wagtunes wrote:I know there's no way to determine this, but I wonder what the breakdown is, genre wise, of people who buy and use Omnisphere. Do you think it's mostly cinema and TV folks?
Certainly its very popular for film / TV / games, but that's not necessarily just because its good for "filmic" type stuff. I think essentially it appeals most to people who are broad in what they use it for. Why I said to the OP it wasn't worth it in this case is that they only did one genre, and however varied that may or may not be, it'll likely still be a waste of 9/10ths of Omni.
Media users in general of course have very diverse requirements. Incidentally, this is different to workstation users - Omni users don't want it to be a jack of all trades, but rather that it excels in a lot of different areas, and is quick to find your way around and edit. You soon get into the habit of just reaching for Omni in a large range of cases, confident that it will do what you need well, and quickly (even more so with Trilian and / or Keyscape as well). Equally you know when NOT to use it - orchestral, realistic guitars etc.
So I'd guess that music producers in general are another large group of Omni users, at least producers who work across multiple genres. I reckon that's a useful if imperfect dividing line - if you do one kind of music, Omni makes little sense.