I got my Virus TI 1,5 years ago in addition to Yamaha AN1X/Yamaha MO6. As for drums I sometimes use my Yamaha RX11 and BOSS Dr. Rhythm.
Sold my Poly 800 and Roland D50 - was not really convinced about those two synths.
I would love to play more original Gary Numan string and pad sounds - so if anybody has an idea where to get those sounds from or how to create a sound on top of a preset - pls. let me know.
I also like ULTRAVOX - http://ultravox.npage.de
Keep in touch and have fun,
Gary Numan used polymoog keyboards 280A for these infamous string sounds in the early days.
A few years ago I have sampled the first 3 Polymoog 280A presets.
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- Vox Humana (High string sound on "Cars", the Pleasure Principle, Telekon, Warriors and Berserker albums)
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- String1 (Wobling fast phaser sound on "Cars": intro and chorus)
- String2 (Used on various songs)
Download them here (choose sfz+wav). These wave files can be played on every wav player.
I have tried to program the Vox Humana on different synths. Some were very good but making an "exact" replica is nearly impossible.
Mostly they lack warmth and fatness and sound much to bright in the lower regions.
However the Virus Ti does (should do) an excellent job. The trick is to use a Saw and Pulse waveform.
Use correct LFO's settings --> pitch and Pulse width modulation and a 3rd LFO for this classic sound.
I am a new Virus TI2 owner. Give me some time to learn how to program the Virus and I will post the patches when finished.