Access Virus C

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A brand new and ever more powerful strain of the Virus was released in 2002 to replace the entire B Series line-up. First up is the flag-ship desktop module, the Virus C. Polyphony is expanded from 24 to 32 voices! Otherwise the synth engine is virtually the same as the B series. Three oscillators, one sub osc., two independent multi-mode filters, two ADSTR envelopes, three LFOs, 16 arpeggiators, 32-band vocoder, five FM synthesis modes and 16 part multitimbrality. The C series offers an expanded mod matrix with 6 source and 9 destination slots, 98 effects, wood side panels, and more! A new 3-band EQ section is available as well as an Undo/Redo function. The operating systems can be easily upgraded via MIDI and there is a free SoundDiver Virus editor/librarian for Windows and MacOS systems available. It has been used by Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, and Max Graham.

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Virus KC

The Virus KC, pictured above is the classy keyboard version of the Virus C. It features 61 semi-weighted keys responsive to velocity and aftertouch. It is the ultimate hands on Virus synth! There are also individual and assignable Pitch and Mod wheels. Nice wood panels and a layout that remains faithful to the module's intuitive design.

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Virus Rack XL

The Virus Rack XL (pictured above) packs the entire Virus C into a single-unit rack-module for those of you who don't need built-in hands-on access. Limited in knobs, buttons and LEDs - but that's all. The Rack XL has all the same features and functions of the Virus C and KC versions. It even has front and rear audio inputs to process external audio through its effects, vocoder, filters, etc.

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Virus Indigo 2

The Indigo 2 packs the same great synth engine found in the Virus C into a 'Roadster' style compact keyboard designed after the original Virus Indigo. The new Indigo 2 comes equipped with a new front-panel, a 3-octave keyboard with Aftertouch, aluminum side panels and even more blue LEDs! The Indigo 2 packs power, portability and the legendary Virus sound into an awesome looking synth! It has been used by Richard Barbieri.

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49 Visitor comments
noobulon
December 2, 2011 @ 4:43 pm
got this synth (virus c) a few years ago, couldn't stand it at first and thought id wasted my cash. horrible presets with an emphasis on "dark" sounds (if you like witch-house/drag you'd be in heaven. its salem in a box) box really)....left it for a while then one day i started fiddling around with it and realized how awesome it is.
awesome drones/strings/bass/noise...find myself drifting off into krautrock land every time i play it. top class v.a synth and i have enough real analog gear to know. you can find these really cheap on ebay, highly recommended.
love it.
epidemic
November 4, 2011 @ 8:01 pm
does anybody knows where i can download the soundDriver for MACOS?? thenks
Hawkeye
September 14, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
The Virus C is a deep, deep synth with incredible possibilities... Mostly known for its trance genre... but it can do every style of music... I created a quick live demo using its marvelous distortion unit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk7d8ycD5dM

Enjoy & thanks for listening!
Greets,
Peter
Asdren
May 24, 2011 @ 10:36 am
This machine ( Virus KC ) has a special sound, has personality, I have played many synths and I have sold them all, but the virus c is the only one that gives the security me to obtain all the sounds that I need, furthermore this constructed very well, is classic a living one . The effects are very very well , the reverb is delicious . Sound very dark and fat . The concept here : machine black and red , is perfectly with the sound . For the industrial , doom , tecno , progresive is perfect .
gridsleep
January 11, 2011 @ 4:01 pm
Correction: I emailed Access and they were kind enough to email the last and latest version of the SoundDiver Virus. Very accommodating!
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices
  • Oscillators - 3 Osc per voice plus 1 Sub-Osc: Sawtooth, variable pulse, sine, triangle, oscillator sync. 5 FM Modes: 64 digital FM spectral waveforms.
  • LFO - 3 LFOs with 68 waveforms
  • Filter - 2 independent resonant filters; lowpass, hipass, bandpass, band reject, parallel, split & 2 serial modes with up to 36dB/voice (6-poles), overdrive/saturation.
  • VCA - 2 ADSTR envelopes
  • ModMatrix - 6 Sources, 9 Destinations
  • Effects - 98 simultaneous effects: 16 Phasers, 16 Choruses, 16 Distortions, 16 Ring Modulators, 16 Parametric EQs, Delay, 32-Band Vocoder, Surround Sound.
  • Keyboard - Virus KC: 61 Semi-Weighted Keys with note-on/off velocity, pitch bend, modwheel and two switches/control pedals and aftertouch.
    Indigo 2: 37 keys
  • Memory - 1024 programs (256 User / 768 ROM / 128 Multi)
  • Control - MIDI (16 multitimbral parts)
  • Date Produced - 2002

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