Based on the Access Virus Indigo hardware synthesizer, the Virus plug-in transforms ProTools system into a 20-voicesynthesizer with up to eight different sounds per DSP chip (a maximum of 160 voices total at 48 kHz, or 80 voices at 96 kHz on a single Pro Tools|HD Process card can be archieved).

MIDI and Audio connections are a breeze to set up, allowing you to start playing the Virus in seconds. It also offers several user interface pages for different sets of parameters, so every single control can receive a dedicated knob or switch.

The Indigo TDM features three main oscillators, two filters, three LFOs and two envelopes for every voice. It also provides built-in effects like chorus, phaser, ring modulators, multiple distortion, delay and reverb.

Input mode let to modify single tracks or entire mixes with resonant filters. The vocoder let to add the robotic sound to the recording using other tracks or your voice singing along with your tune. A built-in arpeggiator syncs to MIDI beat clock and follows the song tempo at any time.



4 oscillators per voice. Three main oscillators plus one sub oscillator (when using the third oscillator the virus b / kb needs up to 30% more power per voice. In full usage the virus' polyphony may therefore lose a maximum of 6 voices) .Sawtooth, variable pulse, sine, triangle waves + 62 additional spectral waves FM (Frequency modulation) for the Oscillators with external Input signals

2 fully independent filters each user selectable as lowpass, highpass, bandpass or bandreject

4 filter routings in serial/parallel configurations up to 6 poles (36 dB) per voice

3 LFOs (68 LFO shapes)
Envelope operating mode and LFO- tempo-sync to midi clock
2 ADSTR envelopes (T=Time)

16 independent arpeggiators with numerous arpeggiator patterns and real time parameter access. Arpeggio parameters can be modulated in realtime and include swingfactor and notelenght.

82 simultaneous DSP effects like:

Reverb (w. pre-delay sync to MIDI-clock)

Retro Phaser (6-stage stereo phaser with 24 filter-poles

Multiple independent distortion/saturation/Lo-fi FX per voice, including multiple

distortion/shaper characteristics and variable gain.

Chorus/Flanger with rate sync to midi tempo

Simple or "Groove" Delay (preset polyrhythmic patterns)

32-band advanced vocoder

Ring Modulator

Analog Boost for true vintage tonal characteristics


Complex modulation matrix

Complete parameter control via MIDI with "Adaptive Control Smoothing" for ultra soft parameter changes and no zipper noise

Uses the same sound algorithms as the Virus Indigo hardware synth

Includes more than 1000 sounds (from Moogish basses to lush pads to searing leads to analog drums and more)

Input Mode allows the Virus Plug-In to act as an effects device (filter or vocode entire mix)

Loads patches directly from the original Access Virus hardware ; no need to reprogram all existing sounds

Runs on a dedicated DSP for true power on demand

Up to 80 voices on a standard Pro Tools|24 MIXplus system (16 per SRAM DSP)

Up to 160 voices on a Protools HD with up to 96khz

Up to eight multi-timbral synthesizers per DSP

Direct Pro Tools integration allows easy MIDI/Audio routing and takes advantage of ProTools' mixing features

Fully automated with frame accuracy for over 150 parameters

Pro Tools Plug-In library function allows easy patch management and exchange

Ultra low latency for extremely fast MIDI-to-audio timing

Upgrade path for existsing Virus TDM users ($95 through Digidesign)

Access Music Electronics GmbH, Am Stadion 10, 45659 Recklinghausen, GERMANY
Tel: ++49.2361.902956, Fax: ++49.2361.902959,

Italy - SoundWave, Zero Branco (TV) - ++39-0422-485-647 Email

Argentina - Underground , Sarmiento Cap.Fed. - ++54 11 4373 0140 Email
Australia - Music Technology, Sydney , NSW - ++61-2 9369 4990 Email
Austria - KS music , Spielberg - ++43-3512-44344 Email
Benelux - TSi Benelux, Schiedam, NL - ++31 10 2470039 Email
UK -Turnkey, London - ++44-20-73795148 Email
India - S.U.N. Media Ventures , Kandivli (East), Mumbai - ++91 (22) 884 3772 Email
Indonesia - Soul Music Centre, Jakarta - ++62-21-6617 058 Email
Republic of Armenia - Armenian Electronic & Sound Distribution, Yerevan - ++37 41 446 015 Email
Russia - Binar ProSound & Light, Moscow - ++7 095 201 2249 Email
Switzerland- Sinec, Schoenenwerd - ++41-62-849-3747 Email

advanced technologic sound magazine
2003 february

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