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Post by plazadefunk » Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:10 pm

Anyone got it? MAJOR differences with the C?

Basically I was thinking of getting the C but haven't got the money, so was wondering if the B is a good option ;)
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Post by shapshankly » Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:47 pm

hmm, i'm thinking of making a virus my next purchase, interesting to see what comes out of this
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Post by mu_ » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:04 pm

i want the virus c so bad i am contemplating stealing it
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Post by Tarekith » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:30 pm

The main features the C adds are the 3 band EQ, Moog emulated filter, and more arps and poly if I remember correctly.

Honestly the B is great synth, but I'd get the C if you can. The EQs are something I use on almost every patch, they really help tame low end rumble or get rid of weird resonances. The Moog filter is awesome too, I don't know how much like a real Moog filter it sounds (and could care less), but it's a great way to thicken up your basslines etc. Really adds a whole new palette of sounds to the Virus.

The Virus TI is pretty much my only synth now, it just covers all my synthesis bases perfectly. The C was the same way when I had one, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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Post by alex_virr » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:37 pm

I have a pretty comprehensive folder full of VIRUS C samples.

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Post by Tarekith » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:34 pm

Sampling a synth makes no sense to me (nothing personal mind you). It's the interaction and realtime, evolving modulations that make synthesis what it is. Kinda like that Machine Drum sample CD, defeats the purpose IMO.
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Post by 7 below » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:37 pm

Tarekith wrote:Sampling a synth makes no sense to me (nothing personal mind you). It's the interaction and realtime, evolving modulations that make synthesis what it is. Kinda like that Machine Drum sample CD, defeats the purpose IMO.
I don't think it doesn't make any sense,

but you definitely lose so much
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Post by alex_virr » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:37 pm

Tarekith wrote:Sampling a synth makes no sense to me (nothing personal mind you). It's the interaction and realtime, evolving modulations that make synthesis what it is. Kinda like that Machine Drum sample CD, defeats the purpose IMO.
yeah its true I never use them anyway, what a fucking waste of time!!! :lol:
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Post by nectarios » Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:46 pm

I had one and only used it for little background sounds till I had no more use for it. Didn't really like the way it sounded for main leads/stabs plus everyone and their dogs had one as well and were using it like there is no tomorrow. So being the synth-snobby cunt that I am, I got rid of it. If you haven't got other synths that cover that area, or this is going to be your only synth, then I'd say go for it, as they're cheap now. But I think you have some Roland synths, so think about plugs. They've come a long way and the sequencing is sample tight and for the kind of sounds you get from the Virus, you'd be very happy with a few Creamware synths, or Reaktor 5...that's what I think anyway.
Some of the FM stuff the oscillators were spitting out is quite nice, but I thought the filter was one of the most boring filters I've ever heard. Put it through a good analog filter unit and things change a lot though. Zer0's main riff for "Acid Queen" is the Poco Virus through an analog filter on his modular, and I love how that sounds.
Can't comment on the C's moog filters but as for built in synth EQ, I've never used one. That's what the EQ on my channel strips and logic's fat EQ are for.
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Post by plazadefunk » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:11 pm

Yep - I've been thinking about the powercore option actually, but as I said I don't have a lot of money, and you're looking at over a grand for a powercore and the virus plugin, whereas I can get the B for 350 ;)

Plus I just can't get used to virtual synths...nothing against them, but I like knobs. :perv:


Yeah Nec you're right, I have an Sh 101 (broken :( but it is hopefully getting fixed as we speak), Juno 106 (STILL in Italy...) and Novation Basstation.
Just need a decent allrounder...
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Post by nectarios » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:41 pm

plazadefunk wrote: Just need a decent allrounder...
For £350 its probably your best option.
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Post by plazadefunk » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:44 pm

nec wrote:
plazadefunk wrote: Just need a decent allrounder...
For £350 its probably your best option.
Just what I wanted to hear! ;)
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Post by nectarios » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:46 pm

And get your Juno shipped over mate!
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Post by Tarekith » Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:40 pm

nec wrote:For £350 its probably your best option.
Definitely.
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Post by nectarios » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:25 am

Actually, I think TI's best feature is that the Virus B is so cheap! And from what I 've heard, they are not THAT different sound wise...Access' re-packaging techniques are second to none.
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Post by ms codex » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:31 pm

I've got an Indigo Virus 2, and if the sounds on the Virus B are anything like this one, go for it. It's a mainstay for all of our tunes now and has great filters & bass sounds on it - sometimes I just spend hours trying to create and decide on sounds to use.
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Post by Tarekith » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:58 pm

Yeah, it's fun to get lost making sounds on this one.

Here's some links to some Virus patches I made if you do get one:

http://tarekith.com/assets/rEalmMythologySoundset.zip

http://tarekith.com/assets/TarekithElem ... undset.zip
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Post by dominikp2001 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:35 pm

I have a virus B and you can get around lack of EQ by routing the seperate outs into cubase and use plugin eqs and filters. Much better than the virus eqs anyway!!
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bass sound synthesis help!

Post by parris » Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:38 am

right, im having a play my synths trying to make some nice bass sounds but all i can see to make is really cheesy casio keyboard crap and i've hit a mental block! i was just wondering if any of you had any random tips for synthesizing bass so that i can have some new avenues to explore so to speak
im especially after those almost watery rapidly modulating bass sounds that those DnB heads seem to like
any tips you give me will be heard by my neighbours any time up to 5am, so they thank you in advance :P
heres what im working with -
hardware - roland sh-32, novation super bass station, novation a station
software - v station, albino, moog modular

merci beaucoup!
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Post by afdafsf » Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:38 am

Tarekith wrote:Kinda like that Machine Drum sample CD, defeats the purpose IMO.
true, but having the hits is worth having for romplers and general audio manipulation


but yes, nothing beats having the actual synth

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