61 semi-weighted keys, multiple oscillators, FX, filters, and lots of hardware controls and I/O.
The premium-quality Access Virus TI v2 Keyboard synth has 61 semi-weighted keys. The Virus TI features velocity response and aftertouch, and offers pitch and modulataion wheels. All told, The Virus TI v2 Keyboard Total Integration Synthesizer has 32 knobs and 43 buttons that help you manipulate your sound. Among some of the feature highlights are 3 oscillators, 2 independent filters, a 2D modulation matrix, plenty of FX options, an arpeggiator, surround sound output, and more. For more details on all the Virus TI v2 keyboard's features and I/O options, see below.
Like all members of The Virus TI platform, the Virus TI Keyboard v2 Total Integration synthesizer/controller is the sublime fusion of a 12-year triathlon in sound research, distillation of user input, and the simple desire to create an exceptional instrument. Conceived as a virtual analog synthesizer, it grew into a multi-synthesis workstation which seamlessly integrates into your production environment using Access' unique Total Integration plug-in technology. This second version edition features 25% more calculating power and a completely redesigned housing.
This second version edition features 25% more calculating power and a completely redesigned housing. The aesthetically pleasant Virus TI v2 Keyboard has a charcoal-gray finish with wood side panels, as well as red and white LEDs and a white LCD display.
This second generation Virus TI platform features a wealth of inspiring oscillator models such as virtual analogue, hypersaw, wavetable, and graintable oscillators, along with several filter models and a new-to-the-line Character control for emulating the vibe of old analog gear. A ring shifter, several FM types, and a tape delay add the warm lo-fi sound featured so often in music today. The effects section delivers multiple, simultaneous effects including reverb and delay per part, ensuring your patches sound exactly the same in single and multi mode.
The concept of totally integrating a synthesizer, which essentially means streaming audio from the Virus TI into a plug-in hosted by your digital audio workstation, is certain to make some positive waves. Total Integration is Access' proprietary technology, which seamlessly links any Virus TI model and a computer to create a unified system consisting of a powerful hardware synth and a virtual instrument plug-in, which not only controls the Virus TI but also receives audio from it, in order to allow post-processing right inside your computer. This way you get the best of both worlds. Your Virus TI will calculate all the voices and effects and therefore makes the CPU of your computer available for other tasks. Since it is driven by the Virus Control plug-in, the timing (unlike normal MIDI and USB-MIDI timing) will be sample-accurate, and all sound data will be saved within the song or project. Virus Control also offers sophisticated editing capabilities, along with an easy-to-use librarian page to keep track of all your Virus TI patches. The Virus TI's analog input and outputs can also double as an audio interface, and the MIDI sockets can double as a MIDI interface.
As much as a craftsman depends on the quality of his tools in order to achieve exceptional results, you can rely on the Virus to impress your audience. That's because for the success of artists today, a stunning sonic signature is as important as the unforgettable melody, and the Virus TI line provides both.