Access Virus|HC AudioUnit & VSTi Librarian Editor Plug-in

4.41 out of 5 based on 69 customer ratings
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 49.95

Finally, the long wait for Access Virus A, Rack, B, C, Rack XL, Classic, Snow and TI users is over: Now you can plug your classic and / or new Virus synth into your DAW and make some music just like you had a Virus TI! AudioUnit and VSTi plugin for Mac & PC AVAILABLE NOW!

No more sync errors, use your Virus without stress. :-)

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Description

Access Virus|HC AudioUnit & VSTi plugin, our answer to your prays. This is the perfect editor for everyone who has been requesting a stable and solid Virus Editor for a long time now. After several years ago, Access Music introduced their Virus TI synth range, which was boosted up with massive features such as audio stream directly into your DAW via USB and also the Virus plugin. Due to these great features, the most loved editor & librarian program “SoundDiver” was forgotten and many Virus users instantly upgraded to Virus TI and perhaps forgot their Virus A, Virus B or Virus C synth. Well, it is time to pick those synths up, connect the PSU, audio and MIDI cables! We created the Virus|HC plugin to meet the standards required for DAW-working environments: Edit your Access Virus hardware synth directly from your DAW without flipping thru different applications, organize patches within your plugin window to load, edit and save them directly to your HDD. You can run our plugin in Mac AudioUnit & VSTi format and PC VSTi format (both 32 & 64bit).

Faster Workflow

Since there are a lot of great software synthesizers in the markets today and because they are so fast to use, we wanted to bring this functionality to every producer out there with Virus|HC plugin and any Virus model. It is now much faster to scroll thru patches, make edits within your DAW.

The best part is, when you reopen your project, you don’t have to worry about the patch data you had on your synth while producing: Our plugin stores all the data within the project and when you reopen the project, all of the used data gets sent to your hardware, automatically! No more sync issues, saving, loading or transferring patch data. Welcome total recall.

  • Control any model of Access Virus directly from your DAW.
  • Automate almost every parameter directly from your DAW.
  • No need to remember CC’s for each knobs / per synthesizer. Goodbye sticky notes!
  • Load, Edit and Store patches into hardware memory or in your HDD personal library.
  • Store any Virus compatible soundset in your HDD library folder and browse it from our plugin.
  • Send banks or individual patches from librarian to hardware.
  • Request banks or individual patches from hardware to librarian.
  • Total Recall: When you reopen your project, all of the data used in it, will be sent to the hardware, automatically!

Setting everything up

It is very easy to setup our plugin and to start using in your productions. Just follow these steps and you can’t go wrong :-) Check user manual for more instructions!

DAW settings:

  • Fire up your DAW and head to settings.
  • Make sure MIDI input from the terminal used with your synth is disabled or adjust a filter in settings to disable CC and SysEx messages passing through.
  • Load our Virus|HC Plugin and select appropriate MIDI terminals from the upper right corner where your Virus is connected.
  • Click Multi Settings from plugin window and choose your Virus model from the list.
  • Plugin is now ready to receive and send data to your Virus.

Synthesizer settings:

  • Fire up your Virus and click System/Config to edit MIDI parameters.
  • Check parameters below and make sure they match:
  • Midi Dump RX: Enabled
  • SoftThru : Off
  • LoPage : Contr
  • HiPage : SysEx
  • MemProtect : Off
  • Virus is now ready to communicate with our plugin. If not, check Device ID and that they match. Enjoy!

Simple filter (transform element) used inside Logic Pro to let notes pass thru into your DAW from Virus keyboard.

Knowing the interface

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  1. Choose your MIDI input and output devices from the list where your Virus is connected at.
  2. Big ‘tab’ buttons to scroll through different pages of preset for easier editing.
  3. Choose your Virus model to display options that are available in your model.
  4. Part selection buttons to edit different parts of your Virus. Virus TI Snow has only 4 parts to edit, while others have 16.
  5. Display Parch Browser to choose from thousands and thousands of quality presets.
  6. Big display to show a lot information containing your sound edit.
  7. Some menus will be available only for Virus TI models, like Oscillator Mode, where you can choose from various engine types.
  8. A small but happy face displaying your plug-in licensing state :-)

Download, Setup & Register

Hardware & Software Settings

Using the librarian

Want more tutorials? Let us know what you want to know, and we will make a video about it! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay in the loop!

DAW Compatibility

Apple Logic Pro

Mac OS X 10.6 and UP

AudioUnit for Apple Logic Pro. Tested in Logic Pro 7, 9 and 10. Works in older version as well.

Steinberg Cubase

Mac OS X and Windows

VSTi for Steinberg Cubase. Tested in Cubase 5 and 8. Works in older version as well.

Ableton Live

Mac OS X and Windows

AudioUnit and VSTi for Ableton Live. Tested in Live 9. Works in older version as well.

Imageline Fruity Loops

Windows XP and UP

VSTi for Imageline Fruity Loops. Tested in Fruity Loops 12. Works in older version as well.

… and others as well. Download the demo to see if it works for you. If it does not work, leave us a message and we will review it.

