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Quick Overview

The Virus TI2 Darkstar features a fully-fledged Virus TI sound engine in a compact and stylish housing with Aluminum side panels. Colors aside, it is virtually identical to a Virus TI Polar. The 37 keys "synth action" Keyboard has a beautiful feel to it, allowing for both fast runs and dynamic playing.

Join the league of shadows

If Darth Vader and Batman's über-enemy Bane would form a band, this would be their ultimate stage synth. The industry Gun Metal style finish would make any Terminator's mom proud. Finally, the evil-eye style LEDs and the blood red logo light on the back scare king cobras away.

The Darkstar is based on a Virus TI Polar. The technical specifications are identical to the Virus TI Polar 2009, the color scheme of the housing does differ, as you can see.

The Gun Metal look, wood and aluminium are the main ingredients for the special edition. Perform with a Darkstar and you can be assured that your presence on stage will not fade into the void.

Come over to the dark side, resistance is futile.


Classic signature sound

Even though the Virus is truly multi-talented instrument with great range, you still instantly know it when you hear a it in a production. That’s because we really "get" synthesizer basics: outstanding oscillators, amazing filters and breathtaking effects.

Every part, even in multi-mode, comes with its own chain of independent effects (including reverb and delay). The massive voice count makes it possible to stack even complex sounds for the first time without breaking a sweat.


The beauty of being different

Virtual analog oscillators aside, the Virus TI offers an extensive range of musically exciting tonal building blocks. From wavetables, to hypersaw, to grain- and formant table oscillators, every single one was created with complete attention to detail, commitment to innovation, and a passion for musical potential.

That’s why the Virus TI can sound like a burning race bike on its way to hell or a choir of genetically enhanced tooth fairies. It’s just limited by your imagination.



An audio effect in the Virus' effect section which allows you to shred live audio using the keyboard. Every key represents a different loop length from 1/2 note to microscopically short phrases. Furthermore, your modulation wheel becomes a DJ style cross fader, the pitchwheel re-pitches the incoming audio in realtime and the whole FX section can be used to truly mangle the signal.


A simple idea that changed the entire game

Since the arrival of software based sequencers and audio plug-ins, the production of electronic music has vastly changed. That's why we invented Total Integration which enables you to use your Virus TI hardware synthesizer just as you would use a software plug-in. Enjoy the raw horsepower and sound quality of a high end hardware synthesizer without taxing the CPU of your sequencer workstation. Total integration has the added benefit of storing your sounds directly in the project file, eliminating the need for sysex dumps and sound mismatch problems. Lastly, the technology allows sample accurate timing-- a first in the world of hardware synths.


The Best Of Both Worlds

Total Integration allows you to stream audio from the Virus TI directly to an audio channel. The benefits are obvious: crystal clear sound, sample accurate timing instead of a sloppy midi connection and total recall. All of the synth's controls are fully functional and automation is seamlessly simple. Once you work with Total Integration, you will wonder how you ever tolerated the old ways of working, between cable problems, messy MIDI message editing, loose timing, and lost sounds. Total Integration is a complete revolution in a single technology.



Reduce Your Stress Levels

How many times have you opened an old project or song only to realise that the presets required are no longer available in the user memory of your synth? Or perhaps you had edited a patch to accommodate the specific requirement of a different song, only to discover that the change adversely affects your other works. "Total recall" puts an end to these troubles once and for all by automatically saving all patches and settings used in your song right within the project file. You are free to change any of the Virus' onboard sounds -- RAM or even ROM -- with zero chance of this causing problems later.


Get Organised

Virus Control is a comprehensive patch editor with a powerfully flexible browser. Managing thousands of patches becomes much less of a chore with categories and sophisticated search function, plus easy drag-and-drop style patch management. Virus Control truly accelerates the search for the right sound. The software automatically syncs with any connected Virus TI, eliminating hassle of data management. Your job is only to focus on what you were here first for: creating music.


Refine Your Music

The hassle of 1980s MIDI production is the last thing anyone wants. That's why modern producers so enjoy the ease and power of plug-in effects and automation. Total Integration facilitates modern production techniques by streaming audio from the Virus TI directly into your favorite DAW, enabling you to refine the sound coming out of the Virus with your choice of plug-ins. In difference to less-developed USB-powered synths, the Virus is able to stream discreetly directly into our Virus Control plug-in instead of arriving at the audio inputs of the audio interface. Automation is just as easy, with control lanes for sound parameters at your fingertips.

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