The bars indicate the complexity of the sound. The more bars, the more DSP power is required and thus less polyphony is available.
I‘d pay for an update. Even more so if it came in the form of a TI3 or at least fixes some long standing bugs and adds a feature or two like missing matrix destinations.
Would be interesting to see how much people would be willing to pay solely for MacOS support. To me: 25€ is a no brainer, 49€ is cool, 99€ hurts but hey I want it, 200€ is way too much and they are totally out of their effin minds but I effin need my effin TIs...
Pictures of live shows by Gary Numan and Depeche Mode made me have a closer look at the Virus TI. Great music with great sounds.
Enjoy your Virus!
In sequencer/VC mode I tend to start with parts at 100 (of 127) and lower levels as necessary. Starting point for my presets is around 110 (of 127) adjusting loud (unison) sounds down to 90 or 80, and pushing single oscillator sounds up to full level.
That way, I still have some headroom and gain to make sounds louder if needed.
For MULTI I found gain staging to be a bit harder, so I used a level meter to acheive the same levels as with VC / SEQ mode.
Synths like the peak, iridium/quantumn, etc are selling like hotcakes at much lower prices than Virus
Today’s prices at Thomann:
- 2144 EUR Waldorf Iridium
- 1799 EUR Waldorf Kyra
- 1665 EUR Acess Virus TI Desktop
Today’s sales ranks at Thomann:
- 17 Waldorf Iridium
- 21 Acess Virus TI Desktop
- 63 Waldorf Kyra
Just some facts.
No clue, but it still gets updates:
Wow. That’s a lot of updates... if it was like this for the Virus, I‘d probably have to spend more time on installing updates than on playing the instrument...
Overbridge is well beyond Virus control capability now
In my opinion it‘s still inferior to the Virus TI integration, especially the library management feels like it was programmed 30 years ago. And it‘s not quite clear where sounds used in a Overbridge DAW project are stored on the device. Thus I created a special „Overbridge“ project on my DN and A4 in order to ensure no internal sounds are overwritten by accident.
Researching for a replacement poly has begun.
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 of Massive, Monark, Prism, Reaktor and Kontakt. There’s still lot of missing features, and bugs to be squashed, but it is great fun.
Bit of a long shot i know, but has anyone tried calling the office in Germany and speaking to someone about this long standing problem?
What do you expect from that? If Access decided to not communicate about this issue (for whatever reason - anybody ever considered there might be legal restrictions?), what makes you think the outcome will be different in a phone call?
If Access would release the VST and Virus OS code as open source, that would probably be possible, but without it... I doubt anyone would be able to recreate TI from scratch, without knowledge of the technical specifications.
There‘s the Virus Control Center, which is the app you found.
And there‘s the Virus Control, plugin (AU & VST), which runs in a DAW such as Cubase or Logic.
You could use Apple Mainstage as a host for the VC plugin to have a solution without a DAW.
My virus is routed to the PC by USB.
Then i‘ve got two cables for the connection to my Audio Interface (plugged in: virus out 1+2 - audio interface Line out)
I don’t know howto do what you want, nor do I know your equipment, but... to connect an output to an output seems wrong.
And to run other audio through the Virus, you need to connect the sound card / other gear Output to the Virus Input. And then use an Input processing preset.
Been thinking about this as well. Not sure if it's worth it though. We'll at least need a pool of people to finance the lawyer costs etc..
What's your intent? What do you want to acheive with that action? Put Access out of business? The only thing they are required to do is to change the text on their website. Would that make you guys happy?
Me not. I want proper TI integration on future Mac OS versions.
So I've been wondering if there is a way to send a message to the virus that would make the panel switch to a particular sound in Multimode. Like I understand you can cycle through the sounds in multimode using the controls on the virus, but what I'm envisioning is possibly creating something in max for live, so that when I select a track in ableton, it would sort off "ping" the virus and switch the focus to that sound maybe based on midi channel or something.
Hope that makes sense. Appreciate any feedback!!
I have no idea how this is done, but the Virus TI plugin is able to do exactly that: When you select a track in the DAW (e.g. Cubase) the corresponding Part is selected in the Plugin and the Virus switches to that Part. Maybe there's a sysex message which can do that.
Wie heißt gleich nochmal das Thema , oliAtBass ?
legally they should not advertise or sell the virus line up without mentioning that it only works as midi and no longer support the current day systems.
Which is not true at all: It works with current day Windows systems. Regardless of the subject.