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Old 20th December 2020 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by uhoh7 View Post
I found a TI 61 last January for 1100. Not the 2. I had not been playing it recently as I was on an acoustic kick, but have been back at it last few days. Just as you say. It is such a wonder.

But I lie. I just wasn't playing the keys. I've been running my $130 Strat through it the whole time. It has 4 or so stomp boxes in there. Great guitar amp.

I only bought it because my beloved DM12 had just a single part. It has been "resting" half the year now. I like to layer the Ti with my little JV1010.

I need to learn to split and layer the TI. I almost never use it with a computer, although it works fine with my macs. I have learned alot about making patches with it, and the DM12 was really good prep. The TI has just incredible range, way beyond the "Virus sound" many mention. It must be the most versatile hardware synth ever made. The only thing it flat out doesn't do is sample.

It's the last thing I would sell, although it would be a tough contest between my AP, Hammond and the TI. If reason prevailed the TI would stay.
How are you patching your Strat thru yours..? dod you use a DI or anything in the connection..? I've just bought a Strat and wouldn't mind trying some of this, and what do you mean 4 or 5 stomp boxes in there..?
Old 20th December 2020 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by fiddlestickz View Post
How are you patching your Strat thru yours..? dod you use a DI or anything in the connection..? I've just bought a Strat and wouldn't mind trying some of this, and what do you mean 4 or 5 stomp boxes in there..?
My strat goes straight into one of the inputs, then I set it for just that channel as input. (This is saved as a patch). Then you have a basic boost which distorts right in those settings, if you want it. Google virus TI input and you should see a couple of other switches which are right there, and might need a tweak. The manual goes over it in Config I think, without mentioning guitar. It's super simple though, and you would make it work with a little experimentation.

But the serious fun is in the distortion settings. Mint, Curry, Saffron, Onion, Pepper, and Chili are all modeled on specific famous stomp boxs IE "pedals", I forget which is which but you can search it out. Each of these has some really cool "knobs", which could be easily mapped to a FCB1010. These were a very late addition in the firmware updates.

I'm just learning guitar, so I don't bother with setting up a foot controller......yet

Any now I have my 'INPUT' patch, and I don't need to change anything, unless I want different. The delay, reverb, filters and many other things have strong effects on the guitar. The TI then is working as pre-amp as well, and out go my normal two channels into my mixer. It will go louder than I can stand. I'm pretty sure it would be awesome straight into headphones, but I have not tried that. My neighbors are not that close,

I am just using the guitar in single mode with drums from the RD-8, but I'm pretty sure you could make a multi and use the ARP to layer drums, bass, pad, whatever, and tweak those with guitar still live.

The TI stays in many studios just as an effect engine for other stuff. You could add "INPUT 2" and use the other input for an addtional instrument or mix.
Old 20th December 2020
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fiddlestickz's Avatar
🎧 5 years
Nice thanks, I'm also re learning guitar, can't put it down lately tbh enjoying it heaps..
Old 21st December 2020
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Derp's Avatar
🎧 10 years
The last TI update also has a speaker emulator, so you can do a full on fictional amp setup with the Virus. You can tell that home dude was getting ready to commit to Kemper modeling when he was working on it.
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