What is Mystery Islands Music?
Mystery Islands Music is a small development company located in Finland. Company founder Jani Kervinen found his inspiration to create AudioUnit / VST plug-ins after 20 years of making music. Here is a long story cut short:
Our plug-ins are not regular VSTi plug-ins. We build plug-ins which are able to integrate Hardware Synthesizers right in to users DAW of choice. I have always been a fan of real Synthesizers, digital or analog due to their character of sound. When VSTi's came along in music industry, I was hoping someone would bring VST Editors for the real synthesizers, since they started to collect dust, while VSTi's were taking over.
One year passed, two years passed, five years passed, ten years passed and nothing. I asked from other development companies to build such products, but the interest was zero. It was time to take the leap of faith and start studying C++, how the AudioUnit and VST framework functions and here we are now.
By the end of 2017, we are shipping 8 awesome plug-ins for all Access Virus models, Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080, Korg MS2000(B)(R), Korg microKorg, Clavia Nord Lead & Rack1 / 2 / 2X, Waldorf Blofeld, Waldorf microQ and Waldorf Q series.
We are not going to stop, in fact, we are looking forward to bring new options and features for our products. Currently, I'm working alone, so plug-in updates and support takes some time. Hopefully we will get to change that soon!
Real customer stories
Our plug-ins and soundsets has been used widely with professional and starting producers. You can find more "in action" reviews & usage experiences from Social Medias like Instagram and Facebook. Read all reviews
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Hi Jani - did you see my message about asking for a refund because I accidentally purchased the product twice? Michael Samerski, email@example.com
I would give this a much higher rating if either a manual or some form of support were available and I was able to use the software fully. As it is, I’ve figured out most of the functionality, but som... Read more.
Very pleased with the Access Virus|HC Librarian Editor Plug-in. Very transformative piece of software for the studio.
Works nice, sometimes it confused my Logic Pro X a little bit and the Midi-Sync is lost.
Very easy to get going.. the setup is one of the easiest I have used with similar editor tools.. Jani is also very engaged in answering any questions or problems... A++++
PS: Can't wait for the Nord ... Read more.
AccessHC is another amazing release from Mystery Islands! The price was great and it's very easy to hook up to my Indigo2 and start using immediately. The developer is very responsive to bug reports... Read more.
Almost everything very well, except that you can not synchronize midi.
It works great and intuitive. Haven’t had much time to be honest but definitely worth the investment
Excellent piece of software, and there are some things I prefer over Access’ own solution: primarily the fact that you can use MIDI instead of USB. However, for some reason Virus HC doesn’t retain sin... Read more.
I’d like a software with all Virus sounds without Virus hardware ;-)
I think this is probably a better than three star product but I'm not sure. There's no documentation, the website is confusing and the developer did not respond to my email reporting a problem.
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