Sold my virus guys i ain't waiting any longer. I'm absolute gutted, worked so hard to buy thus been let down big time. i suggest you all do the same. Access as a company you are a piece of shit.
Just curious.. Have you found a good alternative for the Virus? (hardware or software) I've found Dune to come close but still not quite..
Is this software a stop gap for the incompatibly of the last TI installer (5.1.7.00) with Catalina? Does it serve the same purpose? Will it allow a TI Polar to work via USB?
No, you still need an audio / midi interface for this to work.
Got the beta and looks good already. Seems to run more stabile than 1.5 already.
Has anyone gotten automatic patch recalling in DAW projects to work yet?
It's kinda laughable now.
I've almost retired my Virus Ti. Very rarely turn it on now. Used to be my main work-horse.
That's very sad.. I'm probably very stubborn but it's still my go-to synth... even though I had to buy a Presonus Quantum 2626 audio interface and Cubase 10.5 for it.. and now that I think about it that's also kind of ridiculous.. since Big Sur will probably make it completely useless...
Hello! Sorry for my english, i'm from russia. I bought a new one Access Virus Ti2 Polar and solved the problem of incompatibility with by reinstalling with OS X Catalina on the OS X Mojave. Everything works fine.
What do you mean exactly? Are you running Catalina or Mojave?
I bought my Virus TI 2 Keyboard in January 2019. Since it was (and still is) advertised with total integration, I think this is a warranty issue.
From a legal perspective this is actually a warranty issue for you. EU consumer law states that a product should at least work as advertised for 2 years. (And in some countries such as NL it's actually as long as reasonable.) You actually have every right to claim your money back. Maybe more people (that are within warranty) should. Should give Access an extra kick in the ass.
On another note though, I’ve just come across this, have any of you tried it?
I've looked into this and it looks awesome, for toying around it could be fun... but the problem is that you'd need the midi in + out ports of your Virus to connect this to your iPad. Because of this you can't connect your Virus to your DAW at the same time, so you can't use it for actual production/songwriting.
Loading patches would be awfully slow too since it uses Midi..
OMG, I just bought macbook pro 16 were Catalina can only be installed, I installed all software and then realized Virus Ti Snow doesn't work. Almost all of my tracks include Virus sound. Can we expect something soon? It is really impossible for me to deal with this since a lot of my tracks are unfinished. Please do something!
Same situation here. It's been a year now. I don't we can expect an update anymore. I've been in contact with Access support a lot and when asked about the update they've changed their tone from ''we don't have an update at this very moment, to recommending to use the TI as a midi instrument instead.'' This shows me they've given up and are not willing to invest into the TI anymore. On Catalina you can still use the Analog Outs though, although the midi timing is very messy compared to audio via USB. Moving on to MacOS Big Sur, the Virus TI plugin completely ceased working. You can still use the Virus as an actual midi instrument, but this actually causes the hypersaws (one of the major reasons I bought a TI) to sound a lot worse.
This is happening repeatedly so it's not the first opening.
that's definitely not normal. I'm running Mojave + LPX 10.5.1 too. Try if the same thing happens on a fresh MacOS install. (simply make a new partition and install MacOS + Logic on that)
I don't know what's causing your Logic Pro X to become unresponsive but the 10 minutes ''boot time'' of the Virus TI AU plugin is normal. This only happens when you open the plugin for the first time.
The jitter isn't perfect, or as good as the plug-in - but it's certainly not audible. ...and it may be more related to USB MIDI jitter.
The huge benefit though, is latency. It's negligible if your interface supports low latency.
I’m not using USB when using HCvirus so it can’t be related to USB midi.. I also don’t know how you can say the latency is better, it’s exactly the same as with the plugin using the analog outputs..
And may I ask how you are managing patches in your songs? Can you save a song with HCvirus in it and have it load it up the song’s patches automatically when opening?
There is actually a Virus library manager called the "Access VirusHC Editor & Librarian" by MysteryIslands Music. Give it a search. Though I have not used it myself, it seems to be a great solution; it also works for old models.
