It's a Virus!
By: Nick from Manchester, NH, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This little monster is metal and all the knobs and buttons feel very solid. I'm sure you could throw this around and not cause any damage, I wouldn't, but just saying!
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The best feature has got to be the VST and audio interface. The only thing I wish it had was another set of outputs, but you lose that with the Snow. Then again, I'm not going to spend another $1000 just for aux outputs.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
With the knobs and button access right on the front panel, it's very easy to use. It comes with a VST editor which makes things very simple and I would recommend using it even on the regular Virus TI and TI2. Nothing is more easier than having access to all parameters with the click of a button. Not to mention, you get access to the patch library with the editor. Simple!
How is the tone?
I have always been a fan of the Virus sound. I have had the KB, Indigo 2, and now the TI Snow. It is marketed as a VA and can mimic classic analog sounds easily, but I think it has a sound of its own. Honestly, I would rather have a Virus any day over any of the other synths on the market.
Was this item an overall good value?
If you're looking for a Virus TI and want to save a couple grand, I would definitely consider the Snow. It has almost all the same features as the Virus in a small and much cheaper package.