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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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anders a professional user from denmark writes:

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-14-2001 at 14:27
dan a part-time user from cambridge, ma, usa writes:
this is a great machine.

i have had it for over 8 months and use it all the time. mostly for downtempo and minimal techno. which many claim it's no good for. i totally disagree.

i also use it a lot for drums. it is incredibly good at non-traditional percussion sounds. clicks and such.

it is amazing when it comes to evolving pads. 3 lfos!!! crazy internal routings!

i perform live with it all the time and it's incredibly stable, even in the hot sun. i love the six outputs.

lately i've been performing with just the virus b and a palm pilot running beatpad(a simple 16 step sequencer).

here are a couple sample sets where all the sounds are coming from the virus. there is also a alesis midiverb after the fact. <a href=""></a>

this synth is a beauty. very deep. lots of possibilities.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-01-2001 at 15:49
Danny a hobbyist user from Hastings writes:
Their components must be from mars you know, I cant even get a Virus Rack.

The sounds are great and have a cutting edge to them like Iv never heard out of a box. I cant wait to program my own sounds.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-01-2001 at 12:24
Ant C a part-time user from Australia writes:
I have had the Virus b for approx 6 months now, and have used it since OS 3.0. Make no mistake, you should do your purchase decision based on OS 4.2, which provides a vast upgrade to the capabilities that this beast can do. I had to go to three music shops to finally get a demo of the Virus, but it was worth it. I think the best thing you can do, is to actually sit down and tweak the presets. Generally, the Virus is a very versatile machine, covering a range of sounds from sub basses, to evolving pads, leads, crazy sounds and even PCM stuff like horns and EP piano. Don't forget the Virus also has fantastic filters and effects which you can use internally, and externally (yes a effects unit!) Programming the beast through the menus is slightly difficult, but now you can do all of that in the emagic sounddiver, which is excellent. Customer support for this machine is the best I have seen for any synth. There is also a mailing list, which you can get ideas and information from other users. For another virus demo see

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-30-2001 at 03:50
Johan Wuyts from Netherlands writes:
In my opinion the virus is one of the best VA's ever. The sound is great if trance/hardtrance is your game. If you combine this thing with a Jomox Airbase and a sampler you got a 'cheap' powerfull setup. I am into house for over 10 years now and believe me the virus can emulate lots of analogs i've heard. I also own a JP 8000 and in my opinion the Virus is way better for hardsounds/basses/drums/etc. Only for strings i find the JP more suitable.

With other words if you buy this synth you won't regret it. Even Access Music support is great.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-18-2001 at 09:13
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