First released in 1997, the Virus was immediately adopted as the weapon of choice for tech-step luminaries such as Ed Rush & Optical (who named their label Virus in honour of the synth) and the No U Turn camp. These artists set about utilising the Virus’s awesome analogue-style oscillators and tactile controls to completely redefine the sound of drum ‘n’ bass.
Still hugely popular with DnB producers such as Alix Perez, the Virus’s latest incarnations are the Virus TI, Polar TI and Snow models, any of which sit permanently at the top of any DnB producer’s kit wish-list.
V is also for:
V Recordings: Bryan G’s legendary imprint that launched the careers of Roni Size, Die, and Krust back in its 1990s heyday, and is still going strong today.