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Spectrasonics Omnisphere

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Spectrasonics has released a major new version of Omnisphere, which includes a new interactive interface called “The Orb” and many additions to the synthesis engine and user interface.

Here’s what’s new:

  • New “Orb” ‘circular sound manipulation’ interface with Motion Recording and “Dice” button for infinite variations and one-touch sound customization
  • Expanded Synthesis capabilities:
    • Harmonia: New zoom page shows all Harmonia parameters per layer adding up to 10 oscillators per patch with new independent modulation options for Levels and Fine Tuning on each Harmonia oscillator.
    • Waveshaper: New zoom page with extreme new processing modules including polyphonic ‘Crusher’ and ‘Reducer’ sections with ‘Force’ and ‘Animation’ controls that can all be modulated.
    • Granular Synthesis: New ‘Speed’ and ‘Position’ modes. New zoom page with new ‘Granular Visualizer’ showing a graphic model of the effect of parameter edits which makes Granular synthesis easier to use.
  • Patch Library Update: 780 new patches created by the Spectrasonics sound development team gives Omnisphere over 5,000 patches and 8,000 total included sounds.
  • New 5-Column Browser view displays more sound categories and attributes simultaneously
  • Support for new Omni TR iPad app
  • New “Most Recent” Browser sorting option
  • Added support for MIDI devices which send polyphonic aftertouch
  • New ‘Clone Part’ feature allows easier editing/setup with multichannel MIDI controllers
  • New MIDI Learn hardware control mode follows Live Mode selection
  • Modulation Envelope points can be key-command snapped to semitone when modulating pitch
  • User-assignable Legato Interval rule added

“Our goal for Omnisphere has always been to make it the ‘best of both worlds’ – awesome sounds and a dream instrument for sound design,” says Eric Persing, Founder of Spectrasonics. “As longtime synth geeks ourselves, we are just as excited as our customers to see how Omnisphere is growing and evolving as a synthesis platform. We’re really looking forward to hearing how our users explore the new sonic worlds this version opens up.”

Best of all – it’s a free upgrade for Spectrasonics Omnisphere owners.

Here’s what’s new. Read more…

 

Spectrasonics has released Omni TR (Touch Remote) –  a free app that’s designed to turn an iPad into a performance-oriented, remote control surface for Spectrasonics Omnisphere software synthesizer,  running on a Mac or Windows PC.

Omni TR offers wireless two-way communication, multi-touch patch selection, remote browsing and editing of Patches and Multis, and an control feature called the Orb. Read more…