Everything you need to know about our plug-in install, setup steps, configuration and usage of various features
for Access VirusHC Editor & Librarian plug-in by Mystery Islands Music
v2.0.0 - 2020-10-10
Access VirusHC User Manual
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Functions of custom added controls
In this plug-in, we have included some handy custom controls and switches to make it easy for you to use the plug-in together with your Virus.
User Interface Size
You can adjust the plug-in user interface size with * 0,85 / * 1,15 / * 4K + zoom function. Click * 1,00  in the plug-in and choose a different size. Note that our graphics are not yet vector based, which means the plug-in will zoom the graphics making them a bit blurry if I may say so.
Basic user interface size is 1500 pixels by 757 pixels which is more than enough for modern setups.
You must reload your project / session in order to reload the plug-in graphics with new size option.
You can choose from different skins that suits your setup. Keep in mind that if you have multiple units, skin is applied to all units at once. Plug-in standard skin is set to Virus A, but you can choose from six different options with different color schemes.
- Virus A – Replicates the Virus A color scheme.
- Virus Classic – Virus Classic RED.
- Virus C – Replicates the Virus C color scheme.
- Indigo – Replicates the Virus Indigo color scheme.
- TI mk I – Replicates the 1st generation TI color scheme.
- TI mk II – Replicates the 2nd generation TI color scheme.
- TI Snow – Replicates the Virus TI Whiteout color scheme.
- VirusHC – Our original color scheme.
Global Settings / Multi Settings
When Multimode Mixer tab is open, you can view Global / Multi Settings from this view. You can view additional Global Settings when clicking through the horizontal buttons . Settings within tabs vary based on the selected model!
Extended Mixer View
When extended mixer view is activated, you get to control some extra parameters of each part from this view. View changes if selected model is set to “Virus TI-range”
Randomize takes effect on the currently selected part. See below for part selections.
With RANDOMIZE  button, you can trigger single part randomization.
Randomize takes effect on the currently selected part. See below for part selections.
TIP #1: To make the most out of Randomizer, use Section Locks  in conjuction with Randomizer to get better results. i.e. If your randomized Patch has a great Mixer & Filter settings, toggle on the Section Lock for those sections in order to prevent them being randomized! Read more about the Section Locks further below.
Request Data on Program Change
REQUEST DATA ON PROGRAM CHANGE  means that if the plug-in receives program / bank change message from MIDI input (plug-in MIDI input port or DAW gateway) or from plug-in program change (*1) buttons or, program is changed in the Program Number Display (*2) popup menu or bank is changed in the Bank Number Display (*3) menu, plug-in will initiate a Patch request from the Virus to the plug-in interface.
If this switch is toggled off, plug-in will only send the program change messages to the hardware but won’t request any data back. This is good in some cases where you might want to quick browse hardware patches.
(*1 See below for Program Change buttons) – (*2 See below for Program Number Display) – (*3 See below for Bank Number Display).
Program DEC / INC buttons (*1)
DEC  button will change to next program – INC  button will change to previous program. This will trigger MIDI Out message with appropriate program number based on the Program Number Display (*2) value. See above how it will behave when Request Data on Program Change is toggled on / off.
Program Number display / selection menu (*2)
Program Number Display  acts as a menu as well as a display to show the current Part Parch program number depending on the currently set mode. You can quickly navigate to different banks of programs without having to click DEC / INC buttons like crazy.
In default status, this popup menu will display program numbers in different banks of programs. See image below.
But things get exciting when you toggle on LIB CONTROL  switch: You can now view currently active Patch Bank patches being listed on the menu and browse them directly from the main UI!
We are going to cover more of the LIB CONTROL functions later in this manual.
