Access Releases OS4 For Ti Synths

Access Music has released their new OS4 (version 4.0.5.01) operating system for their Virus Ti series of hardware synthesizers.

The new version, which is compatible with the entire Virus TI range of synthesizers, features six stomp box style distortion effects, a vowel and comb filter and an enhanced arpeggiator which acts similar to a modulation sequencer.

Modeled on vintage guitar distortion pedals, the stomp boxes feature carefully modeled distortion curves and tonal characteristics and include tone controls where appropriate.

» Mint Overdrive – a very special kind of overdrive which results in a wonderful smokey tube tone. Good for achieving a subtle distortion effect whilst still retaining headroom for dynamics.
» Curry Overdrive – A more extreme distortion, like in the original, this does not feature a Tone control.
» Saffron Overdrive – The ?orange? one. A very harsh distortion, popular with the grunge movement.
» Onion Overdrive – A big distortion effect famous for its fuzzy character.
» Pepper Overdrive – A clear, powerful distortion that?s perfect for making leads cut right through the mix. Tone control to soften sound with a lowpass filter.
» Chili Overdrive – A classic “fuzzbox” overdrive. No tone control, just in-your-face fuzz.

Plus, there’s a new Vowel Filter effect, which can vocalize any sound similar to a talk box or vocoder, Nice! and the new comb filter creates everything from subtle, pitched overtones to extreme time-warped deconstruction of any given patch.

OS4 for the Virus TI series introduces a new feature that allows you use the arpeggiator pattern to modulate any of the parameters available to the modulation matrix. You can use this to create dynamic, rhythmical patterns within a sound, similar to what you can achieve with a step sequencer.

Access’ OS4 can be downloaded free of charge from their website.

Author: FutureMusic

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