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Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5

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Quick Overview

This is the first v2.5 of any Spectrasonics instrument and it's truly a gigantic one!

 

The Next Level of Synthesis is Here 
With Omnisphere 2.5

Omnisphere v2.5 Free Update Features:

Hardware Synth Integration allowing intuitive control of Omnisphere with supported synths

Now with over 14,000 Sounds!

New Hardware Library adds over 1,000 new patches for all users

Vastly Expanded Synthesis Engine

Four Layers per patch

Doubled Mod Matrix

Over 100 New Wavetables

New State Variable Filters

8 LFOs, 12 Envelopes

New Hi-res, Resizable Interface

New Granular Layout

Improved Live Mode Page

New Shared Signal Path routing

New System Tuning/Scale functions

Windows Multitouch support

FREE for all Omnisphere 2 users!

And many more amazing features 

 

Hands-on Control From Your Hardware Synths

Spectrasonics has announced a major update of their flagship software synthesizer Omnisphere®. With version 2.5 now available as a FREE update for registered users, Omnisphere becomes the first software synth in the world to offer a Hardware Synth Integration feature, which transforms well-known hardware synthesizers into extensive, hands-on controllers for unlocking Omnisphere's newly expanded synthesis capabilities.

Simply put, this ground-breaking new feature makes using Omnisphere feel just like using a hardware synth! The update also features a newly announced hi-resolution interface, support for Windows Multitouch, new Granular Synthesis capabilities and a stunning new sound library of over 1000 brand new sounds, bringing the total number of included sounds to over 14,000. Please see the bottom of the email for a list of currently compatible synths.

 

Power Synth Omnisphere

We are proud to announce a major new version of our award-winning Power Synth Omnisphere® - which includes a host of new features, in particular a new interactive interface called “The Orb” offering stunning real-time synthesis manipulation capabilities, along with many deeply expanded additions to the synthesis engine and user interface. The update also includes many important user-requested features such as the new 5-Column Browser view and support for polyphonic aftertouch. The new version also includes a significant update to the factory patch library - 780 brand new patches which take advantage of all the new sound design capabilities and brings the total number of included sounds to over 8,000.

 

Expanded Synthesis

Omnisphere 1.5 includes new and expanded synthesis capabilities, with newly designed “zoom” interface views for Harmonia, Waveshaper and Granular synthesis areas. Harmonia can create extremely rich sounds by adding up to 10 oscillators per patch with new independent modulation possibilities on each oscillator. The Waveshaper now includes more extreme sound mangling capabilities with the new polyphonic “Crusher” and “Reducer” modules, which include ‘Animation’ and ‘Force’ parameters that can all be modulated. Omnisphere's Granular synthesis area has been made significantly more powerful by including new ‘Speed’ and ‘Position’ modes, which create dramatic polyphonic shifts through the audio and time spectrums. At the center of the Granular Zoom interface is a new real-time ‘Granular Visualizer’ showing a colorful graphic model of the effect of parameter edits, all of which makes Omnisphere's complex Granular synthesis easier to understand and more fun to use.

 

The Orb

The innovative “Orb” feature of Omnisphere 1.5 is both a remarkable sound manipulation tool and an intuitive performance interface — it can be thought of as a ‘circular controller.’ Now with a single click of the mouse, the user can instantly customize the sound. Best of all, the Orb automatically works with every patch a user has, there’s no setup necessary.

The user simply moves the Orb cursor with a mouse, a MIDI controller or in the case of an iPad, with fingers directly on the Orb itself. As the Orb moves around the concentric circles, it morphs between automatically generated parameter scenes in Omnisphere’s STEAM engine in a highly intelligent and musical manner — all patch dependent — manipulating the sound in subtle or radical ways appropriate to that particular patch. If the user doesn’t like what the Orb has created, a complete new set of manipulations can be chosen by simply rolling the “Dice” button, which instantly creates a brand new group of intelligent sonic modifications and effects to try. There’s no limit to how many serendipitous sonic variations the “Dice” can create – opening up the vast power of the STEAM engine to every user, regardless of synthesis knowledge.

For advanced synthesists seeking maximum flexibility, the Orb can also be setup manually and used as a new modulation source in Omnisphere’s sophisticated Mod Matrix.

The Inertia slider of the Orb allows the user to create a ‘movement trail’ after letting go of the Orb, just like a ball might roll and bounce off the walls of a circular enclosure, adding a musical symmetry to the “performance” of an Orb interaction. Users can also Record their performance movements directly into the Orb and play the performance back in sync with their controller or host. The Orb’s movements and sonic results are saved within the patch, multi or the host’s session for later recall. The movement of the Orb can also be automated in the users host.

The ideal control surface for Omnisphere’s new ‘Orb’ is the multi-touch interface of the simultaneously announced “Omni TR” iPad app, but the Orb can also be used with standard mice, trackpads and MIDI controllers.

 

Hands-On Expression

Omnisphere 1.5 includes support for Spectrasonics new “Omni TR” iPad app, which provides wireless multi-touch performance control over the instruments. Alternate controllers that send multiple simultaneous MIDI channels have improved handling with the new “Clone Part” feature, making it easier to edit with multichannel systems like Guitar synths and the Eigenharp™ controller. Omnisphere 1.5 also adds support for MIDI keyboards and devices that send polyphonic aftertouch. A special new MIDI Learn mode enables hardware controllers that send a single channel to have all of their learned knobs, sliders and switches affect any parts currently selected in Live Mode – making Omnisphere even more intuitive when controlled from a hardware synth such as a Moog Little Phatty™.

 

Features

Innovative “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 brand new patches created by renowned 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

 

FREE update for all registered users of Omnisphere!

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