The rectangular one looks like as Tantalum Capacitor, other maybe a Diode? Looks like the cap needs replacing, test the diode to see if it need replacing,probably not by looking at it..
Let me give you a shortcut: There is none with the same feature set, especially the TI. The Waldorf Kyra and Iridium together are close, yet still not there (but great in their own right, I guess).
However, Maschine+ is very cool... and actually a multitimbral standalone version if Massive, Monark, Prism, Reaktor and Kontakt. There’s still lot of missing features, and bugs to be squashed, but it is great fun.
No VST control with Waldorf?. Had a few older models in the past , similar sound although Virus has less of a "sound" to my ears which I do appreciate.
USB audio is an excellent option for Digital hardware synths. Then the converters are as good you main converters. My Virus sound quality has improved over the years due to converter upgrades. Delay compensated although Logic with external instruments AU, is excellent in that department too. Automation vs Midi.
Elektron and the Overbridge environment would cover some bass's. Recall and VST control, automation and USB audio. Considering I use Maschine (V1 controller still, which will sadly die with Catalina update too) for sampling and NI synth control, which is nice indeed, I would likely look at Digitone, Analog Four MkII and Analog Heat. Overbridge is well beyond Virus control capability now, compatible hardware basically works as one unit, cool kit and Catalina happy! No doubt they will big Sur soon (great customer support! currently beta testing as stated on their forum..). Hardware interface not so many knobs is a small negative.
MODAL Synth with MODALapp control. Don't think it's USB Audio? If its just control then no kext so should work under Rosetta 2. knobs!!!!!
Control App for my Moog Subsequent 37 is basically faultless. No USB audio although its analog so still end result is still converter dependent.
The future looks bright elsewhere! although expensive...
Rosetta 2 no kext support....
Sad such a great instrument is now the ball and chain of my system. We don't need new features just up to date compatibility.
I believed in you for so long Access, now I've all but lost hope.
Communication would be your saving grace, if you need to discontinue the Virus line then do it. Stringing your existing customers along for years is way out of integrity, not to mention lying the the top dollar paying new customers. you used to be at the very top, amazing product and support, now your rotting at the very bottom
Researching for a replacement poly has begun.
Logic Pro 10.5 on Catalina broke Multimode now too. Now you can only load the Plugin in single mode.
Just bought an expensive audio interface to use with the Virus, now it can only output one stereo channel! Fantastic!
Rescan Virus plugin with 10.4.8, doesn't work in 10.4.8 (offers 25 channels which isn't going to work!) but... Now works fine in 10.5, yay!
The Kemper Amps don't transfer any audio via USB. I couldn't find any USB driver at all in fact! I think the amps are simple class compliant USB ports and all the Rig Manager software is doing is simply transferring data to the amp.
Ok well that's actually great (just device and patch management?), good sign we will have compatibility eventually and that they are making sure it will work properly not just updating the driver.
USB Audio is also essential to my sound as it means my Virus basically has my high end converters not on board conversion and that's a part of what keeps it up to date in sound quality...
I'd also be happy to pay for updates and further development, happy to prepay or pay a yearly subscription for regular, on time updates.
Must be one of the best times in history for a company to release a new hardware synth too!
I have some words back from Ploytec:
In short they said that Access Virus GmbH already has the new driver code for some time now. It's would only be a matter of time before they would release the macOS Catalina drivers.
I am the first to admit I was wrong about my above statements. It was my poor judgement and lack off information that made me think Access Virus GmbH wasn't working on the future of the "Virus Ti".
Interesting... Anyone know if any Kemper products use the same USB driver? fairly likely and there have been updates since Catalina there.. Maybe sorting Kemper first?
Had a little fiddle with the demo driver on Mojave. Haven't gone Catalina as yet on my Music Macs, mostly due to Ti issues.
So installed driver (usb-audio.com_3.4.11.dmg) , restarted Mac.
In HAL folder, change name of new driver to Virus driver. Copy name, delete old package, paste to rename new. Repeat for .driver and .plugin.
Had a look in an external Catalina install I have for Audio driver Location and found a HAL folder in System/Library/Audio so guessing one should expect the usb-audio drivers to be there?
