Access Virus Editor & Librarian

Access Virus Editor Osc Filter Env

Since AURA Plugins acquired the Editor developement, there has been major updates to Access Virus Editor, Roland JP-80x0 Editor and many new Editors are on their way.
Native Apple Silicon Support, USB AUDIO and MIDI support for macOS 10.12 and greater.

Native AAX, Audio Unit, VST2, VST3 and Standalone Apps for macOS and Windows available.

Access Virus Editor & Librarian v2 – Coming Soon!


Access Virus Editor & Librarian v2 – Coming Soon!

by | May 15, 2020 | News, Plugin Update, Virus Editor Update


  1. Antz Lewis

    Please yes – I am waiting for this before upgrading to Catalina IOS operating system – this is the last plugin to be upgraded for this that I have on my system! Looks good Antz

    • Glenn

      Same here. The final piece in the jigsaw before I can upgrade to Catalina. Seeing as Access can’t be bothered anymore, despite still selling new Virus’s.

      • Jani

        Well, they sell the synth mainly, not the plug-in. Plug-in in their books is just additional tool. We are almost there with the update though!

  2. sscheidl

    That´s great. I waited so long for this update. Thank you Jani!

    • Jani

      Yeah we’ve been wanting to do the update for a long time as well! Most complex code to re-write, thats why it was the last one to do unfortunately.

  3. Frederic

    Thank you Jani for this update !

  4. Bradlyn Oubre

    This Guy Is The Greatest Access Take Notes!!!!!!!

  5. cyber7

    Awesome! Can’t wait for this one. It is really looking great, Jani!

  6. TR0UBLE07

    Awesome! Waiting for this update is my current excuse for procrastinating and not making music ;) Thanks for all the hard work!

  7. Sonicorchestra

    Looking forward to the update.. Thank you for your efforts.


    • Jani

      Yes we are looking forward as well! :)

  8. Robin-n

    This looks fantastic Jani! Not too keen with the font choice, but that’s just super nitpicking. Thanks for streamlining the use of these old synths, I barely know how to use my Virus C efficiently without this. :)

    • Jani

      Thanks, well, the font is what it is you know.. Simple to use a regular font than try to fit in something special :)

  9. Petri Rahja

    Super! Can’t wait :) By the way any ETA estimates on when ?

    • Jani

      Looking forward to bring it online in few weeks time. Just have to polish off things and ended up doing better functions than what I originally planned.

  10. Chris Turner

    I’m chomping at the virtual bit, waiting for this! Especially hope that the librarian improvements will let me manage my presets in a better way.

    • Jani

      Oh yes it will be a lot better! :)

  11. DJ Elkabas

    Ah! Great news! I’m really looking forward to this one!


    Beautiful update for a great editor, Thank you!

  13. scabtik


    Super excited about this update, when can we expect this? :)

    • Jani

      Great! well, we will publish the update once it’s ready to go. There are still things to fix so it might take week or two. Plus its super hot in here so I can not work very efficiently right now :(

      • scabtik

        Thanks for clarifying!

        Best of luck and can’t wait :)

  14. Oleksiy Romanov

    Bought it just to get a Catalina version :)
    Hopefully you will fix remaining issues soon!

  15. David Hubbard

    Will this work over USB Midi connection?

    • Jani

      Yeah sure, but you will need audio cables to get the audio to your DAW / mixing console. USB Audio streaming is not supported.

      EDIT: USB is ok to transmit MIDI data back and forth from Virus, but thats it :)

      • Paul Frac

        Great, so I don’t need to buy a new separate MIDI interface then…..Is there any timing or performance difference between using the Virus TI USB MIDI as opposed to a MIDI interface with MIDI cables?

        • Jani

          Hi, there should not be need for another MIDI interface with TI if the macOS can detect the TI Synth “interface” in the Audio/MIDI Setup screen.
          Timing… Hard to tell, I always prefer to handle all data via MIDI dins so that I don’t have too many devices talking to the machine at the same time.

  16. Mika Hasanen

    Moro Jani,

    The new scalable UI is really jees.
    Will there be a change in the way the modified sound can be written to memory / your own library. Now it doesn’t seem to work very well.

    • Jani

      Yes we will simplify the user patch request to librarian by a mile! Now when you do edits in patch, you have to go to patch librarian -> bank edit menu -> request patch -> temp from hardware to librarian slot and then save the bank after request. This is a bit tedious way of doing it, but as I said, there is a relief coming to it!

  17. Sergei Petrenko

    Thank You Jani !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! best

  18. Andy Smith

    Hi, any ETA on this? Looking forward to trying the new version.

    • Jani

      Expecting to roll out the BETA this week for existing customers

  19. Andy Smith

    Hi Jani, thats great. Which versions of OSX will it be compatible with?

  20. Andy Smith

    Version 2 Beta seems to be working well with OSX Mojave. No issues so far. Looks great too. Thanks

Submit a Comment

Join AURA Plugins newsletter

Join AURA Plugins newsletter to get latest information about new Editor updates, new products and random offers like upcoming sales notifications!

Access Virus Editor & Librarian plug-in version TWO is in the making. We are very excited to show off some user interface updates so you know what to expect and we worked a lot to make the connection between the Access Virus synthesizer and the Access VirusHC Editor even tighter.

With version 2, you will get:

  • Resizable User Interface (scaled down or up).
  • Eight (8!!) new skins to choose from (requires project reload to take effect).
  • Compatibility with latest Windows and macOS.
  • New multimode mixer view with more focused control sets.
  • Easier access to global parameters than the previous version.
  • Librarian update can now handle unlimited patch banks with deeper sub-folder management.
  • Librarian update to handle requests and patches with better way.
  • Faster data transmission to hardware unit.
  • Complete framework rewrite from previous version.
  • User Manual in PDF and online format.
  • Free update if you already have Access VirusHC purchased!
  • .. and more to be announced.

Access Virus Editor & Librarian plug-in screenshots (work in progress!)

Access Virus A / B themed look

Access Virus Classic themed look

Access Virus C themed look

Access Virus Indigo themed look

Access Virus TI mk1 themed look

Access Virus TI mk2 themed look

Access Virus TI Snow themed look

Our legacy VirusHC themed look

As you can see from the images above, there is a flavor for everyone to use! Even if you have a Virus TI 2 Desktop, you can use the Virus A skin if that is your thing.

Currently our schedule says that this version might be ready within few weeks. We don’t want to promise too much, as schedules changes quite rapidly during these times.

So, scroll down further more and join our mailing list to get notified first hand when the Access Virus Editor update is available!

Learn More about the Access VirusHC AudioUnit & VST Editor / Librarian plug-in:

Support and documents can be found from the support pages here: – keep in mind, you need separate account for the support pages to post in forums or to comment our content in there!

Again, every feedback is much appreciated and we look forward hearing your thoughts! :-)

Spread the word with your community ❤️ Thank you!

Recent Posts

Just in case you missed our previous posts, consider reading these as well!

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More