Demo Downloads

Our demo downloads public, so there are no strings attached when you want to try the demo. Just give it a go from the links below!

Demo limitations:

  • Not possible to automate
  • Total Recall not enabled
  • Librarian functions are limited
  • Not possible to register

Requirements:

macOS

OS X 32-bit

OS X 64-bit

Windows

Windows 32-bit

Windows 64-bit

Check Support / FAQ -page for additional languages

Availability, Pricing and Current Version

Virus|HC Editor & Librarian comes down with a very good price. This price includes support for lifetime! :-)

Pricing: 49.95 EUR (+ VAT for EU customers) – Lifetime free updates and support!
Availability: NOW !
Current version: MAC v1.4.13 | PC v1.4.13

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Notes

This package includes “Access Virus Revealed Volume 1” soundset so don’t add it to your cart :-)

Access Virus A/B/C/TI is a trademark of Access Music GmbH

Looking for inspiring Virus Sounds? Well we think you’ll find some of the finest from our buddies at www.dancemidisamples.com

Detailed Specifications

What you can do with our plugin and what you can not do. Please read through the list before you buy. Thank you! :-)

What our plugin can do:

  • Control your Access Virus hardware synthesizer from your DAW over MIDI.
  • Edit almost every parameter of your synthesizer from our plug-in.
  • We added a bit more than 5600 parameters to the plugin (16 parts) so the sound editing should be painless and quick task.
  • Automate almost every parameter in your DAW.
  • Easier to handle automations than trying to remember hundreds of #CC’s.
  • Layer multiple patches to create massive leads or such.
  • Changing part from plugin changes part in hardware and vice versa.
  • Mute, adjust levels, panning, outputs and such from the plugin, per channel.
  • Parameters that are available for automation will be listed on your DAW. (Ableton Live can’t see our parameters, so you have to teach it).
  • Total Recall of the sounds used up on project reload.
  • All of the current parameters from the plugin will be sent to the hardwares temp memory up on project reload!
  • Time saver when thinking about storing, naming and loading data from multiple hardwares per project.
  • Plugin reacts to hardware knob movements and displays knob, slider, menu and button values within the plugin display.
  • Virus model selector in “multi settings” page allows to show the parameters which are available to your Virus model.
  • Store banks to your Virus from the librarian.
  • Store patches to your Virus from the librarian.
  • Request banks from your Virus to the librarian.
  • Request patches from your Virus to the librarian.
  • Store requested or modified bank data to your own library (on your HDD).
  • View & edit patch name in plug-in interface.
  • Librarian supports MIDI and SysEx soundset formats across all Virus models.
  • Select next or previous librarian patch from hardware.
  • Select next or previous hardware patch from librarian.
  • Move patches from one bank to another and save as you like.
  • You can send patches from the plug-in to your synthesizers Temp memory buffer OR you can write user memory slots through our plug-in.
  • Download and put all of the Virus soundsets in one folder for quick access through the plugin.
  • Each part can have its own patch.
  • Each part patch name can be set from the plugin window.
  • Each part has its own parameters which you can automate from your DAW.
  • Changing part from plugin changes part in hardware and vice versa.
  • Layer multiple patches to create massive leads or such.
  • All current models from Virus A to Virus TI covered!

What our plugin can NOT do:

  • Transmit any audio. You have to plug your Synthesizers audio jacks into your mixer in order to hear the sound.
  • You can not remotely start and / or shut down your Synthesizer ;-)

Operating system specified settings / limits:

Since our plugin is designed to work on multiple platforms and operation systems, here is a short cut-down list of the differences between Windows and Mac OS X architecture.

Windows limitations

Since Windows platform CAN NOT share resources between applications, it is crucial that you disable the MIDI input from your DAWs settings which you are intending to use with our plugin. If you leave the port open, our plugin will see it and once you click to use it, it WILL crash your DAW and you will lose your data.

Mac OS X limitations

Since Mac OS X works "out from the box" with resource sharing, you are good to go once you insert the plugin into your DAW. However, our plugin can cause you a MIDI loop if you leave the port open / unfiltered from your hardware to your DAW. You can set various filters in your DAW. (please refer to your DAW manual how to do it).

Requirements:

What you get up on purchase:

  • Mystery Islands Music Virus|HC Editor & Librarian plugin for Mac OS X and Windows platforms. AudioUnit and VSTi included for both, 32 and 64 bit DAWs.
  • Personal activation key, which is downloadable from "Account" page after purchase.
  • Virus|HC plugin User Manual and Manual Addendum / Changelog in PDF format.
  • Lifetime free updates and free support!
  • Mystery Islands Music "Virus Revealed volume 1" Soundset included.
  • Alan Marcero "Virus Trance Set" Soundset included.
  • Access Virus Factory Preset Banks included.
  • Based on the amount you have purchased products from us, we will send you a coupon towards next purchase(s).

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Our plug-ins are made for Musicians, producers, live artists & sound designers BY musicians. Actually, there is no who as you decide if you want to use it or not. As we are musicians, we know what we need in our daily basis to make music faster, be more creative and to get our “mind” work with the modern way = AudioUnit & VSTi plug-ins. We try to develop our software for you as well, but we can’t please everyone thats for sure. We are not working for any of the companies we develop our Librarian / Editor plug-ins for. We build our product for ourselves and for you :) Here is a example to show how our plug-in will help your day!

