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Forum: General discussion about Access Virus 20.02.2021, 01:04 AM
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Posted By MBTC
What I have learned over the years is that...

What I have learned over the years is that limitations are the foundation of creativity. You will get the most of out it when you use those limitations as inspiration.
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 03.02.2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By MBTC
As you guessed I know nothing about that...

As you guessed I know nothing about that particular DAW.. Could it be that the DAW was directly supported as a host back in 2009, whereas the current version may not be?

DAW support aside, two...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 19.12.2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By MBTC
I'm not aware of a troubleshooting checklist for...

I'm not aware of a troubleshooting checklist for this or any other hardware synth. What I always do is start with the broadest categories before digging into specifics of a single category. Like my...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 19.12.2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By MBTC
It may not be your Virus at all... it can be...

It may not be your Virus at all... it can be anything from a MIDI loop to your DAW, USB issues, etc. Start by process of elimination... There are a lot of folks in the purely analog world who...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 11.12.2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
I don't own a Prophet 10 (yet) or Behringer gear,...

I don't own a Prophet 10 (yet) or Behringer gear, so how is the above talking about my synths?

I offered the response that answered your question early in the thread, you chose not to accept it. ...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 10.12.2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
There are a lot of people that buy these out of...

There are a lot of people that buy these out of nostalgia but if you read Youtube comments under some of these synth reviews you'll see the younger generation lust after these as well. Under a...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 10.12.2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
I too was lured in by the integration aspect......

I too was lured in by the integration aspect... but in retrospect the reason I thought I needed the integration was because of the horrible user interface most synths that were created over the last...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 10.12.2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
They are expensive synths to be sure, but you get...

They are expensive synths to be sure, but you get what you pay for in terms of sound quality.

The original Sequential Circuits already went out of business once... digital synths came along and...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 09.12.2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
For a long time I believed the same thing,...

For a long time I believed the same thing, because I purged my life of hardware for many years. My lifestyle had me moving often, so maintaining a studio with outboard gear made no sense. ...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 07.12.2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
I guess between that conclusion and Access'...

I guess between that conclusion and Access' official word, there's your answer....so what's next then? Move to Windows? Sell the Virus? Change workflow to use audio outs only? Let us know what...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 07.12.2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
I've been integrating synths with computers since...

I've been integrating synths with computers since the mid 80's and I cannot remember a time I got what I wanted :) It's usually quite a grind to get everything working properly.

When I refer to...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 06.12.2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
Not bullshitting, others have said they were able...

Not bullshitting, others have said they were able to get MIDI over USB working, another thread here: ...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 06.12.2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
Maybe get in touch with one of these guys to see...

Maybe get in touch with one of these guys to see what he did differently to get MIDI over USB working: https://www.virus.info/wbb_suite_3/index.php?recent-activity-list/
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 06.12.2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
Yeah, the latest Windows OS runs the TI software...

Yeah, the latest Windows OS runs the TI software fine and can run most DOS software from the 80's if you wanted it to. If the laptop is old you might run into issues between the laptop hardware and...
Forum: Trouble with your Access Virus? 04.12.2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By MBTC
From a quick read, things for audio over USB do...

From a quick read, things for audio over USB do not look hopeful, but apparently according to some, MIDI over USB works under both Catalina and Big Sur. When I still had my Virus, USB audio never...
Forum: Studio equipment 15.08.2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,686
Posted By MBTC
Recently added a Prophet 6 to my list of analogs....

Recently added a Prophet 6 to my list of analogs. I actually sold my Virus Snow a few months back -- I always liked the sound, but actually working with it annoyed me and I felt like soft synths had...
Forum: Studio equipment 11.07.2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,686
Posted By MBTC
Korg Minilogue XDm

Recently added a Korg Minilogue XDm to my setup. I didn't want to waste space on a tiny keyboard with slim keys (referring to the keyboard version versus the desktop module), I'd rather have a...
Forum: Studio equipment 02.07.2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,406
Posted By MBTC
I saw recently that some US based Linux company...

I saw recently that some US based Linux company (as if anyone cares about Linux) just abandoned the term "Master/Slave" in their source code in the wave of political correctness that is sweeping the...
Forum: Studio equipment 28.04.2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,406
Posted By MBTC
Does the Radius support polychaining?

Does the Radius support polychaining?
Forum: Studio equipment 11.04.2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,686
Posted By MBTC
Here are 3 sets of soundsets by Luke Neptune for...

Here are 3 sets of soundsets by Luke Neptune for the OB-6, Prophet Rev2 and Prophet 6. It's a good way to hear some of the differences of the three, since it contains renditions of classic film...
Forum: Studio equipment 09.04.2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,686
Posted By MBTC
Gear update

Analog polys are pretty much the heart of my modest studio these days. I started getting more and more into the vintage analog sound and gravitating away from any major investment in VA synths for...
Forum: Studio equipment 29.11.2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,635
Posted By MBTC
Sequential Prophet Rev 2 - 16 voice

This keyboard has surpassed all expectations of a modern (or even a vintage) synth for me.

I still love digital synths, am a big fan of VA and still have my Virus Snow. I've posted recently about...
Forum: General discussion about music production 02.11.2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,103
Posted By MBTC
I have a Snow and an SL MKII 61 key. Judging...

I have a Snow and an SL MKII 61 key.

Judging from pics it looks like the 49key version has about 7" of free space on both sides. My 61 key has about 7" on the left and 13" on the right... I...
Forum: General discussion about music production 23.10.2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,897
Posted By MBTC
This one is a welcome link to add to the...

This one is a welcome link to add to the collection --it makes use of 6 parts of the Kyra at once:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTBtfYE1yzE

I also think to some extent it showcases the genre...
Forum: General discussion about music production 14.10.2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,897
Posted By MBTC
I'll try to add demo vids that have been created...

I'll try to add demo vids that have been created since the unit's release as I come across them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlgiJMnWwe4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RETtniQCKs
Forum: General discussion about music production 11.10.2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,897
Posted By MBTC
For me, poly and unison aren't necessarily...

For me, poly and unison aren't necessarily intertwined (except in the sense that more unison = less polyphony). Note-stealing is just one of my personal peeves I guess. If I want a release of a...
Forum: General discussion about music production 11.10.2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,897
Posted By MBTC
Although I won't come to any conclusions until...

Although I won't come to any conclusions until I've seen a LOT more real-world reviews, I think the selling point of the Kyra is that FPGA offers a much more powerful synth.

For example, from the...
Forum: General discussion about music production 07.10.2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,897
Posted By MBTC
Waldorf Kyra

Walkdorf just shipped their first batch of synths. Should be interesting to see the reviews and watch it develop. I personally think FPGA synths could be one of those technologies that has a...
Forum: General discussion about Access Virus 23.09.2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,491
Posted By MBTC
I feel like the Waldorf Kyra is going to usher in...

I feel like the Waldorf Kyra is going to usher in a new generation of much more powerful FPGA based VA synths which might change the landscape for Kemper. Unless he is secretly updating his coding...
Forum: General discussion about music production 27.04.2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,852
Posted By MBTC
More Kyra vids...Supposedly out in June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5u1KmVvbxI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5KhuTSzGQ
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