Does size matter today? For us, it does. When we developed the Virus Rack, we attached a high importance in maintaining the same ease of use as we did with the Virus b. Our highest goal has been to create a musical instrument which brings together the excellent user interface of the Virus series, with the compactness and excellent value for money of a rack device.
What does that mean to you? Editing the Virus rack, unlike other compact products, doesn't require constant reference to cryptic manuals. With five knobs and buttons, you will be able to directly access 35 key parameters, without looking at the display or getting lost in submenus. Furthermore we include a free Editor/Librarian software (based on the award winning Emagic Sounddiver™) for direct on-screen access to all parameters.
br> Are you a guitar player or a DJ? Just use use the audio input on the front panel to manipulate your favourite sonic source using the complete synthesis of the Virus Rack. Maybe you love to filter and vocode, or you're in need of a multi effect processor - we give this to you as a free addition to the legendary Virus engine.
It even offers advanced features such as the acclaimed Access reverb algorithms and the Groove-Delay.
The Virus Rack - much more than just another rackmount instrument.
VIRUS RACK CLASSIC SPECIFICATIONS:
The best way to get a hardware Virus at the lowest possible price
Amazingly portable, yet surprisingly powerful
5 Knobs, 12 Buttons, 16 LEDs
Dimensions: 482 x 183 x 44 mm
16 Voices/ 16 way multimode
1024 programs [256 User, 768 ROM, 128 Multi]
3 oscillators per voice - 2 main plus one sub
Sawtooth, variable pulse, sine, triangle + 62 additional spectral waves
2 fully independent filters per voice, each user selectable as lowpass, highpass, bandpass or band reject
4 filter routings in serial/parallel configurations
Saturation/distortion effect per voice
2 ADSTR envelopes [T=time]
Simultaneous DSP effects:
Reverb/Delay/Groove-delay [preset polyrhythmic patterns, all time parameters including reverb pre-delay syncable to MIDI-clock]
Chorus/Flanger syncable to MIDI-clock
Analog Boost for true vintage tonal characteristics
16 independent arpeggiators with numerous arpeggiator patterns and real time parameter access/modulation including swing & note length
Internal master clock that drives all arpeggiators, LFOs and delay times; automatic sync to external midi clock
2 individual inputs with various signal processing features such as filter, distortion, vocoder, reverb, groove delay
Front panel mono input for guitar and line level signals
Rear panel stereo inputs suitable for turntables and other stereo signals
Input can be used in a send/return loop
4 Individual high quality outputs
Full 24bit processing; 24 bit d/a, 18 bit a/d converters
Complex modulation matrix with 3 sources and 6 destinations
Complete parameter control via midi with Adaptive Control Smoothing for ultra soft parameter changes and no zippering
Free SoundDiver Virus editor/librarian for Windows™ and MacOS™
Easy operating system updates via MIDI