Viper (32 & 64 Bit) | 1.0.9 update

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
Norqa
Banned
203 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:53 am

omac wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:17 am
@Norqa
When a framework is used it exports the code of the structures/methods that are used by your plugin, and they become a part of your plugin's executable. A compiled plugin dll is an executable designed to be called by your daw. The framework ceased being a factor when the dll was compiled. There's a common misconception of a plugin dll as being this fully interpreted program with a framework as a layer of abstraction that the daw is constantly accessing while the plugin is being used. It's not.
Certain frameworks operate that way but not all. I seem to remember reading a thread that Sylenth initially faced the same criticisms because Lennar chose the Synthedit wrapper for his gfx? right click on interface and 'made with Synthedit' would popup :)
Not long after he broke away perhaps because he could.
Hard to explain why I have a phobia for Synthedit and Flowstone plugs. :shrug:

I would be highly tempted to purchase Viper if it also breaks away from Flowstone.

Dencheg
KVRist
320 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:49 am

My view on that is Viper has been a high-quality one-man gig, and porting might require major or unfeasible effort.
Just think of it as of closest emulation of Virus TI. And Virus has no TI on Mac.
On Mac it's just a Virus
LOL
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thatonejonguy
KVRer
3 posts since 16 May, 2009

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:48 am

Hello, really love this synth, instant virus vibes! I checked out dune and spire both before this, as those are the soft synths I see commonly regarded as virus-esque. I really didn't hear it tho, similar vein or topology? I guess. But I downloaded the Viper demo and the initial patch, first key press... I was immediately transported to my 00s clubbing days lol. Adam, you nailed this one. It has that real thick midrange bite, whereas most of the other modern retro-ish wavetable/VA synths I look at sound thin, even if they do manage that piercing bite similar to the old hardware VA synths. This and JP6K both offer some amazing tones you won't find elsewhere, especially if you have a (for better or worse lol) undying nostalgia for the late 90s/00s hardware VA sound.

My experience with the flowstone developed products seems very contrary to some of the stuff posed in this thread. One instance of Viper is on par cpu usage wise to NI Massive for me (not X), so I consider this beyond acceptable for number crunching performance. As a comparison, an instance of Matt Tytell Vital runs about 2x or 3x higher in cpu usage. So I highly doubt there is any need to be concerned with a Flowstone product causing excessive system stress. Any issues with SynthMaker or Flowstone plugins I've had in the past has always been with GUI lag, glitching, becoming unresponsive (but this was many, many years ago). This is very responsive, no hiccups, has been very stable and solid for me in the short time I've used it so far (but has included several complete projects end to end with multiple instances of Viper).

Just wanted to vouch for it, and hopefully add confidence against any doubts someone might have being on the fence because of the Flowstone development choice. It really is a very good product.

Gadget Fiend
KVRist
421 posts since 5 Feb, 2012

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:35 am

Sorry to interrupt this discussion of frameworks and other somewhat arcane aspects of plugin development. But I am just wondering whether Viper imports Virus TI banks and patches without any workarounds.
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adamtrance
KVRian

Topic Starter

957 posts since 29 Sep, 2004

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:05 am

Thank you thatonejonguy for the review, Im glad you are enjoying it ;)
Gadget Fiend wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:35 am
Sorry to interrupt this discussion of frameworks and other somewhat arcane aspects of plugin development. But I am just wondering whether Viper imports Virus TI banks and patches without any workarounds.
Viper does not yet import Virus patches, but it is planned for a future update!
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elv
KVRian
1087 posts since 28 Mar, 2002 from Iceland

Post Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:12 am

Wil there be a BF sale for Viper ?
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adamtrance
KVRian

Topic Starter

957 posts since 29 Sep, 2004

Post Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:54 pm

There will be a Christmas one ;)
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