In Logic only the Core Audio shows up and works fine which is a good sign as Bit Accurate cannot exist in Catalina, didn't get any 30 sec. beeps as advised when downloading.
So likely Access just needs to pay for full access to new driver and compile a new installer? Plus any other bugs, hopefully that's enough for a beta at least!
Any updates on Bitwig compatibility?
If no movement is this Bitwig or Access thing?
Marc, your input would be appreciated
Tested and confirmed fixed in Logic 10.4.7!!
Bit of googling... there's quite a bit about the same issue and NI forum. Apparently Apple and NI are working on a fix, there will be a Logic update to rectify so sounds like its a Logic issue. Fingers crossed!
I was running Mojave with my 2018 MBP fine until the latest Logic Pro update to 10.4.5 where I can no longer record Automation from my Virus, is anyone else having this issue?!
Yes same issue. 2012 MacBook Pro. 10.14.5. Will update Logic and MacOS in the next day or so and report
same problem here without afx2daw
using the Orion studio via thunderbolt and the virus ti usb
how did you fix it ?
Apologies didn't get notified (or missed?) about new comment on thread, hope you sorted issue.
Basically its a memory allocation issue in a system file.
Antelope support were very helpful and attentive. I'd drop them a line if you haven't already. Best you go through them in case there is something different with Orion software vs Zen air your individual setup.
I think if you install anything from the software window in Antelope Launcher for Mics or afx you will change the system file.
Let me know if you have any issues with support and I'll send some more info.
Virus Ti and Antelope AFX2DAW cause issues with Ti software.
There is a fix for anyone else with this killer good combo.
Best to contact support from either company, cure came from Antelope to me however both communicated to find resolution.
Definitely a positive support experience from both companies, much appreciated. Thanks!
Looks to be a conflict between a component of my new soundcard's software and Access software.
Working with both support teams to find a full solution.
Thanks Oli for suggestions
So same thing on Sierra 10.12.6
Fresh install. Virus software installs first time. Had both Virus's plugged in to make sure firmware was all ok, all ok.
Boot logic, Virus Ti crashes AU Validation.
Now try to open Virus Control get driver mismatch.
Uninstall and download new installer as above.
Installer crashes as before.
Another day down the Virus plughole..
Crash reports below consistent between all OS's on all 4 Mac's
Sadly looks to be deeper issue than that on High Sierra. I'm rolling back to Sierra with another clean install and expect I'll be ok there?
I've ben using a Ti for more than 10 years, worked though many issues over the years but currently totally stumped.
Recently trying to install OS 5.1.7.00 on High Sierra. This has happened on a fresh install on my Mac Pro with a currently working OS (also High Sierra) on another drive.
Basically installer crashes when looking for attached Viruses. No matter if there is one connected or not, Have a Polar 1 and a Desktop 1, same on both.
This has happened on fresh installs, old installs. 4 Different Macs, 2010 Mac Pro, 2011 15" Macbook Pro, Late 2013 15" Macbook Pro, 2012 13" Macbook Pro.
All issues on SSD drives so APFS volumes.
All ok on some installs until Virus plugin started to crash Logic X, tried to reinstall then after crash any attempt to load plugin crashes any App. Also after 2 complete fresh installs, all other plugs for my system, days and days, agh!! Original still working system (on slow HDD) has all the same plugs plus a fair bit more..
Possible related Directory issue with APFS volumes. Some unrepairable issues seem to be consistent.
So.. Rolled back one install to HFS+ so I could fully repair Directory, success there but... No change
Have deleted everything Ti related and reinstalled, No change
Cleared all Caches, inc. deep system possibly related.No change
Disabled SIP and Gatekeeper
Currently upgrading HFS+ volume with Archive and Install method... Done... testing... Crash
Will install a copy of Sierra so I can write some music (on a reasonably fast SSD install) for now!!
Anyone else experienced this? is there a Virus in My Virus installer???
Any help much appreciated, business, relationship and children don't leave much time for music (sanity!!) so this much downtime and troubleshooting (I fix other peoples Macs and mobile tech for a living) is getting somewhat frustrating.
Yes I'm in discussion with support via email, no such there so far and thanks to Access support for replying.
Will Ti Mojave?
Cheers to the future!