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Rumour that M-audio is licensing Access Virus Engine

An inside info by an infiltrated spy told me that it seems that m-audio is actually going to licence the Access Virus engine to start producing its own supersynths but m-audio typicallow price range.

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Perhaps it will be in the form of an access virus vstI plugin like the one that is available for PT TDM HD.
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Perhaps it will be in the form of an access virus vstI plugin like the one that is available for PT TDM HD.
the info that I have for now is that their immidiate plans is for a TI clone type Keyboard of the beast (and maybe a desktop version as well) only at a fraction of the price. Probably something like their new Axiom line keyboard (link below) but this time with inbuilt audio as well as the Virus engine and TI..

Makes sense to me anyway.

http://www.m-audio.com/layout/imgvie.../axiom61_f.jpg
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I haven't heard any of this rumour but wouldn't it be for Access to kill their own products even though they'll receive license money?
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I haven't heard any of this rumour but wouldn't it be for Access to kill their own products even though they'll receive license money?
Will the upcomming NEVE plugins kill the business for the corresponding hardware neve stuff? I dont think so either. They will still have their market as there will always be gearslutz to go for the real deal, PLUS they get this way a new probably very significant new revenue income thru the licensing.

Same will happen to Access if this rumour turns out to be true.

..I think.
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doesn't this just mean access is licensing the TI integration technology? i.e. it will be a hardware synth that can interface with the computer as a plugin instrument--
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...my guess is that it will still sound like... a Virus.
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access is having tons of trouble with the TI. why? its crap, (for now)
so many problems with sync issues,and basic integration to the host for the virus control.

i have one and iam pissed (as u can see) its basically
a 2k midi controller.


so maybe they wanna sell that integration technology
before maudio figures out it doenst work
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Uhm, M-Audio has not a big reputation in driver's stability, to tell the truth... We will see
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doesn't this just mean access is licensing the TI integration technology? i.e. it will be a hardware synth that can interface with the computer as a plugin instrument--
I actually think the TI is the least interesting part of the licensing, if at all they are licensing that part. What Ive been told is about the actual Audio Engine (the dsp code) os the latest virus that will be on maudio s bench. Maybe maudio will do a better job with its own TI with the licensed engine than access appparently is doing with its own.

It wouldn surprise me. as far as maudio drivers stability, I was a user of some maudio stuff long time ago (delta1010 and midisport 8x8) and never had any troubles whatsoever, and this was in the days that to have the simplest setup working in win98 was an advanture on its own.

my 2 cents anyway.
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It wouldn surprise me. as far as maudio drivers stability, I was a user of some maudio stuff long time ago (delta1010 and midisport 8x8) and never had any troubles whatsoever, and this was in the days that to have the simplest setup working in win98 was an advanture on its own.
Same here...Solid as a ROCK!
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access is having tons of trouble with the TI. why? its crap, (for now)

i have one and iam pissed (as u can see) its basically
a 2k midi controller.
Or maybe a 2k VA-synth....with added controller functions and VST-functions...

(because that's what it is)
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Same here...Solid as a ROCK!
Well, on OS X in these year every system update has been a pain for many M-audio cards users (you can see it from the long list of updates on their site), while for example other brands like RME were going on beautifully. Anyway we will see if the rumor is real, I still have doubts, even if it would be good for my pockets :-)
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TI is not enough stable even as pure VA synth .
Something bad happened with this machine, although I like Virus sound, my TI collects dust.
If they sell it to M-Audio Virus TI will become cheap buggy synth what is indeed better than being expensive buggy synth.
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at one point i was gonna trade for a TI,
i'm glad i kept my virus C.
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I am also glad I kept my C and dind't look back. If MAUDIO makes a integrated thing with DSP and cheap....that would be great. I wouldn't want to use any maudio "audio" outputs on the thing..lets hope it either lives in the box or comes with digital outputs.
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M-Audio?
You mean DigiDesign, and that's another story.
I doubt M-Audio could "buy" anything since it's owned by Digi. And the Virus was ported once to the tdm patform. Could be just another way of integrating it into ProTools. Although I would very much like to see a native vst/au version of the Virus, I doubt Digi will make it anything less than rtas.
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I haven't heard any of this rumour but wouldn't it be for Access to kill their own products even though they'll receive license money?
They've been doing it with TDM and PowerCore plugins for years, and people still seem to be buying the hardware...

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They've been doing it with TDM and PowerCore plugins for years, and people still seem to be buying the hardware...

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Yeah, but I got the feeling this was going to be hardware?!
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