VirusHC User Manual - Register the plug-in via Bank Edit menu

Access Virus Editor Getting Started (EN) Chapter 2

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Everything you need to know about our plug-in install, setup steps, configuration and usage of various features

for Access Virus Editor & Librarian plug-in by Mystery Islands Music

v3.0.0 - 2021-October-26


Prepare your Synthesizer to work with the Plug-in

The following content is critical in order to make the communication functional between the plug-in and the synthesizer:

  • Make sure you have direct connections between your Virus and your DAW with MIDI or USB (Virus TI).
    • Virus MIDI out to MIDI device MIDI in.
    • MIDI device MIDI out to Virus MIDI in.
  • Make sure your Virus is powered up and double check your MIDI connections.
  • In order to work properly, use USB or MIDI only with your Virus TI.

Virus legacy models Setup Instructions

Use parameter buttons to find and value buttons adjust following parameters:

  • MIDI DUMP RX = Enable.
  • Global Channel = 1 (or something else you prefer).
  • Panel = Int+Midi.
  • SoftThru = Off.
  • ArpeggSend = your choise.
  • ClockRx = your choise.
  • MidiVolume = Dis.
  • ProgChange = Ena.
  • MultiPrgChg = Dis.
  • DeviceId = 1. (VERY IMPORTANT).
  • MIDI Control LoPage = Contr.
  • MIDI Control HiPage = SysEx.
  • Pure Tuning = your choice.
  • System Master Tune = your choice.
  • System Arpeggiator = your choice.
  • System Delay = your choice.
  • System MemProtect = Off.

Virus TI-range Setup Instructions

Use parameter buttons to find and value buttons adjust following parameters:

  • Knob Behavior -> Target = Internal+MIDI.
  • Global Tuning -> Master Tuning = your choice.
  • Global Tuning -> Pure Tuning = your choice.
  • System 1 / 5 -> All Delays = your choice.
  • System 1 / 5 -> All Reverbs = your choice.
  • System 2 / 5 -> All Arpeggiators = your choice.
  • System 2 / 5 -> All EQs = your choice.
  • System 3 / 5 -> skip.
  • System 4 / 5 -> Mem Protect = Disabled.
  • System 4 / 5 -> LCD Contrast = your choice.
  • System 5 / 5 -> skip.
  • MIDI 1 / 3 -> Global Channel = your choice.
  • MIDI 1 / 3 -> Soft Thru = Off.
  • MIDI 1 / 3 -> MIDI Device ID = 1. (VERY IMPORTANT).
    (if you have multiple units, make sure they don’t have same Device ID).
  • MIDI 2 / 3 -> Arp Note Send = your choice.
  • MIDI 2 / 3 -> MIDI Clock = your choice.
  • MIDI 2 / 3 -> MIDI Volume = Disabled.
  • MIDI 3 / 3 -> Program Change = Enabled.
  • MIDI 3 / 3 -> Multi Prog. Change = Disabled.
  • Receive MIDI Dump -> Receive Dump = Enable.
  • Transmit MIDI Dump -> Skip.
  • MIDI Control -> Page A = Controller Data.
  • MIDI Control -> Page B = SysEx.

In case you might need it, check more detailed instructions with some images and video!

Now you can click Exit and move to next step!

Prepare your DAW for the Plug-in

Check configuration guide for your system below. Setting MIDI Devices is important as well as the relevant DAW guide listed below it.

Config Guide Date Online PDF
Setting MIDI Devices 12-Jan-2021 View Download
Ableton Live 08-Mar-2021 View Download
Apple Logic Pro 08-Mar-2021 View Download
AVID ProTools with Blue Cat's PatchWork 16-Mar-2021 View Download
Bitwig Studio 14-Mar-2021 View Download
Cockos Reaper 14-Mar-2021 View Download
Image-Line Fruity Loops Studio 10-Mar-2021 View Download
MOTU Digital Performer 12-Mar-2021 View Download
PreSonus Studio One 10-Mar-2021 View Download
Reason Studios Reason 12-Mar-2021 View Download
Renoise 17-Mar-2021 View Download
Steinberg Cubase Pro 11-Mar-2021 View Download
Universal Audio LUNA N/A View Download

Insert the plug-in into your project

First Run / Plug-in Scan

After reading the configuration guide for Setting MIDI Devices and configuration guide for your DAW, we can safely open the plug-in in our DAW and start the plug-in scanning process.

