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Original Message                 Date: 17-May-05  @  09:52 PM   -   Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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Greetings all..

I know this sub-forum has been abandoned for quite some time now. Sheesh.

Anyways, I was looking to start up again making ambient-ish music using a one trick pony synthesizer...well..in that sort of thing. I have a midi controller keyboard now, and a laptop for sequencing...My question is such: does anyone have any links or demos of the Virus doing softer sounds? Everytime I hear the Virus in use, it seems that it is doing some sort of angry psy-trance or fuzzy trance sounds. I use to have an 'A' and a 'B', but I mostly used it for rough, massive leads and bass. I'm particularly interested in the Virus because it has up to 24 voices of polyphony and 16 parts..My other option was the Novation Nova, but that has 12 voices, and 6 parts only. I was hoping to do Analogue style drums and everything else on this one piece until I master or get better at what I do, then expand into something else...

Thanks!
Jimmy




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Message 11/24             22-May-05  @  06:01 PM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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why not get the NovaIIx keyboard, and use that as your controller?

eliminate one piece

youll need a midi interface too. If youre not gonna buy anything else, then a 1 in 1 out would do, but its usually a good idea to get more ins and outs than you currently need so you dont have to buy something else when it comes time to expand

you know....if youre gonna be stationary, take a look at the tascam FW1082. The features on that look impressive.

if you plan to be mobile (kinda hrd with a nova keyboard) then have a look at other stuff, but see if you can find one with midi too?

hey...what about the novation Remote 25 audio or whatever its called? midi controller, midi interface, audio interface all rolled into one...



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Message 12/24             22-May-05  @  07:49 PM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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Nova 2 keyboards are bit harder to come by! I'd love to do that, and eliminate a piece. They seem to go around 700 or so USD, I thought.

That Tascam looks bitchin, for sure. $799 is alot of dough though. I guess if you look at the features, it's an awesome value.

Did the nova 2 keyboards cone with 16 voices of poly too?



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Message 13/24             22-May-05  @  08:01 PM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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Ok, just did a quick ebay reference and...

Nova's galore. Most for $400-$450. Nova's are capable of 16 voices and 6 parts.

Only 2 Nova 2 keyboards. One was a steal at $699 buy it now(Nova II), and the other was a british auction who shipped worldwide and that ended at $1,043 (Nova IIx)

WAYYY to expensive for my taste. AND Nova 2 keys only come with the 12 voices poly, unless its the 2X.



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Message 14/24             22-May-05  @  11:05 PM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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I did say the IIx ;)

are you in the states? I might be able to help you out



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Message 15/24             22-May-05  @  11:36 PM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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yay! another one of the djx massive :D



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Message 16/24             23-May-05  @  01:05 AM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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Message 17/24             23-May-05  @  09:40 AM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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you have one.. i have one... few other ppl here also... i'm just fond of the little toy  



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Message 18/24             23-May-05  @  06:28 PM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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Haha, I just looked at my user profile!

But guess what? It hasn't been updated in years. Previous to this past week, I hadn't visited this site in at least 3 years! That was my old kitlist. I had a Virus, DJX, and a 300 mhz p2 comp that sucked.

I've got nothing now, except for a midi controller and alot of ideas in my head!



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Message 19/24             23-May-05  @  06:37 PM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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Also, I hate to post in this thread about other VA's but..

When did the An1x become so damn cheap? It's like sub $400 now...I LOVED that thing despite it's limitations.

What interested me most was the user programmable step sequencer. For the cheap amount that it is, I'd buy it just for pads/arp lines.

Any idea how the step sequencer worked? I used my An1x back then with split zones for 2 parts and bass lines.



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Message 20/24             23-May-05  @  09:06 PM   -   RE: Softer/warmer sounds from Virus?

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FYI I've got a Tascam 1082. It's a very nice bit of kit for the price. Control surface, 10 channel mixer, and 10-in audio interface. Down sides would be it's lack of sends, so you'd be a bit out of luck for external processing - you'd have to go out the mains, solo what you're processing, and bring it back in, but with the state of software these days there's very little you need to go outside the machine for.



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