All sounds are recorded pretty quiet and dry (no additional effects).
Clicks and pops in the clips are inherent in the instruments' signal paths.
These five clips are just a fragment of all my experiments on how to make a convincing
high strings sound with the Virus b. My conclusion is that this is the area where
the Virus doesn't excel. The problem seems to lie in the Virus' quality of oscillators.
Even with 21 oscillators of PWM waves (which normally sounds wider than plain saw waves)
the Virus' strings sound doesn't sound as wide as eight plain saw waves detuned unevenly on Reaktor.
Of which is not a surprise, since the Virus b offers as many features as the Q or the SuperNova
who use more DSP chips. The Virus doesn't seem to invest its DSP poower the most in the oscillators.
The Virus' mysterious clicks and pops seem to occur more often whenever there is a lot of processing going on
as you can hear in these clips. (Some calculations takes up much more DSP power than others.
Two classic expensive calcution examples are oscillators and reverbs.)
But that is perfect fine. For it's just one area that the Virus falls short. Nothing is perfect.
Nevertheless I still love the Virus as long as it can give me fat lead like this.
This is a cover of an oldie that I made for a contest
that's coming up. It's 100% Virus b.