If the plug-in scan fails, please open the Editor LOG file and check if it ends to reading a patch file like this:

PATCH LIBRARIAN: loaded file C:\Users\yourUserName\Documents\Mystery Islands Music\[PLUGIN NAME]\Patches\Soundset X.mid

If that is the case, move the Soundset X.mid to another location and try to scan the plug-in again. If it fails again, redo the process until the scan is successful. There might be several soundsets which are not compatible with the plug-in for some reason – If you would like us to figure the issue out, head down to our forums and start a new thread. From there you can do private reply to your own message with the soundset attached and so we can investigate it.

Register plug-in with license.key

First of all, we couldn’t be happier that you have decided to support our long journey of coding this plug-in, constantly improving it and drawing the graphics ourselves! THANK YOU.

Registered owners can enjoy the full advantages of the plug-in, like:

  • Plug-in parameters can be automated directly from your DAW.
  • Librarian is fully functional and allows full editing possibilities.
  • Total Recall: Once you open your project after your last session, all the the data used in your previous session will be automatically sent to your synthesizer.
  • Lifetime free support and lifetime free updates!

If you purchased plug-in license from our store, you can download the license.key from page after you login.

Once the license download is finished, make sure it is called “ license.key “, not “ license.key.txt “.

Download, unzip and run the FULL version installer from before you proceed.

Manually placing the license.key

If you have plug-in inserted to your project, now it is time to delete the track / plug-in instance from your DAW.

Move the license.key manually to plug-in data folder (see location mentioned on page 9). Before you continue, check and make sure the license is called license.key ! If all is good, you can now re-insert your plug-in to your DAW. Image below from macOS.

VirusHC User Manual - Placing the license.key manually

Virus Editor User Manual – Placing the license.key manually

Register plug-in from User Interface

Once you’ve installed the FULL version and you have your plug-in user interface opened, enter Patch Librarian [1], click Bank Edit [2] and choose Register Plugin [3] from the menu once you open the plug-in in your DAW for the first time.

VirusHC User Manual - Register the plug-in via Bank Edit menu

Virus Editor User Manual – Register the plug-in via Bank Edit menu

A file dialog will popup and you must navigate to the downloads folder and select the license.key from there.

After you have chosen the license.key, remove the plug-in instance from your DAW and insert it again. Plug-in display should now indicate “REGISTERED” in the top right corner.

IF the plug-in shows “** DEMO VERSION **” you haven’t installed the FULL version yet or you might have the plug-in installed in several locations! Check solution from Troubleshooting section.

[macOS] Filter incoming MIDI data from physical port

I would like to point out that in order to prevent duplicate MIDI data flow passing to our plug-in, take a good look at your DAW user guide how to filter or block MIDI messages from external devices.

Here is an example: I’m using JP-8080 and JP-80×0 plug-in in my project. If I move a Filter Cutoff slider from the synthesizer, it will send MIDI out data to physical MIDI device. Now, from there, your DAW will process this message and pass it into your record / monitor enabled track if it is not blocked / filtered. We don’t need this data to pass thru twice since we are going to open the physical ports in the plug-in user interface. I hope that made sense 🤨


[Windows] Disable physical MIDI ports from your DAW

One of the most important things, especially on Windows platform is that you disable your physical MIDI ports which are used to connect your synthesizer from your DAW settings and make sure that the ports are not used within your DAW at all! If the port is used inside your DAW and you try to assign MIDI input / MIDI output in the plug-in, it will crash hard and you might lose your work!

Links above for DAW Configuration Guides.

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