If you haven't used it yourself you aren't really in the position to recommend it. I have tried it. Same midi timing problems and crashes when you try to save a patch. Also can't save patches in your songs.
I am using my Virus TI in combination with a Presonus Quantum2626 to feed the analog outs back into an aux channel in Logic Pro X.
Using this interface I managed to get I/O buffer size down to 64. When playing back the midi notes I only have to manually pre delay the notes 6 ms to get them perfectly on beat.
This works great, until I select or open another (Audio or Instrument) channel.
When the instrument channel of the Virus TI is not selected, the midi timing of my Virus goes all screwed up. It only goes back to normal when I press stop and select the instrument channel of the Virus TI again. This also happens when using the HCvirus plugin btw. Changing the buffer size make no difference, only the midi jittering gets worse with larger buffer sizes.
does anyone know how to solve this?
Here's a video I recorded to show the problem. Youtube Video
OS: MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave
DAW: Logic Pro X 10.5.2
Hardware: Presonus Quantum2626
And that could be the reason why we still haven't heard anything from Access: Imagine they fix it for Catalina and it breaks again for Big Sur...
That's not really an excuse for the radio silence we've had last year. I also don't think Access could've anticipated this.. I'm sure Apple's announcements were just as much a surprise to developers.Quote
Not happy with the idea of a half baked substitite, I still hope for a real TI solution.
Okay so false alarm.
With catalina 10.15.5, and NO install of the virus tools, i see the virus as a sound card, and it can playback sounds ok from Youtube for example.
However, i'm unable to record any audio from the virus into my DAW using this method.
I am assuming i need to install the virus control center for MIDI to work, because as of now, my Virus TI is NOT being recognized as a midi device at all. I have not validated if installing the virus software gets midi working because I didn't want to install since the Virus web site says don't install on catalina.
If i could get this to work in these ways
1. Recognize the audio coming directly out of the USB audio generated by the device
2. MIDI capabilities
that would be a fine substitution for 'total integration' but i can't seem to have that working. Will wait a bit longer i guess to see what happens.
Don't listen to Ascend. There is literally zero point in using the Virus as a soundcard. Installed or not, this does not influence the capability of using the Virus as a midi instrument. Midi in/out still works wether the software is installed or not. Obviously you can't use the Virus as a midi interface in order to send midi signals to itself.
You still need a midi + audio interface, preferably one with 6 balanced inputs. (TRS)
woah woah, wait a minute!!! So the TI plug in doesn't work yeah? But the usb audio DOES? And does the usb midi work? In other words could you set it up as a virtual instrument in Logic then? And does Big Sur recognise all three usb audio outs?
Yes, USB audio does work. But let’s not cheer too early, the whole plugin simply crashes while validating and judging from the error report it tries to run the plugin as a VM because Apple now deems usage of .kext files unsafe. Since the VC is based around usage of .kext it needs to be largely rewritten probably. Not sure about midi and multiple outs.. I already removed the beta for now tbh..
As most of ya'll probably know Apple just announced MacOS Big Sur.
As optimistic as I am I decided to give the Beta a try to see what changed regarding the Virus TI. Unfortunately I am sad to inform you guys that on MacOS Big Sur Beta, The Virus TI software now completely ceased working. The installer can only run by turning off System Integrity and while it does install the VST, VST3 and AU plugins, only AU is actually recognized by plugin validation. I’ve tried this in Studio One and Logic Pro and both just crash while trying to open the plugin. The VST and VST3 version don’t even make it to the validation process.
Another update: Weirdly enough MacOS Big Sur does still recognize the Virus as an USB audio interface and they've actually fixed audio on the Virus!
You can now select the Virus as an Audio out in MacOS's Sound settings and it works again. (doing that in Catalina resolved in no sound)
So it seems like Access wouldn't even have to work on that part. All they need to do is fix the VST, VST3 and AU plugin.
All I want, is an editor! Not the first time I've said it, just on this thread.
yeah I think most of us could live with that. at least give us a properly working VC editor/Plugin