The Sickness Step Sequencer Max For Live Tutorials

Sonic Faction has published 2 new Max for Live tutorial videos featuring The Sickness Step Sequencer for APC40 and Launchpad.

The Sickness Step Sequencer comes with purchase of The Sickness, a new synth for Ableton Live. This device turns your APC40 or Launchpad into a hands-on, command center for The Sickness.

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What’s Access Introducing?

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!

Upgrade Your Virus & Get Cash Back

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:

  • Access Virus TI Snow 100 Euro / $125*
  • Access Virus TI2 Desktop 150 Euro / $175*
  • Access Virus TI2 Polar 200 Euro / $250*
  • Access Virus TI2 Keyboard 200 Euro / $250*

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.

Free Phaser Effect, Phazor, Inspired By Access Virus

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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.

Vocoder Atmosphere (KORG R3 + Omnisphere + Access Virus TI Synth Jam)

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a synth jam, Vocoder Atmosophere, via jeffdigit:

All sequences recorded by myself.

KORG R3, Omnisphere, Virus TI sounds used for this one

A little vocoder just about always sounds cool…..