access virus synth question

Discussion in 'Production' started by omowglio, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. omowglio

    omowglio Member

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    Dpes anyone know if an access virus b or c would be suitable for drum n bass because i hear about everyone using virus ti synths which are way out my price range. and i hate using samples ! any help much appreciated.
     
  2. If it produces soundwaves via oscillators you can use it for any music
     
  3. Innovine

    Innovine Active Member

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    I use a Virus B and it's awesome (I have the keyboard version). The synth engine in the non TI virus isn't all that much different from the TI machines; the TI ones have more polyphony and a few shiny extras, but in general they sound very similar.

    I don't miss (or need) the TI features at the moment. I use my virus for drum and bass and dubstep, mostly by playing riffs on it, and recording some pitchbend and modwheel midi action into ableton. I then play back these clips while messing with the LFOs, filters, osc settings and dist settings on the virus. I record all of the results as audio, and cut out all the good bits into basslines. These then get a bit of compression, reverb, maybe some further automation applied to polish it off. This is a fine workflow for me, especially since I often end up mapping the ableton clips to the keyboard and just playing the wobble basses until I find some good grooves... I Love tweaking knobs, hate fucking around with the computer, so the thoughts of TI stuff isn't very interesting to me.

    The sounds of the virus are sick for dnb. You might end up recording some of its sounds, layering them, and taking it a bit further in a sampler anyway, or not. Depends how you like working and what sounds you are after. But the price of the TI stuff is totally not worth it in my opinion.
     
  4. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    absolutely, the virus (any virus) is extremely relevant to dnb. i can get one for around 300 eur, but is it really a good idea
     
  5. funkmod

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    ed rush , alix preze, and lots of other big names use viruses as far as i know .
    Wish i could add more but i can hardly afford to get my hands on one.
     
  6. Innovine

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    I took a look at some adverts for virus Kb after the above discussion, and realise that mine has increased in value by $100 since I bought it in february :)
     
  7. bite and gouge

    bite and gouge Lee Fury & JtB

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    Awesome synths!!... modern day classic. Look into the specs and see which one would benefit you more... as Innovine said above, sometimes the more feature packed one isn't worth the upgrade if you're not going to use them and could be cash better spent elsewhere.

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