now both of my TIs are not getting used.
If you still have Virus Control Center, you can copy the soundseet midi file to anyone of your existing RAM or ROM slots.
My Mojave Mac just kicked the bucket. I'm not going to replace a 6 year old machine with another 6 year old machine and I'm going to have to get an M1 Mac in the near future.
I am seriously disgusted with Access at this point.
I think it's atrocious the way they have gone completely silent on their user base. They either don't give a damn or they are completely unprofessional.
They are still selling the synths and still shipping new stock. https://www.andertons.co.uk/ke…/access-virus-ti2-desktop
I've been actively harassing them on social media for months and even filed a complaint with the local consumer protection agency in NL.
Since Kemper haven't opened their mouths in almost 4 years now, I have a feeling that we will get one more update before the TI goes full EOL.
So this is my formal feature request for any pending update:
1. Make the TI MIDI over USB class complaint. A necessity going forward.
2. Lose the USB Audio portion. Let's face it, with Ploytec out of the game I don't think this feature will be supported moving forward.
3. Overhaul the VST GUI for modern displays.
4. Create a new librarian for loading banks and Sysex files.
Essentially, no new features. Just get it fully functional so we can use our synths again.
Mojave is end of life as of November of last year... so now you have the choice of security updates or a working Virus
If you're in a country that has consumer protection laws, please file a claim/lawsuit. The fact that they're still marketing this feature and selling new units that are broken out of the box is unreal
This is the only hope I have at this point to get their attention
I've already done so.
Now that they’ve updated their website after years of it being broken, an official response regarding an update would be nice.
That’s all irrelevant. The MIDI protocol is slow, regardless of type of sequencer or settings.
The German Wiki page for MIDI explains it nicely like this:
The transmission speed is 31250 bits/s (exactly 32 μs per bit). For each byte, consisting of 8 bits, there is a start bit and one stop bit [therefore a transmitted byte is 10 bits, and takes 320 μs to transfer], so that the complete transmission of a data set consisting of 30 bits [3 bytes] takes 960 μs.
That’s almost 1000 μs, or 1 ms.
If there are 8 notes, or 2 notes and 6 other events (like controllers, after touch, pitch bend, time clock) in between, the outer events (notes) are 8 ms apart. Which can already be heard as a flam, depending on the sound.
Now multiply this with 16 Channels at the same time sharing this bandwidth, and you have a rather sloppy synth orchestra.
You can do a nice simple experiment to prove the limitation of the MIDI bandwidth easily. OTTOMH:
- Enable a MTC source to send MTC on the MIDI cable from a sequencer to a synth (any model)
- send an 16th note arpeggio from a sequencer to the synth over the same cable
- slowly increase the tempo of the MTC source to 300 and above
You‘ll hear how the synth will seemingly start to play out of time because the MIDI stream is flooded with MTC events and the notes cannot be sent at the correct time anymore. You can do the same with any other event type, you just have to find a way to generate them with fast cadence.
BTW, MIDI over USB is much faster.
All of this, yet I still see some idiots protesting that DIN is the superior connection.
Looks like they need a new developer again..........
I've filed a complaint with the local consumer protection agency here in NL. Since they made a statement that an update would be done 2 years ago, it would seem I have a good case and the best I can expect is a judgement and a partial repayment of what I shelled out on my Darkstar.
I'm disappointed it's had to come to this as I adore both of my Virus units but Kemper and Co. really should have been proactive about this from the start.
That is exactly the main problem: Nobody from Access is shedding any light on the situation.
My guess is Marc is no longer around at this point to address these concerns. Jorg Huettner(support engineer) also seems to have departed
Guys, before filling a lawsuit. don't you think creating a universal petition would be more effective?
I also spoke to someone at access company, he was insisting that the developer team are working on the software to make it ready for the aforementioned macOS Catalina and beyond including windows 11 which is not fully compatible with the virus control.
we need to know, if access could have developed and made any progress towards making a compatible driver for the virus ti or not!
we have to find a way to find out what kind of issue has stoped or slowed them them from developing the compatible 64bit driver.
they might re-writing most of the codes from the scratch since they might have used 32 bit technology in their driver that need to be address to 64 compatibility which takes a lot time.
Please if someone from access company read this message please demystify the situation.
Whom did you speak with? Every time I've contacted them I've been brickwalled with a generic "we have nothing to share" answer.
At this point I'm looking into filing a lawsuit as under consumer protection law, Access has sold me a product which doesn't work as advertised. I'll keep you up to date on the progress of this.
And another Kemper update…….https://www.facebook.com/kemperamps/posts/5170714116278203?__cft__=AZV2bdcfQY94gi88QpDKmAaeHg-LCXr37XLg4NnSpfOoZjVyz12SFuTArkF9yOHDmVwAODfrUay3p71A0fdzCtjmtfuJpgSquzfiAyO6oCooHira2ce6d_lFt_gmogFyqB9a66gNo8buMtJXadsFTUGWAA1n1lBptr4ajT5O1HGMCA&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R
Doesn't work on Windows 10 for ARM either. Installation goes fine but the plugin and Virus Control software simple cannot find the Virus.
This is just ridiculous at this point.....