Access has just released their public beta of Virus TI OS v5.0, which features new filters and new envelopes.
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.
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.