Equally comfortable in professional studios or beside a home computer, as well suited to clubs and concerts as it is to museum soundtracks, the Virus C Desktop Synth is heir to a legendary line of predecessors, and it inherits their incredible musical traditions with flying colors.
Speaking of colors, the stunning new red display will captivate you every time, and we haven't even gotten to the best parts of the instrument yet... A quintessentially vintage modern synthesizer, the stepped-up C offers an unfathomably vast array of sonic possibilities: 32 note polyphony, 4 oscillators, 2 filters, 3 LFOs, an expanded mod matrix with 6 source and 9 destination slots, 98 effects, and more! Not just a simulation of circuits, this instrument paints a stunning replica of the very detailed big picture which gives analog and acoustic instruments their "living" sound.
And it's as user-friendly as you want a synth to be. We know that no artist wants their tools to demand more attention than the music itself, so we rebuilt the Virus to bring inspiration to your fingertips. It unlocks creative freedom with improved access to the features you need, and makes music so freely you don't even need to read a manual. Let your imagination run wild with powerful undo/redo. If you're used to synths which always leave you wantying just a litte more you're in for a fantastic surprise: it's as if the Virus reads your musical DNA to replicate your wildest electronic dreams.
With an unprecedented degree of synth power behind it, and the evolution of Access music in front of it, the Virus will forever shine in your musical universe as brightly as it does in ours. Other virtual analog synths can't touch it- we proved that with the "a" and the "b"... What then, could be better than Virus but MORE VIRUS!
VIRUS C SPECIFICATIONS:
Wooden side panels
External power supply
Dimensions: 470 x 185 x 75 mm
Weight: 2.85 kg, 4.6 kg with packaging
32-voice polyphony with 16-part multitimbral capability
1024 programs (256 User / 768 ROM / 128 Multi)
Undo/Redo/Random features to defeat ”oops” and "writer's block"
4 oscillators per voice. 3 main plus one sub [when all oscillators are in use, polyphony may decrease, but not by more than 6 voices.]
Pure Tuning adaptive tuning (based on Hermode Tuning)
Sawtooth, variable pulse, sine, triangle + 62 additional spectral waves
FM [Frequency modulation] with or without external Input signals
2 filters selectable as lowpass, highpass, bandpass or bandreject
4 filter configurations (serial/ parallel) for up to 6 poles [36 dB]
Alternative Mini Moog Style resonating Filter with 1,2,3 or 4 poles.
3 LFOs with 68 LFO shapes
Loop or Envelope LFO modes with midi clock sync
2 ADSTR envelopes [T=Time]
16 independent arpeggiators with numerous arpeggiator patterns and real time parameter access/modulation including swing & note length.
98 simultaneous DSP effects:
Reverb [w. pre-delay sync to MIDI-clock]
3-Band EQ per program/part [low/hi shelf + parametric mid]
Retro Phaser [6-stage stereo phaser with 24 filter-poles
Multiple independent distortion/saturation/Lo-fi FX per voice, including multiple distortion/shaper characteristics and variable gain.
Chorus/Flanger with rate sync to midi tempo
Simple or "Groove" Delay [preset polyrhythmic patterns]
32-band advanced vocoder
Analog Boost for true vintage tonal characteristics
2 Soft Knobs, individually assignable per program
Internal master clock that drives all arpeggiators, LFOs and delay times; automatic sync to external midi clock
Advanced Modulation Matrix with 6 source and 9 destination slots.
Complete control via MIDI (CC/Polypressure/Sysex) with "Adaptive Control Smoothing" for ultra soft parameter changes and no zippering.
MIDI Tempo sync capabilities for virtually every time-based parameter
Full 24-bit processing; 24 bit D/A, 18 bit A/D
6 individual high quality outputs
2 audio inputs to process your signals through synth filters, envelopes, FX, vocoder, FM, ring modulator, and more
Flexible "auxiliary" model of internal audio routing for processing/reprocessing internal/external signals through the synth engine and and effects of other voices
Surround sound capabilities
Free SoundDiver Virus editor/librarian for Windows™ and MacOS™
Easy operating system updates via MIDI