Its June 2, 2018 and Viper was just released in 64-bit. For someone like me that has dozens of VST synths, I occasionally spend money on something that ends up being little more than a waste of time and added clutter on my machine.
THIS IS NOT THE CASE here.
This synth has unusual sonic characteristics and an unusual response to tweaking that makes this baby stand out as a great addition - even for those who own Spire. The approach is just different enough, and the arp in particular is amazing.
Plus, many of the sounds are really extraordinary and so easily tweaked to get them working in new directions.
You really couldn't ask for a more powerful argument that hardware synths had that special sauce in them - and that's what makes VIPER occupy a unique position - it emulates THAT.
So I was waiting to review VIPER because as a 32-bit plugin it was still common to overwhelm my CPU with it when using a lot of voices and so on.
The 64-bit version comes through - and noticeably overcomes that issue.
Also, this version has a whole new bank of presets.
Thank you ADAM.
One senses this has been a labour of love. Not unlike what the guys at U-he or Reveal Sound would do if they dug back in from scratch with what they'd learned as machines and their processors have become more capable.