The Access Virus is a desktop synth-module. It quickly became a very popular and favourite synth with its aggressive analog sounds. It's got knobs, analog synth sounds and drums and a whole lot more. The Virus uses physical-modeling to re-create analog sounds. The Virus has a punchy and clean analog sound that can give you anything from low sub-woofer blowing basses to overdriven lead lines. The module is laid out with a very intuitive design that even old-school synthesists will feel right at home with. It has 32 knobs and 27 buttons, all of which allow tweaking in real-time. With 12 note polyphony and 16 multi timbral parts, the Virus is all you need to create complete and vibrant electronic music tracks.
Later when the Virus B came out, the original Virus became commonly referred to as Virus A (Even Access calls it Virus A on their website)
|LFO||2 per voice with tri, saw down, square, sample/hold, sample/glide and more|
|Engine Detailed||2 Osc per voice plus 1 Sub-Osc: Sine, tri, saw, variable width pulse, oscillator sync. 1 FM Mode: 64 digital FM spectral waveforms.|
|Filter (VCF)||2 INDEPENDENT multimode filters: lowpass, hipass, bandpass, band reject, parallel, split & 2 serial modes with up to 36db/voice (6 poles)|
|Envelope (VCA)||2 ADSTR envelopes per voice|
|FX||Up to 22 simultaneous effects: 4 Chorus effects, Global Reverb/Delay, Vocoder|
|Memory||256 ROM patches, 256 RAM patches, 128 multi RAM patches|
|Audio||6 out, 2 in|
Produced:||1997 - 1999
||Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
||Voltage Controlled Oscillator
||Digital Controlled Oscillator
||Low Frequency Oscillator
||Voltage Controlled Filter
||Voltage Controlled Amplifier
||As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.
||Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.