|Originally posted by alanzo |
I wonder if they're stopping production? I doubt it, they do a run when enough orders come in, maybe it will just take a very long time. You should have just gotten one on ebay ... they're always one in great condition there. I just hope the virus is worth it for you.
I have no information that they are stopping production, but the guy at Alesis I talked to was pretty matter of fact about it. Kind of rude actually, as if they were doing ME a favor. Very put off, to say the least.
I tend to avoid eBay when possible. I don't really like buying things used if I can get them new. Too risky and been burned too many times.
The Virus is great. I'm really happy I got it already. The combination of analog bass and FX from the LP combined with the Virus has already saved one track for me. I've been very impressed with the sound, really. It's got a big sound right out of the box. It fits perfectly into a mix when used properly, and its really been hassle free so far. I can work with it just like a Software Instrument and that is a huge plus.
I explained it to someone like this: The Andy is like the Ferrari of synths, its fantastic and one-of-a-kind, but rare, expensive and hard to get. You only want to take it out when the weather is nice and you can park it at the back of the lot. The Virus is more like a Mercedes, it is not quite a Ferrari, but its nice enough and I can drive it to work every day.
I may look into one again sometime in the future, but I want to be careful about getting too much outboard hardware at one time I'm a big believer in keeping it simple. Too many options can become a distraction rather than an advantage.
Last edited by Eric J on Nov-02-2009 at 00:27