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Access Virus Editor Make The Connection (EN) Chapter 3

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

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v3.0.0 - 2022-April-25


You can control which messages gets processed and which do not. Open Advanced MIDI Settings window by clicking ADVANCED MIDI SETTINGS [1] button (bottom left corner) in the plug-in user interface.

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You can block messages being processed from DAW or from the Synthesizer itself. Settings seen in the image below are default values.

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Advanced Incoming MIDI settings

Allow certain MIDI messages to pass into plug-in / application processor within Incoming MIDI setting section. Green check mark means it will be processed and when there is no check mark, it will be bypassed. Process DAW messages [1] and Process Hardware messages [2] has their own set of data “filters” [3-9] available as follows:

  • [3] Control Changes
  • [4] Program Changes
  • [5] Note Messages
  • [6] Pitch Bend
  • [7] Poly Aftertouch
  • [8] Channel Aftertouch
  • [9] System Exclusive
  • [10] Part LEDs tracks incoming MIDI and SysEx messages
    When green check mark is on, incoming data from DAW and Hardware ports is monitored and LED indicator will flash when data is coming in. When check mark is off, outgoing data is being monitored.
    Check LEDs Off function to disable.

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Note #1: If you disable Control Changes and System Exclusive messages from Hardware port, your plug-in / application might stop responding to hardware knob movements completely.
Note #2: In Standalone Application use, Remote Keyboard MIDI Input data is handled in Process DAW messages section.

Advanced Outgoing MIDI settings

In Outgoing MIDI settings section, you can adjust few options to fine tune the plug-in / application behavior.

Send all MIDI data from Plug-in ( / Application):

  • Directly to Hardware [1] = Send all MIDI related command directly to hardware from the MIDI output port.
  • With attempt to match DAW buffer setting [2] = experimental attempt to sync with DAW time.
    • Manual Buffer [3] = Displays the DAW buffer size – Use the -/+ knob [4] to fine tune.
  • Disable Total Recall [manual data sync] [5] = If you don’t want the plug-in / application to push the data to your Virus up on launch, then Check this option.

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Randomizer Trigger and amount functions are handled later in the manual.

MIDI Clock (experimental)

We are experimenting to add general MIDI clock to the plug-in / applications by standard feature. This might crash on some systems on a specific setups, so be cautious when using it.

Check Send Sequencer Start / Stop Commands [1] if you want to send MTC start and stop commands.
Check Send Continuous MIDI Clock information [2] if you want to sync MIDI clocked Effects and Arpeggiator to plug-in / application tempo information.

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Note #1: The clock with the plug-in / application might be inaccurate, so if you have another solution to sync clock information from your DAW to the hardware, use that instead.


There are two ways of fetching DATA from the Virus to the plug-in / application user interface.

Method #1: Click button “SYNC DATA FROM HW [1]” from the main user interface.

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Method #2: Open PATCH LIBRARIAN [1] view and click “SYNC DATA FROM HW [2]”.

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This command will request Multi data, which includes individual parts, and it will also request global data from the Virus to the user interface.

Once the request command is completed, plug-in / application control display will indicate “Data request completed!”.

TIP #1: Be patient and do not disturb the data flow with any knob movements or so. This will ensure the data packages are being sent and received as expected and you are not going to receive any SysEx error messages!

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