The Virus TI synth has been an ongoing development since it was first announced early last year. It birdges the gap between hardware synth and virtual instrument with a USB port for running the TI as a plug-in from inside a host application. The plug-in enables the new VIRUS hardware to appear as a multi-channel VST/AU soft-synth with up to 4 sub-mixes (or 2 Ã— stereo). Access proprietary driver technology makes VIRUS TI the worldâ€™s first hardware synthesizer with sample-accuracy timing and a delay-compensated audio/MIDI connection.
The new OS 1.1 has been developed over the last four months and coincides with the World Cup Soccer competition which kicks off this Friday in Germany (methinks the coders wanted to get it out of the way so they could watch footie eh?).
The OS not only updates the Virus Firmware, Plug-Ins and Drivers, but also contains several tutorials on how to work with the Virus TI in conjunction with Ableton Live, Apple Logic and Steinberg Cubase.
New features make their debut with OS 1.1. 112 additional multi slots, and a patch history which allows you to revert to previously chosen patches. The Virus Control plug-in also now allows you to alphanumerically search for presets, and so-called Remote Templates can be used to control third-party synthesizers with the hardware controls on the Virus TI.
The new operating systems version can be downloaded free of charge here: