Access just released their Darkstar version of the TI Polar. This seemed like the perfect excuse to play with a Polar to Troy and I! -Brian
The Virus TI Polar is the last part of the Virus TI WhiteOut special edition. Only a limited number of units have been produced.
The technical specifications are identical to the Virus TI Polar 2009, the color scheme of the housing does differ as you can see.
This is the last part of the Virus TI WhiteOut special edition. The first two editions, a white Virus TI desktop and a white keyboard, were all sold on the first day.
This is a little preview to one of the new things we will present at the NAMM show in 2011.
We will show you a preview version of the forth coming OS 4.5 for the entire Virus TI series.
This video captures a microtonal synth jam, via davidryle:
Alternate tuning using a Q172 Quantizer Aid module from Synthesizers.com.
The melody line played is through Lil’ Miss Scale Oven (LMSO) from Red Barn Goat Farm into an Access Virus TI synthesizer.
The three variations on the tuning are loaded into the Quantizer Aid module using midi from an instance of LMSO.
Access Music has announced their latest “special edition” keyboard, “The WhiteOut Keyboard” limited edition, which will only be produced as 150 units with laser engraved serial number. If your favorite Virus Ti is the Polar edition, but you always wanted a “bigger” model, now you can get one (if you hurry).
According to the company, “White metal, wood and aluminum are the main ingredients for the WhiteOut’s signature look. Perform with a Virus TI WhiteOut and you can be assured that your presence on stage will not fade into the background.”
The technical specifications are identical to the Virus Ti Keyboard 2009, the color scheme of the housing does differ as you can see (see photo).
This is the second part of the Virus TI WhiteOut limited edition. The first part was a white Virus TI Desktop which we’ve released around Christmas. All units sold in a day.
In the U.S., dealers like Sweetwater, and NovaMusik are taking pre-orders, with a street price of $2999. Although the non-white “normal” models can sell below MAP pricing, you likely won’t get as much of a discount on the Whiteout edition unless you have an existing sales relationship with your music dealer.
I had a Ti Polar (first version) and sold it to buy the rack mount/desktop model. I have missed the Polar ever since. This new 61-key model is even cooler (no pun intended), since there is plenty of room on top for a PC keyboard, Korg pad and external knob controller, etc. Gorgeous!
More information and a complete PDF brochure can be downloaded from this page (in English): www.access-music.de/page/render/lang/en/p/136/do/Virus_TI_WhiteOut_Keyboard_Limited_Edition.html .
This teaser, via Novamusik, showcases the Access Virus TI2 Whiteout Synthesizer.
Looking for a place to find nice drum samples? At Cyberworm you can find a real nice collection of synthetic drum sample packs from the likes of the Polivoks above, the Jomox, the Access Virus and genre kits like glitch/electro house/minimal.