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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With our built-in Patch / Multi Librarian, the user can manipulate banks as they like. Drag’n’drop patches / multis from one bank to another, rename patches / multis and store the desired bank to the synthesizer’s memory or pull banks from memory to librarian.
This is quite an extensive guide, so we want to walk you through every step one by one while trying to write everything down in a most-common way. So, get some coffee or tea and let’s begin!
p.s. Current Virus multi data does not contain data from individual parts. We are going to include this with our own “performance” data. Check our roadmap!
TIP #1: Always make sure that your multi or patch banks are not named such as: “this_is_the_ultimate_dance_and_trance_leads_mashup_bank_volume_2_of_5.mid”
I can tell you right now, that the plug-in and librarian is not going to like it and might even crash. Make sure to keep your patch names clean and simple. If you can not see the bank name extension in the librarian menu, revise the bank name to be less than 32 characters.
TIP #2: You can always create a set of sub folders in your Patches folder to organize your Banks better. See image below how I’ve organized my banks to keep them in tidy order. This way the Bank name does not exceed the suggested length.
Select Program with Double Click
Double clicking any item in the librarian program view, will send the slot data to the hardware temp memory. If you have Part 1 selected in the plug-in user interface and you double click slot 12 while in Patch mode, then slot 12 data will be sent to Part 1 in your Virus!
This will also update the plug-in interface, so it is in sync with the data on your Virus!
Select Program using Arrow keys from keyboard
You can also use Arrow keys from your computer keyboard to browse through different programs in the librarian view. Clicking arrow up while slot 1 is chosen, will choose slot 128 as a next slot. Using left arrow key while in slot 128, will choose slot 112 next and send it to hardware.
Note #1: this only works when you mouse cursor is on top of the upper or lower program view area.
Note #2: if you have chosen to browse in lower program view, then program from lower program view will be sent to hardware. Same applies to upper program view too, so if you are browsing programs in that view, then the corresponding data will be sent to hardware.
Note #3: This will also update the plug-in user interface with the program values.
Different Sections in Librarian User Interface
Left Patch / Multi Program View
 This is the main “edit” area of your active bank. What ever you edit in the upper bank view, can be stored later on. You can rename individual Patches / Multis, request data from hardware to the bank slots, Initialize Patches / Multis as you go and quickly get data from the plug-in user interface to the selected slot or store single data or whole bank to the hardware.
More details about the BANK EDIT functions and Right Click Menu functions below in this document.
NOTE #1 Once you start to manipulate the bank, DISCARD  button will appear between the bank names indicating that you’ve started your editing work.
NOTE #2 Once the Discard button appears, you can not change to different Librarian Mode  nor you can’t change to different bank with upper Patch / Multi bank menu  until changes are saved or discarded.
NOTE #3 You can still use the lower Patch / Multi bank menu  to browse other banks while the main edit area is locked! See details below.
Lower Patch / Multi Program View
 This is our “helping tool” bank view which allows you to view other bank contents while the main edit view is locked due to ongoing edits. You can copy selected slot Patch / Multi to clipboard and paste it on the main edit view. You can also drag’n’drop data from any slot to main edit view.
Learn more details about Copy & Paste and Drag’n’drop further below the document.
Previous & Next Bank buttons
You can quickly navigate to previous or next bank in the list by clicking the PREVIOUS  or NEXT  bank button.
Note #1 that both “views” have their own Previous / Next buttons.
Bank Select Menu
Clicking the Bank Name [1 / 2] opens up the popup menu which displays all the current Patch / Multi bank files based on your Librarian Mode selection. See details below the image.
NOTE #1 Bank Name  menu becomes inactive if bank has edits in it. Save changes or Discard edits in order to browse other banks in this area.
Librarian View / Operation Mode
LIBRARIAN VIEW  button allows users to toggle between Multi / Patch files in librarian view. Multis contain general info about all of the 16 parts. Like noted in the first section, multis does not contain any patch data. That is how Access made the multi format. We will change that in future to contain patches from all 16 as well. You can also toggle the mode from the main user interface PATCH / MULTI  button to toggle between the modes.
Search can the toggled on by clicking the Magnifying Glass . Name Field  will popup allowing you to to enter your search criteria. Search results will appear in the Lower Program View  if there are any.
NOTE #1 Search works based on character size. If the search term is less than 3 characters, search won’t give any results.
Set a desired REQUEST INTERVAL  for your request and write commands. Default is set to 300ms, but in some cases it might cause time out messages. If that is the case, then increase the Request Interval until requests succeed.
Note #1 When making requests to librarian, try not to interfere the MIDI flow by any means. This might cause unexpected results and could potentially freeze the plug-in until its forced to restart. Once the request process is ongoing, sit back for a few minutes 😎
Save Data To Slot
With SAVE DATA TO SLOT  you can quickly get data from the plug-in user interface to the librarian. Data will be requested from the selected part  and data will be put to an active slot  on main edit window. If lower program display is chosen, this function will not be available. Once the data is in the chosen librarian slot, you can then save the bank, rename the patch / multi or discard your changes.
Sync Data From HW
SYNC DATA FROM HW  does what it says. This will get all of the temp multi, parts (1-16) and system data from the synthesizer to the plug-in user interface. Once you’ve set your MIDI in and MIDI out you are better off to start with Sync Data from HW before you start to work with the interface in the first place.
The reason is quite simple; we need to get the current hardware status to the plug-in user interface to address control changes and MIDI messages to the right layers etc.
Push Data To HW
PUSH DATA TO HW  works like Total Recall but in manual mode. This will send the entire Multi data, all 16 parts patch data and the System settings to hardware.
This is useful when you open your project containing the plug-in but for some reason you’ve lost the MIDI interface along the way or if you open your project in another studio without the MIDI interface attached when you saved your work. You can choose different MIDI in and MIDI out and click Push Data to HW and you’ll get the sound in the Virus, regardless of the place you are at.
ABORT PROCESS  button will briefly appear when you make requests from hardware to plug-in user interface or when you send Patches / Multis to the hardware. If something in the hardware settings isn’t right and / or the process takes too long, you can Abort the process and start from beginning manually.
DISCARD  changes button will appear only when bank on the upper edit window has edits in it. This button will appear automatically, indicating that edit mode is “active”. You can discard any changes made to the bank if you are not happy with your bank edits.
NOTE #1 when button is visible, bank selection menu for the upper data view is not accessible unless you save your changes or discard your edits.
Browse Patches by Category
User can browse single Patches when Category Filter  is toggled on. After that, user can select the category they want to browse for.
When category  is chosen, lower patch view will show results  for the selected category. There can be several “banks” worth of category patches, which can be chosen from the bank select menu .