The Virus b was introduced in late 1999. Since then, Access released countless software updates with feature addition such as the 3rd main oscillator, phaser, reverb and analog boost. The Virus b series was nominated by Future Music readers as the best hardware synth in 2000. Furthermore the German Keys magazine voted the Virus b series as best hardware synth in 2000 and 2001! The Virus b was discontinued in spring 2002 when we released the Virus c series.