VSTi most like Virus C?

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recursive one
KVRAF
3646 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:36 am

Viper is the answer, and this comes from a diehard virus fanboy.
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T-CM11
KVRAF
2253 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:06 pm

Distorted Horizon wrote:Virus C wavetables and load them to any synth that can?
Sure, why bother with synths if you have a sample player. :P

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KVRian
1085 posts since 17 Jan, 2017

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:21 pm

T-CM11 wrote:
Distorted Horizon wrote:Virus C wavetables and load them to any synth that can?
Sure, why bother with synths if you have a sample player. :P
Why bother if you have a sampler? ;)

Dasheesh
KVRAF
2642 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:54 pm

Dune 1 is a good suggestion, but if you want to keep up to date... it’s the oscillators of Dune mixed with an external filter bank. Something like cableguys filterbank 3.

chk071
KVRAF
17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:03 pm

Distorted Horizon wrote:
T-CM11 wrote:
Distorted Horizon wrote:Virus C wavetables and load them to any synth that can?
Sure, why bother with synths if you have a sample player. :P
Why bother if you have a sampler? ;)
B.. b... but! The filters won't be the same, the envelopes won't be the same, and the general tone will probably also not be the same, because it's a different sound engine.
Dasheesh wrote:Dune 1 is a good suggestion
It would be, if it sounded anything like a Virus. Seriously, Viper is probably the best suggestion, as it is explicitely modelled on the Virus, and is proven to sound similar to the Virus by hardware owners.

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KVRAF
2253 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:05 pm

chk071 wrote: B.. b... but! The filters won't be the same, the envelopes won't be the same, and the general tone will probably also not be the same, because it's a different sound engine.
Do you really want to play captain obvious? :dog: :wink:

chk071
KVRAF
17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:08 pm

I don't know why you ask that question when Distorted Horizon suggested two times now to either use a synth which loads wavetables or a sample player. Obviously obvious isn't obvious here. I'm happy it is obvious to you though, it is also obvious to me. Maybe we could establish a club, for people for which it is obvious. ;)

recursive one
KVRAF
3646 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:10 pm

Distorted Horizon wrote:Virus C wavetables and load them to any synth that can?
I think Virus C didn't have any wavetables, did it?
Dasheesh wrote:Dune 1 is a good suggestion, but if you want to keep up to date... it’s the oscillators of Dune mixed with an external filter bank. Something like cableguys filterbank 3.
Dune 1 (I used to have the CM version) sounds nothing like Virus whatsoever. Neither does Dune2 and no external filter can help cause the Virus sound is not only about the filter.
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KVRAF
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Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:13 pm

chk071 wrote:I don't know why you ask that question when Distorted Horizon suggested two times now to either use a synth which loads wavetables or a sample player. Obviously obvious isn't obvious here. I'm happy it is obvious to you though, it is also obvious to me. Maybe we could establish a club, for people for which it is obvious. ;)
If samplers were the perfect alternative for synths, the market would be full of samplers and few synths. Is that not obvious enough? :tu:

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KVRAF
2253 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:16 pm

recursive one wrote:
Distorted Horizon wrote:Virus C wavetables and load them to any synth that can?
I think Virus C didn't have any wavetables, did it?
Plenty of peope call "samples" wavetables. Blame Creative Labs!
So I'm pretty sure Distorted Horizon is talking about recordings of the Virus waveforms.

chk071
KVRAF
17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:22 pm

T-CM11 wrote:
chk071 wrote:I don't know why you ask that question when Distorted Horizon suggested two times now to either use a synth which loads wavetables or a sample player. Obviously obvious isn't obvious here. I'm happy it is obvious to you though, it is also obvious to me. Maybe we could establish a club, for people for which it is obvious. ;)
If samplers were the perfect alternative for synths, the market would be full of samplers and few synths. Is that not obvious enough? :tu:
Again, im happy for you that you know all that, I still didn't address, or talk to you, but to a person who suggested to use a wavetable synth or a sample player. So, yeah, no idea what you're on to.

Dasheesh
KVRAF
2642 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:26 pm

Well, I owned a virus C redback, and I use Dune 2 mixed with different filterbanks (Dune2 filters are not so good) to cover the same ground.

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KVRAF
2253 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:28 pm

chk071 wrote:but to a person ...
... who has around 900 posts here. If he's not trolling then he'll never learn anything. What I'm on to? Wondering why you're replying in all seriousness.

chk071
KVRAF
17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:49 pm

I've seen people with a lot more posts propose things i wouldn't consider "even close". That lies in the nature of "your close isn't my close". And i seriously can't see how Distorted Horizon would be "trolling". There's no irony, there's no smiley, nor do i see anything else which would indicate that he/she is not serious. Also, it would appear to me that, if some people wouldn't consider it a worthwhile thing, we wouldn't have Kontakt instruments with sample Virus waveforms as well. The thing is just that the original questioning was a "What's emulating a Virus", which would suggest Viper, because it is modelled after a Virus, along with its filters, envelopes, waveforms and what not, so i wouldn't consider a sampled Virus as something which "emulates" it. I know, i know, all obvious to you, i just wanted to make clear why some people might suggest a sample library, or wavetables, especially when they don't know about the Viper VST.

Anyway, no offense meant. Just wondered why you needed to play the Captain Obvious card.

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KVRAF
2253 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Re: VSTi most like Virus C?

Post Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:02 pm

chk071 wrote: Anyway, no offense meant. Just wondered why you needed to play the Captain Obvious card.
Same here, no offence intended. I just thought... since you're an experienced poster here...
Maybe my "troll radar" is more sensitive, or I'm more of a cynic? :wink:

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