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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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bleah writes:
the virus is the most boring synth i ever previewed;

ihad it at home for a week and, believe me, it bored me day after day; an old sequential six track, shitty synth, is more fun.

Reaktor sounds better; Clavia sounds better 10 times a Virus; waldorfs are really strange to compare, but i love microwaves over the virus.

for me is really boring; if you like it it's good for you; a pity that you have to spend so much for that.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-10-2002 at 15:04
dimensia from Toronto writes:
Oh Easy now there Egg boy. If the xt works better for you then the virus that fine. But speak for your self when you say the virus is a piece of crap. There maybe a few cons for owning the virus as there might be for the xt. I own and LOVE them both. The amount of people that own the virus speaks for its self for the level of quality. Saying its a piece of crap doesn`t make any sense! Your reviews aren`t worth any more than a muffled fart! I give it a five because I can`t give a six!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-10-2002 at 13:38
Egg Boy a professional user writes:
I must add that, as opposed to the review before my own, I find that Waldorfs sound makes the Virus sound like a muffled fart. I own an XTk myself and wouldn't trade it for a Virus if the world were about to end. Maybe if I sold the Virus, then bought another XTk in replacement plus an R8 and a used ES-1. OR the Q. The XT is a totally different beast, true. If you want VA though, don't go Virus. Go Waldorf Q.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-08-2002 at 21:20
jmw a part-time user from baltimore writes:
Though I've played piano for numerous years, I'm relatively new to the synth world. So, I'm not that experienced when it comes to programming my own sounds. All I can say about the sound of this synth is WOW!!!!! The sounds can range from smooth and warm to edgey and in your face. Even with my limited experience with synths, I found programming to be relatively easy. The keyboard action is the best I've ever played on a synth - being a piano player, I'm a stickler for good keyboard action. The keys are full size (waldorf and most all other synths I've tried have stubby, shorter keys) Plus, the black keys of the virus aren't totally smooth (like all the others) and therefore have some grip to them - great for running scales and fast playing, in general!! The OS seems pretty solid - let out a "chirp" every now and then when I first got but has since performed flawlessly. I have no reservations about using this on stage without a backup. I also ordered the Waldorf q (which will be returned) to do some side-by-side comparisons. The Virus just seems more musical (though less user friendly than the waldorf)...just more fun to play. The Waldorf seems to offer more tools with which to sculpt a particular sound but the final product can't compete with the warmth of the Virus! I currently have a waldorf microwave xtk and roland RD700

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-19-2002 at 21:03
Kelly64 a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Simply one of the best synthesizers ever - Along with one of the best keys ever implanted into one.

Really if you are just starting off, all you need is this and a drum machine because it is so flexible.

Oscs are weaker than most other VAs, but it's filters and FX stomps on almost anything else. Modulation matrix is superb.

- Kelly64

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-26-2002 at 14:36
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