I have to ask, have you noticed that the responsiveness of midi slows
down the more parts of the Virus you use at the same time
EDit: I should clarify that im not using the Virus TI with the VST plugin, so
its not a case of Vcontrol bugs, im using plain old midi over USB cable.
Have you ever done a 6+ part project including #CC automation
with complete stable miditiming?
I use Cubase VST 32 5.1 as my midi sequenser, and are unable
to use the Virus TI in a multimbral way because of this problem.
After some 5 parts as well as recorded automation,
some elements of the Virus start to react slower
when recieving midi wich manifests in shuffle-effects on
some parts, and also in stuttering effects. Artifacts wich makes
the sequensing of music impossible.
I contacted Ben Crossland and sent him a midifile containing a
arrangment sysex dump as well as notes & #cc data.
And he responded that he got the same problems i have.
The reasons i post this here is:
1. The more people that discover the problems, the faster they will
be fixed - and that will mean that i can do what i bought this instrument for
in the first place - create and sequense music - not only use it in Singlemode.
2. Since no one else have reported such basic problems as bad midi timing.
I start to wonder if my trouble is connected to the use of sounds from my old VirusB banks that have been dumped into the TI.
Could it be that people that have not dumped VirusB or VirusC banks
suffer from less problems because the bugs is releated to the use of B/C
Here you can download the files and check this out for yourself.
Recorded audio of what it sounds like.
Midi file with sysex dump as well as Note and #CC data.
If you use analog Output2 of the Virus - make sure you mute this output on the mixer, soundcard etc. before testing the midi file.
1. Enter Sequense mode, 2. Dump the arrangment, 3. Loop the notes
Hopefully, you will have a sense of rhytm to be able to hear that it sounds shuffled - but looks 100% straight 16th note quantizied in your sequenser.
To me - this is a very serious matter and until this have been fixed, at least i cant recommend anyone in getting the Virus TI.
The process of recepting and handling midi data is the most basic part of a modern synthesizer and has to work without flaws.
When people say they have no problems with their Virus TI it makes me wonder how much they really are using it. Send me a ordinary midi 16 part project that runs tight and i will believe you.