Demonstrating what they call “a commitment to true product evolution,” the Virus C Series covers the whole range and are all equipped with a new generation of Motorola processors. The C Series significantly outperforms its predecessors in the DSP arena, with 32 voice polyphony, more effects, an expanded mod matrix, undo/redo capability, and more.
Additionally, the lineup sports a completely redesigned user interface for “intuitive realtime access” to key parameters across a range of new and recently-added features. 69 LEDs help to communicate the increased amount of information, with extra details like arpeggiator control, namable soft-knobs, and tempo LED will help the performing musician.
A 3-band equalizer has been added for use with each program or part, increasing the total number of simultaneous effects to a noteworthy 98. Designed to provide a serious tool for sound shaping or mixdown, the new EQ offers Low, Mid, and Hi bands with independent frequency and gain controls, and an additional parameter for setting the width or ‘Q’ of the mid band.
The modulation matrix has been expanded to 6 source and 9 destination slots, offering an unprecedented degree of programmatic flexibility for internally programmed or midi-automated realtime control of almost every parameter. Creative musicians will also appreciate the convenience of dedicated RANDOM and UNDO buttons (or, “there and back again”).
The Virus C Series includes four all new models, three of which are now shipping: