Elektronisch wrote:D-Fusion wrote:Spire is the closest you get.
I have a Access Virus C and Spire sounds almost the same.
The sound is lower in Spire compared to the in your face sound from my Virus but that can be fixed by adding more volume in spire.
The sound is so close that a A+B test would make it impossible to guess which is virus or spire.
Indeed Spire may sound similar but not the same and far from almost the same. Ive tried recreating few patches and very simple patches just using pitch to lfo mudulation and the sound is just different. But saying that from all the tryouts to recreate it Spire got the job done closest.
Yeah, that's it. Among software synths Spire does the most "Virusy" VA/hypersaw sounds but saying that they sound almost the same is a stretch. Indeed, even at very simple patches the difference may be apparent due to the different behaviour of envelopes, LFOs and stuff and Spire has different character overall, brighter and cleaner sound.
That's not to say that they are miles ahead from each other in terms of sound quality and the range of possible sounds though. I'm happy to own Virus which gives me these exact sounds I've heard in my favourite trance and psytrance tracks made in 2000's, but for actual productions I'm fine with using Spire and Serum (loaded with Virus wavetables). These days I don't have much time for making music therefore I prefer native plugins because of much quicker workflow. Virus is sitting on my desktop and patiently waiting.