Virology is a Kontakt sound library*
based on the sounds of the famous Access Indigo2 / Virus
C synthesizer, and gives you a wide collection of vivid
and powerful sounds of the original VIRUS synthesizer.
Most of the patches are velocity sensitive and they have
been designed for live performers, so a good midi keyboard
which supports velocity and aftertouch is highly recommended.
* Important: The nki patches of VIROLOGY require the full retail version of Kontakt (v5.5 or more recent version), as our products are not compatible with
the free Kontakt Player - it will stop working after 15 minutes!
ergonomic user interface
re-scaled faders (see pdf below for the details) for
a natural feeling
more than 100 custom made knobs, faders and switches to
control the most important parameters of the synth
customizable global MIDI implementation for 24 controllers
host automation for 24 controllers
30 different types of filters in 3 real-time switchable filter slots
fully editable effects: equalizer, 2 types of distortion,
delay, 2 types of reverb, comp
2 independent LFOs (waveforms: sine, triangle, square,
saw, random) with tempo sync option, allowing modulation
for 4 destinations: pitch, filter, volume and pan
extensive modulation options for external sources: velocity,
mod-wheel, channel aftertouch, random.
template load/save option for sound design
The Kontakt instruments of Virology 2 (.nki files) are
distributed in 8 categories:
V2 [All layers]
V2 Arp & Sequence
V2 FX & Percussion
V2 Key & Polysynth
V2 Lead (32
V2 Pad& Atmosphere
Over 400 patches in total, based on
3.4 GB 24 bit multisamples
The [All Layers] is a special folder
for sound designers. It contains all of the instrument
layers separately. The patches are “clean”,
without any filter effect and with default envelope settings.
They can be useful if you want to create new sounds from
Please note that these categories are
not carved in stone, they're just our approach. For example
you can use a bass sound as lead, or a polysynth key as
monosynth lead or even a pad when you tweak it a bit...
it's really up to you!
Virology 2 users guide
Virology 2 MIDI implementation chart
About the VIRUS
The Virus synthesizers are legendary
in the world of electronic music. The first Access Virus
was released in 1997 and it quickly became a very popular
and favorite synth with its aggressive analog type sounds.
The Virus uses physical-modeling to digitally re-create
analog sounds. It has an incredibly punchy and clean analog
sound that can give you anything from vivid pads, textures
to overdriven 303-style lead lines and other great bass/lead
In 1999 Access released the Virus B, with many new features
and it was followed by Virus C in 2002.
The Virus C is a real beast! Three oscillators (with
basic analog waveform with PWM + 62 spectral waveforms),
one sub oscillator, two independent multi-mode filters
(including moog type!), two ADSTR envelopes, three LFOs,
16 arpeggiators, 32-band vocoder, five FM synthesis modes:
you'll find yourself in a vintage synth heaven.