Sunday Synth Jam: Composer Michael Dennis Raleigh performs The Lost Voyage on Access Virus TI Polar.
Based on the classic oscillator of the The Sickness (which itself was originally sampled from the Virus TI), Pathogen has, according to Sonic Faction, “the DNA of a truly infectious synth.”
The instrument has three multi-sampled oscillators: Sawtooth, Pulse and Spectral Wave. The wavetable features 64 timbres ranging from “haunting” glass, bells, and mallets, to synthetic textures, “blurps” and bleeps.
This teaser image has leaked out for the Virus TI Snow Black Edition – a 15th anniversary special edition of the Access Virus TI Snow.
No official announcement has been made yet, but Access has teased an introduction for ‘Black Friday’. For now – here’s what we know about the rumored new synth…..
Access has an announcement coming this Friday.
They’ve posted a note on their Facebook page that “This Friday, we got something “special” lurking around the corner…”
This came in via reader Sven van der Heiden, who wonders, “Is it just another color change or is it something different? The buttons on the picture looks like they have new names.”
Speculation, so far, about the Access introduction includes a ‘Virus Snow Whiteout’, a ‘Darkstar Snow’, an analog Virus and even TI Virus drum machine.
Let us know what you think in the comments!
Access has announced a promotion to encourage Virus owners to try their latest gear.
Upgrade from any Pre-Virus TI and you can save up to $250 in their 15th Anniversary cash back promotion:
Owners of the following Virus products qualify for the promotion: Virus A, Virus B/KB, Virus Classic, Virus Rack, Virus Indigo, Virus Indigo Redback, Virus C/KC, Virus Rack XL, Virus Indigo 2, Virus TDM, Indigo TDM, Virus for TC PowerCore.
No trade-in is required, but you need to show proof of ownership. Details are available at the Access site.
According to Access:
OS5 gives you what thousands of Virus users always wanted: additional envelopes and new filters. The new operating system represents a new milestone and enables you to create sounds which were simply impossible with previous operating system versions.
Here’s what’s new:
Are analog synthesizers overrated?
We love our analog gear in the Synthtopia Music Laboratory, ranging from a vintage Sequential Circuits Pro One synth to a Future Retro 777 bassline synthesizer to a large format modular synth. So, we know that a lot of readers may view the question of this post as heresy.
But the analog renaissance of the last decade has resulted in a lot of great digital synths being underrated…..
Access Music has released an update to the Virus TI OS, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Access Music website.
Here’s what’s new in the Virus TI update:
Virus TI 4.5.3 is a free update.