Setup

To control Omnisphere using the Access Virus, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Using a MIDI cable, connect the Virus to your MIDI interface.

  • Set up the front panel controls to send MIDI CCs

  • Make certain your MIDI interface is configured as the input in the host software you’re using (DAW, Standalone, etc.)

  • Activate the Access Virus A Hardware Profile in Omnisphere 2.5 or higher.



FRONT PANEL SETUP

You can set up the DEFINABLE 1 and 2 knobs to control Effects Send and Noise level by following these steps:

  • Press CRTL and using the PARAMETER buttons go to the 1 DEFINABLE 1 Mode page.
  • Use the VALUE buttons to set it to MidiContrl.
  • Use the PARAMETER buttons go to the 1 DEF 1 MIDI page.
  • Use the VALUE buttons to set it to 12.
  • Use the PARAMETER buttons go to the 1 DEFINABLE 2 Mode page.
  • Use the VALUE buttons to set it to MidiContrl.
  • Use the PARAMETER buttons go to the 1 DEF 2 MIDI page.
  • Use the VALUE buttons to set it to 37.

HOST CONNECTION

Open your host (DAW, Standalone, etc.) and make sure the MIDI interface you’ve connected the Access Virus to is enabled as a MIDI input device.

Omnisphere Standalone Pro Tools


OMNISPHERE SETUP

Open Omnisphere and from the header select the HW menu button:

From the drop-down menu, select “Access Virus A” to activate that hardware profile.

Unassigned Controls

The following Virus A controls have no effect on Omnisphere:

  • Master Volume

Troubleshooting

Not working? Here are some things to try:

  • Make sure the MIDI Channel is set to Ch.1
  • Is the front panel of the Virus properly set up to send CCs?

As a last resort, you can reset all Global parameters to the factory defaults by doing the following (note that pressing the SINGLE button during this process will erase your custom presets):

  • Turn the unit’s power off
  • Hold down both of the LFO SHAPE 1 and LFO SHAPE 2 buttons while powering the unit on
  • Once the unit powers on, you will be given the option to erase or keep your custom presets.
  • To keep your presets intact but reset Global parameters only, press any button other than SINGLE for each prompt that appears.

SUPPORT

Still not working? More questions? 

Feel free to contact us directly and we can work with you: 

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