Any kind of studio / live setup:

Hardware synthesizer MIDI interface Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

• You produce music for yourself, or with a client and you want a quick access to your hardware synth sounds.
• Your clients get the impression that your gear is professional when you load in the plug-in and start to tweak it.
• You can easily edit sounds straight from the plug-in interface without going to actual hardware and dive thru the silly menus to get what you want.
• Small or large session in your DAW -> our plug-in synchronizes your hardware synth with the data saved in your project.
• No more hassle with the hardware synth banks and patches when you open a project, a time saver!
• Organize, build, edit, load and save banks within one window. This helps you to build your favorite banks in seconds!
• You still love to work “hands on” with your hardware, no problem! Just tweak the knob, dive the menus or what ever you do, you can see the changes in your plug-in window as well. When you hit Save in your session, all of the data received will be saved.
• Automate parameters quickly in your DAW without the need of remembering 100′s of #CC numbers for each synth.
• Store your favorite sounds to your hardware synth so you can quickly access them on stage.

Complete change log can be found here:

https://support.mysteryislands-music.com/plug-in-change-logs/access-virushc-change-log

69 reviews for Access Virus|HC AudioUnit & VSTi Librarian Editor Plug-in

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Virus C in my PCWhat a great plugin. Simple to get up and running and works perfectly. Being a relatively new owner of a VirusC, I had been scratching my head how to easily load new presets into this box. The HC pluggin handles it beautifully with the added bonus of not having to go to the Virus to make edits....
    The recall from inside each Cubase project is also a brilliant feature....no more trying to save all the settings in the virus and remebering where everything is stored....its just there.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Really greatAlmost as good as the old powercore virus. Add a patch search and the list by category option on the poco/ti versions and you are there. The font in the patch browser is a tad small and would be nice if we could change it.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Perfect for my workflowMy old Virus Indigo is now back to business. Everything works like charm. Very recommended!

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  4. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Almost perfect, definitely worth the moneyUsing this to wire up my Virus TI2 desktop synth, for more stability relative to the VC vst. Aside from not being able to import patches from the HC vst to the Virus itself (I have to switch to the VC vst on USB mode for that)... and I suspect I just have a setting adjusted incorrectly somewhere... this VST gives me all the control I need to work on my tunes. Full automation in FL, the works. This has streamlined my production workflow immensely.

    Def worthit!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    BrilliantI hesitated to buy the software for quite a while and tried my luck with all sorts of other programs. None were truly functional and satisfying, so I finally caved in. Thanks to the Mystery Islands editor, my Virus A now moved back to the main desk! It is finally deeply integrated into Ableton Live. The editor works like a charm, is loaded with awesome patches and makes my old synth worth its money. Awesome product!

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  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    bumpy start but very goodwouldnt work properly at first but had very good support from them. all works brilliantly now. very happy. thanks :)

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  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    VIRUS HCOne of the best editors.

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  8. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Virus EditorGreat plugin

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  9. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    More than a Smart controllerHowever it would be great if a search function is coexisted

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  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Virus editorJust wonderfull, really love the editor because it just works great, i have a really low patience, but in 1 minute it al worked flawless, instant happyness

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Questions and answers of the customers

  1. 1 vote
    Answered by the admin

    Hi Oliver,

    Yes, it is on our plan-list. We look forward to introduce it later in the summer.

  2. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin Yep sure it works. :) Download the demo and try it out! Read the manual for setup instructions, so that everything goes like should.
  3. 0 votes
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    Yep VirusHC and all our other plug-ins come with 64-bit installers as well.

  4. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi, in User Manual we stated something like this: "In order to make the plugin work flawlessly with your DAW, we encourage to turn off the midi ports from your DAW that you wish to use with the Virus plugin". So, in Studio One preferences, disable those ports which you have assigned with your Virus and it should work :-)

  5. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi, unfortunately I have not tested Maschine so I can't tell. I hope some of our customers could answer the question and if there was some points to check in order to make it work :-) Of course you can always download the demo to see how that runs as is. Demo limitations are that automation is not present and storing settings is disabled.

  6. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi, this is not a feature in our plugin.

  7. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Currently the lock feature is not present in the plug-in, but we are working on it at the moment. You can apply section locks per section of tabs like osc 1, osc 2 etc.

  8. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    Hi, we are working to release AAX asap. Currently you might be able to use the plugin via bluecat wrapper I believe.

  9. 0 votes
    Answered by the admin

    I'm not going to say it's better than the official software, but it is more like a solution to get around some of the most common issues with it. I'm not going to mention here, because they are all user specific. :-) We allow to control Virus over MIDI with normal MIDI and Audio cables, which is something quite many has requested.
    If you mean Osc 1 & Osc 2 Lfo 1 Depth, we have that covered in automation list!
    Give the demo a blast and see yourself what good it does for you. If you have any questions, keep them coming! :-)

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