After the Virus TI many wondered in what direction Access would take their highly acclaimed integrated synthesizers and now they're here! The Virus TI2 Polar Keyboard synthesizer is built for the road, a compact synth with 37 keys makes it a true contender for traveling electronic enthusiasts. The TI2 provides 25' higher calculating power and a redesigned housing and front panel. Access also used lighter materials to bring down the weight of the keyboard synth to make it easier to take along on gigs or anywhere you may need some electronic audio. On the software side of things, a major feature update, OS3 added several new FX such as a Tape Delay, Frequency Shifter and several new Distortion algorithms along with a new feature called Character.
Now Access has gone even further and OS4 is available with even more great features!
Character allows you to adjust the overall tone of a preset reminiscent of several vintage and well-known synthesizers. In addition you can emphasize certain aspects of the patch to allow it to better cut through the mix, or fade into the background with an extra-wide stereo field. The new distortions were built from scratch and feature an extreme dynamic range along with sophisticated controls to tailor the sound to your specific needs. They can add everything from warm, tube-like overtones to complete sonic deconstruction more reminiscent of circuit-bending. The new algorithms also include a revamped bit and sampling-rate reduction, allowing you to change the quality and cutoff point with precise, continuously variable control.
The stereo Frequency Shifter and the new Ring Modulator are state of the art algorithms modeled with old '70s stomp boxes in mind.
The Tape Delay goes way beyond the possibilities of the real Tape Delays in the '60s and '70s. It smoothly syncs to tempo, lets you decide if a Doppler effect takes place when changing the tempo, and even switching the delay time between presets is all smooth, making it perfect for performers. Last but not least, a modification to the main VCA algorithm enables OS3/OS4 users to design gating FX known from electro and minimal influenced music.
Virus Control has received a completely redesigned user-interface thanks to various improvement requests over the last years. The plug-in now features a side chain input allowing you to mangle audio from a sequencer track with the FX and sound engine of the hardware Virus (for selected hosts only).
The best news, however, is that OS3/OS4 is compatible with all legacy Virus TIs and the Virus TI Snow, thus enabling Access' vast user base to update their existing instruments with all the new software features totally free of charge.
Virus TI2 Polar 37 keys (synth action) keyboard model with alloy and wooden side panels.