Bank Number display / selection menu (*3)
Bank Number Display  acts as a menu as well as a display to show the current Part Patch bank number. You can navigate to different banks based on your selected Virus model. If your model is set to below Non-TI, the bank menu does not have as many options as when TI-range is set to current model. This is because Virus TI’s have a lot bigger memory capacity than Legacy models. When Request Data On Program Change  is toggle on, this popup menu will display bank numbers available to browse. See image below.
Like with Program Number Display, Bank Number Display  will behave completely different when LIB CONTROL  is toggled on. You can now view all available Patch Banks located in Patches folder.
Library Control On Program Change switch
Library Control On Prog Change  switch allows you to take control of your library patches with incoming program changes via MIDI or with the plug-in user interface DEC / INC buttons and Bank Number Display / Program Number Display menus.
If the Library Control On Prog Change switch is toggled on and you send a program change message from your master keyboard / controller to the plug-in, it will send the corresponding program from the librarian to the hardware – isn’t that just neat?!
You can also quickly view the banks located in your Patches folder and programs contained in the current bank with the Bank / Program Control Displays. See above for instructions.
Note #1 Patches are sent to the hardware only to the currently selected part.
Note #2 If the program change message is received from MIDI channel 4 and none of your parts are set to channel 4, no action will be taken.
Note #3 If the program change message is received from MIDI channel 1 and two or more parts are set to channel 1, no action will be taken. Change the MIDI channel temporarely to different value.
Part Select Buttons  are normal feature of the Virus, which will change the current Part of the synthesizer. Based on the currently set Part, data from the plug-in user interface will be sent to it. i.e. if you move Filter Cutoff from the UI while Part 1 is selected, then Filter Cutoff in the Part 1 of the synth will change.
Each part has it’s own set of Parameters  – These parameters are spread over to five different tabs .
Patch Librarian  tab allows you to send, request, store and manipulate your patch and multi banks. Read more about patch / multi librarian functions in its own section.
Patch Name display
Patch Name Display  is individual per part. There is 16 different parts, so in the left “mini mixer” view we can see all part names. You can also rename each part patch by clicking the name. After renaming is done, current part patch will be sent to corresponding Virus part. There is also part patch name display in the “main” display area on the top, but user can not change name from there.
Multi Name display
Multi Name Display  can be viewed and changed in “Multimode Mixer” view. Current Multi program data will be sent to the hardware after the name is changed or if it is changed at all.
We added functionality to lock certain sections of the plug-in to prevent changes up on part program changes. If you find a perfectly adjusted filter or lfo modulation you can lock the section to keep those settings while browsing other patches.
You are able to lock any of the sections which has the LOCK [2-7] symbol in it – There are more locks available in the other tabs too!
LOCK  locks the entire part. There are individual locks for each part.
RELEASE ALL LOCKS  button allows you to release all of the locks with one click. This is ideal if you have overlooked your layers and data is being transmitted back and forth even if you don’t want that. When any of the locks is toggled on, it will change the lock image .
Note #1 While you have sections locked, there will double the amount of SysEx traffic in the MIDI stream due to the fact that the plug-in has to send the ”locked” info back to hardware after the patch is requested. If you scroll patches from librarian, then the data stream is normal.
Additional TI menus, buttons and functions
When you have Virus TI-range synth in use, there are extra menus, buttons and features waiting for you. Just select Virus TI  as your model and new items [2-5] will be drawn to the user interface. More features are shown to the user on FX / Settings #1 and #2 tabs. More Modulation matrix sources and destinations etc.
This is one of the best features we can think about our plug-in, total recall. It does what it says: recalls your saved session data from the plug-in user interface to your synthesizer, without the need of doing it manually! It is all automated, as long as you have the same MIDI device hooked into your setup as it was when saving the project.
It there are any trouble with the total recall, please check below for further instructions how to Push Data to HW manually.
Possible reasons for failure of total recall are that the MIDI interface is no longer in the system, or it is hooked into a different USB port.
Plug-in update does not fully support the previous version data package. There is a work-around for that as well, so be sure to check out our knowledge base for more details about that.