nord lead 2x to virus TI

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nord lead 2x to virus TI

Postby namahshaman » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:00 am

Greeting, Virus Forum.

It's my first time here, but I've been admiring the Virus for many years. I'm finally in a position where I can afford one, and I've been thinking about replacing my Nord Lead 2x with a Virus TI (or TI2). A few questions, if you'll bear with the noob here . . .

1. My favorite aspect of the Lead2x is having four sound banks to choose from in performance mode, in which case you can layer any combination of the four sounds, or use them as individual synths that can be switched between at the push of a button. For certain songs I use the banks separately as individual sounds and/or midi channels to control my moog, and then for other songs I use the banks as layers, or split the KB and layer bank A & B as two octaves and C & D as two octaves, and so on. SO, my question, does the Virus offer a similar interface that offers such versatility in a live setting?

2. How difficult would it be (if its even possible) to transfer five or six custom patches from the nord to the virus? Can it be done without doing an entire dump?

3. Finally, I'm still deliberating on whether to get the TI or the TI2 . . . I've read that the only difference is 25% more processing power, and a couple extra knobs(?). Is this the ONLY difference? (I'm pretty sure I won't need the extra power, not really using it as a VST, just live hardware and controller). Think it's worth the extra $ ?

Thank you all in advance for any advice you share.

Cheers
namahshaman
 
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