I can't check out your samples as I am currently a work but the TI should be able to do whatever the C can. The TI has everything a C has to offer, the only difference is that the TI is more powerful and has additional features, effects and oscillators...
I think a full FM synth engine in the osc section would be pretty cool, that would be pretty similar to customisable wavetables also wouldn't it?
You know.. I'm a little surprised at the lack of mention of FM as I've only really achieved a decent talking bass myself using NI FM8..
I've been using VC and OSX for over two years and I don't have a clue what you're talking about lol
It's possible that I could have chosen a poor part of the song to sample to demonstrate to you maybe, there's a clear difference to the two sounds as far as I can hear, one has much more of an "airey" feel to it while the other is very bell like. I'll try get a better sample of the sounds as they're used throughout the song, I'll also get a sample of just the riff only playing on nothing more than a raw saw tooth or something so you can hear melodically which parts I'm referring to if you think that might help... I've downloaded the Howard Scarr tutorial today so I'm sure I'll have some questions in relation to that soon enough haha
Hi Flabberbob, thanks for the tips I shall be sure to try them out over the next few days. Would you apply your advice to both instrument sounds in Waste The Day? Like I said there's 2 sounds going in there that I need to try to remake...
Hi all, I was hoping someone might be able to help me with this, basically I've just joined a band as producer/live loop & synth performer who already have material written. I wanna try remake some of the existing sounds so I can play them live on my Virus without needing to reform the existing sounds of the music..
This is two different synth sounds playing the same very basic synth one following the other, I'm not sure if the first one is doable on the Virus, I've not really managed to get that kinda air sound out of it before, the second will probably be easier as that sounds mostly like it has a bell character.
The sound I want to remake in this is the sound that opens out of that guitar strum sound, I don't want to remake the guitar just the rising sound, one of the guys mentioned he was taking inspiration from a sound Linkin Park used in one of their tracks...
The guys said they used some vst for these sounds, they're not sure which one it was and unfortunately the hard drives which they put the demos together on have blown... If anyone can offer any advise on how's best to go about remaking these sound that would be very much appreciated!
Flabberbob, firstly, thankyou for these sound design tips, I couldn't believe how simple it was to make some sounds with these simple steps. I'd like to take the experimenting further with other modulation methods though so could you confirm the following for me please?
The ENV>OSC2 knob, is this the same as routing the filter envelope to pitch of oscillator 2?
The ENV>FM knob, this is the same as routing the filter envelope to FM AMT isn't it?
I'd like to see what results I'd get for a Dubstep approach if I was to route these via an LFO instead!
filters a per note modulation source???? that doesn't any make sence. how can a filter be a SOURCE of a MODULATION? an envelope, lfo, or even an oscillator can be a source but a filter not...
I think you mean something different? can you please try to explain?
and what do you mean by ''per part''
I have this problem to when I just use ONE part on my virus.
I made a typing error, I meant the filters envelope, although a filter can still be used as a modulation source in something like frequency modulation for example.
When I say part I mean one of the 16 sounds your Virus TI offers, obviously a Virus Snow only offers 4. So as I understand, a filter will filter each individual note, that's how you get different characters with keyboard follow and slow moving envelopes. As anything that is "per part" will affect the entire instrument sound at once.
So basically the filter bank is not a per note effect, therefore you cannot modulate it directly with a per note modulation source.
This is something to do with the filters being a 'per note' modulation source, and that the effects are 'per part'. The only work around to this is using an LFO in envelope mode.
Well don't I feel stupid now haha, thanks for the heads up seems so obvious now, and WORKS!
Hello all, I've done some Googling, and searching of this forum, plus I've looked through the manual but I haven't seen anything I feel answers my question, I'm probably using the wrong key search words so please be gentle if this has already been discussed before.
I shall start with explaining what I would like to do. I am using a Virus TI Polar with Ableton Live and an APC40 for live performance with my industrial metal band. I've figured a pretty efficient way of using the Virus to play the synth lines and to even use it to control non Virus software synths. I would like to add an additional MIDI keyboard though so that I can either play more than one synth line at a time or very very quickly change between sounds moving from one keyboard to the other. usually I would attach this keyboard by USB but my Macbook pro only has 2 ports, which the Virus and APC40 will consume and I don't really want to look into splitting the USB ports. So what it is I am trying to do is take a MIDI cable from this keyboard, and plug it into the Virus's MIDI in port, incidentally I am also using the Virus as an audio interface in an attempt to cut down on the amount of gear I gig with.
So my issue is that when you use the Virus TI in USB mode, with Virus Control the MIDI ports seem to disable, is there anyway I can re enable the Viruses MIDI in ports so that they can send control information to my DAW? I hope I've worded my question so that it's easy enough to understand, and I hope someone can help me!
This got me for ages when I first got my VI2 a couple of years ago, I eventually worked it out though.
Check out that picture, you need to make sure you have multi-timbral ticked.You can then change the outputs in the config menu of the Virus I think it is? If you want to send audio through output 3-4 or 5-6 any of the aux channels will accept them as an input. Hope that helps!
Yes, another option is to find someone else on this forum that uses the same daw as you and also uses a snow. If you sent your project files to them then they can create a midi patch file for you which they then could send back for you to use.
It's a shame HMV closed down otherwise I'd suggest buying something someone else already recorded for you :p
Absolutely, I got 2 of em behind me One is my old music PC wich now has a new drive, a fresh Win98 and double RAM - but: No Sound Diver anymore.
Well I did not use it for years now, to be honest, but need it now again. I remember I got my Virus prior the SD-Access period, since I did not get a CD at that point of time. I ordered one from Access for around 40,- AFAIR and used it several times - but it is gone. I think it was called CD Virus 4.0 or similar and was a kind of enhanced version of the Emagic Version 3, is that correct?
Is there a chance to reveal this? I need a Version which operates with either Win98 or XP. On my old CD-Roms, I found a SD Version from Emagic, I never used. It came along with a device, I think. It is labeled to go with W95 only but obviously works in Win XP fine. I could register the Virus B and also some of my sound modules.
So think, the Access Version might work on XP too?
update: Found the CD (with that interesting yellow , nstalled it on XP and started scan: Most Patches were found except including Bank A/B - then it crashed. Seems a known Problem:
Anybody has experiences in running that piece of software in a Virtual Environment on a modern host?
XP is what I used for SoundDiver before I got my Virus TI
Endless rotary encoders would be a better idea, motorised encoders would probably double the bill of materials cost
You mean something similar to what the APC40 uses? Motorised pots would probably increase the fragility of the virus and make it more likely to break down, also more expensive to fix a break down!
Playing EVERYTHING LIVE yet still using a sequencer for loops? Huh wha'?
I had an MS2000 with a similar issue, which was a bit simpler though, basically some of the keys wouldn't play notes most of the time. I got around this by taking it apart and scribbling some pencil underneath the keys, keyboards tend to use graphite to send a signal when a key is pressed, something as old as a Virus B very well might have had it's graphite warn away, like I say though scribbling some pencil fixed my problem. I discovered this through a YouTube video, I'll try to find it. It will probably be worth seeing if the notes play fine when receiving midi from an outside source first though, a sequencer or midi keyboard as flabbrebob suggested..