Sonic Faction has released a new synth for Ableton Live, based on the Access Virus, The Sickness.
According to sonic Faction, ‘the Sickness is the first virtual instrument to capture the malevolent soul of the Virus. Sonic Faction isolated and sampled every oscillator & wavetable to reconstruct the lethal sounds this synth is known for. We don’t record presets here, we re-animate them.’
Adam Szabo has released Phazor, a free effect plugin, designed to emulate the phaser effect found in the Virus synthesizers:
A lot of time was devoted to make it sound very close to the original and every control has been carefully adjusted to behave just like the phaser from the Virus. It has selectable 1 to 6 stage all-pass filters controlled by an LFO, with spread and feedback controls.
The plugin is highly optimized and its CPU usage is minimal, allowing for multiple instances to be used in a project.
Phazor is Windows only and is available now as a free download via Szabo’s site.
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:
Vintage Chorus was modeled after one of the most famous choruses built in the late 70s. A flexible subset of parameters allows seamless “morphing” from one emulation to another without having to change the algorithm and stop the sound. It lets you emulate the famous chorus ensemble sound found in many productions back from 70s and 80s.
Air Chorus is based on ‘creating the Chorus effect in the air’, right in between the speakers. In difference to many other chorus effects, According to Access, it works in a more subtle way and opens the stereo panorama up.
Rotary speaker emulation – offers the usual controls such as a fast/slow setting in combination with creative controls such as microphone distance as well as a crossover setting which allows you to limit the effect to a certain frequency range.
Modulation matrix sources – allow Virus TI users to add further “analog” feeling to over 100 modulation destinations.