Im now pretty happy that Ive got a good standalone setup, where I can choose to use VC or not.
Basically, Ive got an audio interface connected to analogue in/outs, spdif and midi in/out - so I don't need VC.
However, I do like to do some sound design work with Virus Control.
What ive done is create a small Max application which hosts Virus Control, and connects Synth In -> Synth Out and audio is directed to over analogue outs/spdif
So once Ive done my work in Virus Control, I just do Store -> Multi Buffer and all is good.
The only 'issue' is when you have the USB connected it not only disconnects the keyboard from the internal synth engine (when VC starts... why?), but also disconnects the keyboard from the physical midi ports.
This is a pain, since most of my apps/projects configured to the Audio interfaces midi ports (which are physically connected to the TI keyboard) ... so I end up having to change this when USB is connected OR unplug the USB.
so what Id like in Virus Control is (in order of preference):
a) Enable Physical MIDI in/out
b) Enable Local keyboard in/out
c) Disable sound over USB entirely.
d) Disable USB midi
I could imagine a-c, could even be labelled as a single 'standalone' button as essentially it puts the TI back into the same state as when the Virus Control is not loaded.
( a & b , could be a toggle if necessary, i.e. MIDI over physical or USB)
This would enable me to use Virus control standalone, without having to change my setup.