MI site is a mess. No clear instructions. ZERO support. How not to run a website or business.
Posts by jamesfarrell
Nothing? Christ this place is ridiculous.
The virus TI2 cost so much in the first place it feels like it really shouldn't come to this but if a small fee for an update means I can actually use my synth for the reason I bought it i.e. total integration as advertised then sure, I'll pay. Just ordered a new M1 MacBook Pro as my old mac died on me so no choice but to use Big Sur now.
I just deep sixed that POFS Catalina and restored my Mojave, thanks to Time capsule/time machine backups.
Christoph Kemper is a piece of work huh? JHFC!!!
I’m probably doing something wrong here but I am externally sequencing virus tracks over USB with my squid. When I navigate off of the track that the plug-in is running the sequence stops.
I thought that what was broken was the Audio over USB. My plugin doesn't detect the virus at all. I'm trying to control the Virus parameters with the plugin but sequence it externally via squid (midi 5 pin) I don't know if that's possible.
delete nobody answers anything on here anyhow.
I can't get this demo to work. I'm not buying the full version till I can get this to work. The MI website is a mess endless how to articles leading you around in circles.
In fairness, Apple changed their architecture and security policies (Catalina), rendering the software obsolete. So it's more than just some settings. Access on the other hand released their last product in 2009 and have only been maintaining the code base.
When I read these forums, it's like everybody is mad at Access while in fact they should be mad at Apple... They made the changes, they rendered your 2K toys useless if you counted on the integration. Also everyone complaining about buying a new virus ti and not having the integration were negligent on their part for not doing the research.
So imo you have 3 choices:
1. Use the Virus as a standalone synth over midi.
2. Enable dualboot/bootcamp on your mac so you can manage your sounds with the Virus Control Center while keeping their production via midi and analog outs inside Mac OS.
3. Switch over to Windows.
I did the latter in february 2020 and have been enjoying my full user experience with total integration from my Virus Ti from 2005. Anyway, solutions are to be found for those who do not want to be blind...
So I just got another Ti2 Desktop. I have Mac Catalina. What actually does not work? Audio over usb or the plugin altogether? I plan on using the plugin only to manipulate the sounds and parameters and sequence it from hardware. Will this work?
Finally, what do you use for recording in Windows? I have a Windows 10 pro laptop.
Yes I figured that out last night, finally after 4 months of owning it.
What about sequence? Does this mean you can use the ARP and record a pattern, press one key and have it play back?
Oliatbass. I'd love to be able to figure out what you describe as well. "play different parts from different ranges of the keyboard."
Thanks man, I've been waiting 4 months to figure out how to do this. I could not find this info in the manual.
I've tried on the gear slutz forum to get an explanation, I just don't understand how it works. Are there any videos explaining it? This is driving me nuts.
I'm exploring how to use this Ti2 Desktop with my Pioneer Toraiz Sequencer.
I'm used to fighting with stuff. All of this technology needs another 100 years minimum. Humans are very very slow to progress with technology IMO. I'm not impressed. Not talking about the Virus specifically, but everything. I fight with software for a living. I just replaced my 2011 Imac with a new Imac mini 8G ram and everything ran like Crap. Do not buy a mac mini unless it's a 2012 with an i7 quadcore processor. Anyhow, I got a new macbook pro with 16G RAM and an i7 Quadcore. The TI software runs 90% better.
The only major issue I have is stopping and starting a midi track mid section and having the ARP go out of whack. But I suppose that's the way it is with MIDI tracks. Like I said, all of this tech needs another 100 years minimum. I'm happy with the thing though. I'm sure all the other comparative synths with a plugin have some sort of issues.
Crashing is not that bad, but there's something going on and I have to fix it. It's not fun. Mainly is the sudden screeching noise. I have to shut down the virus and restart it. It's to the point where it's unusable.
Logic Pro - X
Screenshot of crash attached. Video link of what it's doing.
"No - you can automate all 16 patches individually in Logic, including patch volume."
Well that is news to me, when I have the main virus track and go into the mixer, it only allows me 3 aux's total.
I'll go back and review the video again Marc.
Maybe I'm confused, which is highly probable. So far I've only written 1 song in logix with VC.
My question is this. If I load up VC as multi timber instrument, I can only get 3 auxs in logic right? I have to control the volume of each synth patch in the VC software right?
This also means I can only have volume automation on only 3 of the virus tracks in logic right?
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Seems I'm in the minority in complaining about the integration of this thing with DAW's.
I'm ready to ditch the maschine. I'll keep it, just not for what I'm trying to do, which is produce songs. The workflow inside Logic sucks with Maschine.
What are other people using as far as drum programming within logic? I know there's some built in programs, but they are weak. That's kind of all I'm using the maschine for, drums and some sound effect, stabs, loops.
I can't believe this stuff is not worked out by now in 2016.
The problem with maschine in Logic, is having to drag each pattern in one at a time. Then it creates a ton of other piano and trumpet tracks and crap as I might have mentioned after you drag in a pattern. That's not a big deal to delete those extra tracks, but dragging in one pattern at a time when you have a shit ton of patterns and scenes is ridiculous.
I just build the drums in maschine and leave them in maschine and then export the separate sounds after, bounce the virus tracks, then import all of those into a new Logic project and do the mixing. The workflow is terrible in this configuration.
I'm trying to see if going to something like FL Studio to do the drums would be more efficient. I believe FL studio is not officially supported with the Virus, but have seen some threads on here about people doing that.