February 3, 2005
../ 2005 NAMM Report: Access
For many of us, the beautiful new Access Virus TI line was the
We've been drooling over the pictures of the new series for the last couple of
months, but witnessing the new line in person left us speechless. The Pølar TI
is absolutely gorgeous! From the blonde wood finish to the white LED's,
this new keyboard belongs in an art exhibit instead of on a keyboard stand.
The glowing Access logo on the back of the Pølar, similar to Apple's illuminated logo on the back of their laptops, is a sophisticated touch.
OK, OK, we get it, but most importantly, how does it sound? Well, when the beta software
wasn't crashing, it sounded fantastic.
The new TI can be soft and silky smooth, or it can be big and bad.
Some patches had the grit of the original Nord Lead 2, albeit inna Virus stylee, that will make techno producers wet
their pants. The software is currently in a beta cycle with plans to
ship the first units in two months. However, we probably won't
see the first units stateside until middle or late Spring.
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