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I was the last in my gallery who bought THE synthesizer. Unlike other well-known gears, I didn't tried it before, never saw a real world tutorial about it. (For the truth, it was long before, when YouTube was a cute video site which was loaded with some kitty and parrot videos and laughing dogs. Or something like that.) Since than, my opinions changed as I heard many boring whe-whe-wheee type sound aswell with the I'm-sexy-an-I-know-it-type leads. I think, it's a good tool. Like a hammer. Did you see that somebody used the hammer to do something radically different than knocking things? With success? And did you tried to knock-in nails with something other than a hammer (in the same period)? With success??? Similar the Virus C as synthesizer. It's definitely the only synth if you would like to create typical whe-whe-wheees and saw or supersaw leads sounding like the other 16372 pieces of identical motives. You can stack near a hundred of saw signals detuned from 0.01 cents each from others, and you'll get a totally unusable sound-monster. Or you can switch off all the effects and hear the voice of an old and sick mouse while it crying for food. If you are a sound-designer, you'll better look for another gear. Virus C can do anything what is simple and strong. That is tha case what it is built on. I imagine how guys at Access thought the process: we made a bunch of presets for many electronic styles, and our users will just dial in one of them, which is the closest as his/her idea, and then just turn 3-4 rotaries to get the final tone. Play. And it works! Many successful producer used the Virus C, and kept themselves in the business with TI and TI2. Like good workers with good hammers. So if you are firstly a good keyboardist and don't want to messing with the sound, this gear must be in your setup. Otherwise if you like to fine-tune your sounds, or you fell in love with agressive D'n'B or dubstep leads, or your sound is a bit FX-hungry (like experimental or minimal styles) then you could be disappointed.
Ever since getting into producing music, I've lusted over the Access Virus. I was fortunate enough to catch an eBay auction for my Virus C at a price I would never ever see again and jumped at the opportunity. I don't regret that choice one bit!
My most used synth
Its great for making pretty much any sound you want and the mod matrix is very flexible. It has 3 stereo outs sou I use multiple instances of it at the same time e.g string, bass line and lead all from the same synth.
The only downside is that the sound sits a little bit in the background so sitting it in the mix can be a bit tricky sometimes.
One of the great synthesizers from Access that has revolutionized their newer TI series of synthesizers. The Virus C is by no exception an excellent synthesizer with a very thick supersaw and a great variety of other sounds - in fact, it is one of my most favourite supersaws that I have used for music production in particular. Great for lead layering.