The Review is in German,
If you can’t read German then here is an English version in PDF format. Below is the Conclusion in English:
“I’m honestly surprised, how the Kontakt sampler has become a synthesizer here. Sure, the original Virus may certainly sound a bit punchier and has faster envelopes and of course not all the possibilities of the original can be given here. But hey, this is a soundlibrary! For Kontakt. And it sounds really good, behaves better and the sounds can be edited more extensively than in other VSTi synthesizers. And that with original samples of the Virus TI!
Sure you have to live with some limitations, for example, that you cannot fluently switch or fade between the waves or the slightly higher CPU load when starting to play with the by “Kosmos v2″ offered bag of tricks. But it is owed to the architecture of a sampler. Even if you get over the fact of working with a sampler sometimes, when playing around with “Infekted”.
Overall, I like the whole package really well. The sounds are certainly primarily usable for the colleagues of the electronic genre, but in my opinion that’s just what they are made for. From simple tight basses to complex ambient textures a lot can be found here, and most of all: can be created by yourself. Because the plenty of more than 500 sounds for “Kosmos v2″ only serves as basics. And not, as with many other libraries, as final product.
This all combined with the amazing abilities of the step sequencer named â€žKosmos v2â€œ. Superb.
Well, of course the price moves around the region of other complete sample libraries and may be higher than for some VSTi synth, but you get the almost identical sound of the original with extensive sound shaping possibilities. And you know the original cost you a lot more.
And to get the bow back to the introduction:
Yes, those who seek the sound of the virus will find it and will also be very well served here, with just a few drawbacks that arise from sampling, and of course the fact that not the pure waves and wavetables of the virus were sampled here.
And, yes again, I am â€žInfektedâ€œ ”