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Access Virus C Desktop

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Equally comfortable in professional studios or beside a home computer, as well suited to clubs and concerts as it is to museum soundtracks, the Virus C Desktop Synth is heir to a legendary line of predecessors, and it inherits their incredible musical traditions with flying colors.

Speaking of colors, the stunning new red display will captivate you every time, and we haven't even gotten to the best parts of the instrument yet... A quintessentially vintage modern synthesizer, the stepped-up C offers an unfathomably vast array of sonic possibilities: 32 note polyphony, 4 oscillators, 2 filters, 3 LFOs, an expanded mod matrix with 6 source and 9 destination slots, 98 effects, and more! Not just a simulation of circuits, this instrument paints a stunning replica of the very detailed big picture which gives analog and acoustic instruments their "living" sound.

And it's as user-friendly as you want a synth to be. Access knows that no artist wants their tools to demand more attention than the music itself, so Access rebuilt the Virus to bring inspiration to your fingertips. It unlocks creative freedom with improved access to the features you need, and makes music so freely you don't even need to read a manual. Let your imagination run wild with powerful undo/redo. If you're used to synths which always leave you wantying just a litte more you're in for a fantastic surprise: it's as if the Virus reads your musical DNA to replicate your wildest electronic dreams.

With an unprecedented degree of synth power behind it, and the evolution of Access music in front of it, the Virus will forever shine in your musical universe as brightly as it does in ours. Other virtual analog synths can't touch it- Access proved that with the "a" and the "b"... What then, could be better than Virus but MORE VIRUS!

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Phase Distorion, Subtractive, Virtual Analog, Wave Table
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Super Saw, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Time
Filters: 2
Types: 6dB Slope, 12dB Slope (2-pole), 18dB Slope, 24dB Slope (4-pole), 36dB Slope, Band Pass, Band Reject, Comb, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance, Serial, Parallel
LFO: 3
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync, Phase
LFO Notes::
68 LFO Waveforms
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split, Unison
Patches RAM: 256
Patches ROM: 768
Multipatches RAM: 128
Storage: Internal, USB
Editing: MIDI
16 modes:
+ UP Sustained notes are arpeggiated in an ascending manner.
+ DOWN Sustained notes are arpeggiated in descending manner.
+ UP & DOWN Sustained notes are arpeggiated alternately in an ascending and descending manner.
+ AS PLAYED Sustained notes are arpeggiated in the sequence that they are played. It ispossible to latch the Arpeggiator with the sustain pedal.
+ RANDOM Arpeggiates notes in random sequence.
+ CHORD PLAYS notes as chords rather than arpeggios.
98 simultaneous DSP effects:
Anlog Boost
Ring Modulator
Surround Sound

Chips and Operating System
Case: Desktop, Rack
Rack Size: 19", 4U, Full
Controls: Aftertouch, Faders, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 470(W) x 185(D) x 75(H) mm
Weight: 2.85 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Power: 12V DC 0.5 Amps
Year Released: 2002
Year Discontinued: 2004
Used By
Headhunterz, Angerfist, Paul Oakenfold, TOOL, Covenant, Periphery, Velvet Acid Christ, VNV Nation, Nine Inch Nails, Front Line Assembly,Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby, Depeche Mode, Barenaked Ladies, Celine Dion, Dr. Dre, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Radiohead, Ryan Leslie, Stevie Wonder, Hans Zimmer, Daniel Rosenfeld
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.virus.info
MSRP List Price: $1,499 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,299 - convert
Used Price: $575 - $999 - convert

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