I had been planning to get either a Virus Desktop or a Virus Polar in the next few weeks, but I see a LOT of Virus owners say they routinely bounce or freeze their Virus tracks as a normal part of their workflow, whereas I consider those operations something you only do to free up CPU/improve performance.
I’ve also read that the Virus synths seem to work better with some DAWs than others (apparently there are/were some well-known issues with Ableton Live, for example).
So I’m curious- if you own a Virus synth, how well does it work with Cubase? Is there noticeable latency when tracking parts? This is my biggest concern; I generally don’t mouse parts in- I play them live. And I’m very sensitive to the latency between hitting the keys and hearing it in the headphones. On my current setup, I don’t feel any noticeable latency when playing VSTis with my keyboard controller, and there’s just a tiny but acceptable gap when playing external non-USB MIDI devices from the controller. I’ve never used a modern USB-based external synth.
I’m also curious whether there’s any sort of noticeable latency difference between controlling a TI Desktop from a MIDI controller versus playing the built-in keyboard of a Polar? I’m kind of leaning toward the Desktop since I only have room for one keyboard and I love my MPK49. But I’d get a Polar if I thought there would be a reasonable improvement in live performance.