Virus C - Got any tips?

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Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by ipassenger » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:04 pm

I got a Virus C quite recently and I am liking it a lot. I've noticed that the two filters in series with the distortion in between hides a lot of different tones. The effects are good for onboard ones, my Machinedrum sounded sweet getting mangled by them.

Any fellow users got any funky tips?

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by Joey » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:57 am

use the analog 1 pole filter, crank resonance, crank osc volume

modulate delay time with an lfo on a random waveform

set oscillator FM mode to IN L or IN R or IN L+R for an instant Freqbox like effect with whatever you put through the virus and oscillator 2

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by felis » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:23 am

If you've got the keyboard version - set amplitude release time to max. Then in the mod matrix set a negative value for release velocity to mod the amp release till you get a nice snappy cutoff when you release the keys quick, and a nice long floaty release time when you release the keys slow.
After you get it dialed in, apply it to whatever gives you giggles - lfo speed/amp, filter cutoff or resonance - whatever works.
If you don't have the keyboard version, get a keyboard with release velocity to control it.

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by adhmzaiusz » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:25 am

modulate the arpeggiator pattern with an lfo to get more patterns

the lfo flexibility is where its at with this synth, there are so many possibilities
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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by polyklinik » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:35 am

adhmzaiusz wrote:modulate the arpeggiator pattern with an lfo to get more patterns

the lfo flexibility is where its at with this synth, there are so many possibilities

huuh, sounds good! is it possible on the older versions? (A,B, Rack)??????

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by ipassenger » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:32 am

Joey wrote:use the analog 1 pole filter, crank resonance, crank osc volume
Ahh nice, I like the analog filter but I do miss the nastyness of the rectifier followed by another filter when I use it.
Joey wrote: modulate delay time with an lfo on a random waveform

set oscillator FM mode to IN L or IN R or IN L+R for an instant Freqbox like effect with whatever you put through the virus and oscillator 2
Ahh cunning... :) Not tried either of these yet.

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by ipassenger » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:34 am

felis wrote:If you've got the keyboard version - set amplitude release time to max. Then in the mod matrix set a negative value for release velocity to mod the amp release till you get a nice snappy cutoff when you release the keys quick, and a nice long floaty release time when you release the keys slow.
After you get it dialed in, apply it to whatever gives you giggles - lfo speed/amp, filter cutoff or resonance - whatever works.
If you don't have the keyboard version, get a keyboard with release velocity to control it.
Hmm.. ok have a desktop but am pretty sure my controller does rel vel. ;)

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by ipassenger » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:37 am

adhmzaiusz wrote:modulate the arpeggiator pattern with an lfo to get more patterns

the lfo flexibility is where its at with this synth, there are so many possibilities
Not done this yet but read about it in the manual. Whilst I like arpegiators its all too easy to end up walking down the dodgy trance path. :D

The lfos are indeed very good, nice that you can use them as extra envelopes when necessary. Definately need to do more with them tho... The more time I spend with it the more I like it.

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by ipassenger » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:39 am

polyklinik wrote:
adhmzaiusz wrote:modulate the arpeggiator pattern with an lfo to get more patterns

the lfo flexibility is where its at with this synth, there are so many possibilities

huuh, sounds good! is it possible on the older versions? (A,B, Rack)??????
I'd imagine you can do it on the older ones.. Just look for Arp pattern in the destinations on the assignable modulation slots. :)

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by nuketifromorbit » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:27 pm

I just picked up a C myself, its scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Just out curiosity when one scans the onboard wavetable with an lfo does it result in a smooth transition or in a IMO cooler ppg jagged transition? Sound on Sound seemed to hint that it resulted in the later, I'd just thought I'd ask her to make sure.
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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by ipassenger » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:19 pm

Its prettyrough n glitchy, definately not smooth.

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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by Yoozer » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:08 pm

It's not a wavetable but spectral waveforms (short, single cycle, looped); viz. Korg MS2000 DWGS.
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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by nuketifromorbit » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:38 am

Yoozer wrote:It's not a wavetable but spectral waveforms (short, single cycle, looped); viz. Korg MS2000 DWGS.
Yeah, thats what I figured, I just used the incorrect terminology. I always thought a wavetable was a set/collection of such waveforms?
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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by Joey » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:45 am

yeah the TI's have wavetables, but not the C
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Re: Virus C - Got any tips?

Post by felis » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:22 pm

Modulating the delay time is always good for a WTF?
It works much nicer than most other synths.

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