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Access Virus TI Desktop and Access Virus Snow



Access Virus TI2 Desktop Integrated Modeling Synth

large product imageTweak: A great choice for those doing electronic music.  16 ch multi timbral.  Lots of voices, unlike other virtual analog synths. FX on every channel. Connects by USB2 to your computer where it can be controlled like a soft synth and access your sequencer's mixer and busses. Or use it like an old school synth module. So krunk, its on my Facebook wall.  I want it! 

If you have ever used a modeled analog soft synth and did some real time tweaking you have noted how fast these processes consume CPU.  That is the #1 argument for getting the Virus TI--16 channels of analog like sound with no cpu hit.  Tweak it all you want.  Its hardware!

 

For those on a more limited budget there is the Access Snow Same sound. Fewer knobs.  Fewer voices.  4 part multi timbrality.  $960 less!  You know, if you track to audio after you make every track by MIDI, you really do not need multi timbrality at all.  In that circumstance, the Snow will sound just as convincing as the Desktop at the end of the day. 

large product imageFor me, I think the desktop module wins.  I love all those knobs.  And I am a sucker for wood side panels. 

Lets take a listen to some Virus TI sounds on YouTube.

 

 

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