Omnisphere 2.5 Released

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SLiC
KVRAF
3401 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:52 am

Go get it- its out!!!
FREE for all Omnisphere 2 users

Loos like an amazing free update, the best gets better!


Hardware Synth Integration!
New Hardware Library adds over 1,000 new patches for all users:
Over 14,000 Sounds total now included
Vastly Expanded Synthesis:
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
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KVRAF
6491 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 am

What’s this new shared signal path routing? Hoping that means several oscillators can go through a single filter.

Windows multitouch, cool. Didn’t expect that.
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KVRAF
6491 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:19 am

Oh wow, they finally added a waveform view for granular! Looks great! And a nice new sharp interface.
https://youtu.be/BypwhO0IDy0

Sounding good!
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KVRAF
3401 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:30 am

Its always nice when an update delivers 'more' than promised……

Its even nicer when its free, this would have been a paid 'V3' for many other companies….Some may think spectrasonics are expensive, but they are great value!
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aMUSEd
KVRAF
30716 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:47 am

I love their new smart update system

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KVRAF
6491 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:48 am

Still wondering what this routing thing is though. Can’t download until I buy a new computer. The video didn’t go into it.
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aMUSEd
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Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:29 am

Hardware Synth Integration!
I don't understand this feature. Does it just mean it can be controlled by hardware synths? I can control most plugins using my hardware synths already eg my Virus Ti has templates for plugins like Massive and FM8. I could easily make an Omnisphere template for it as well except for the fact that Omnisphere has so many params it's not practical, Komplete Kontrol/Kore do a better job of that because they can more easily break an interface down into sections.
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ATS
KVRAF
6363 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:30 am

aMUSEd wrote:
Hardware Synth Integration!
I don't understand this feature. Does it just mean they can be controlled by hardware synths? I can control most plugins using my hardware synths already eg my Virus Ti has templates for plugins like Massive and FM8.

most likely, Spectrasonics is really good at hyping things. Don't get me wrong, I love their products but they don't hold back the hype :)
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KVRAF
6491 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:55 am

ATS wrote:
aMUSEd wrote:
Hardware Synth Integration!
I don't understand this feature. Does it just mean they can be controlled by hardware synths? I can control most plugins using my hardware synths already eg my Virus Ti has templates for plugins like Massive and FM8.

most likely, Spectrasonics is really good at hyping things. Don't get me wrong, I love their products but they don't hold back the hype :)
This has been discussed to death. Watch any of the announcement videos. It’s doing more than midi learn, like instantiating effects when the equivalent effect is called on the hardware, or moving multiple parameters at once over specific ranges etc. the prophet x even lets you browse samples from hardware.

I’m not all that thrilled with the hardware thing. I mean it might be cool if you happen to have one of those ah thanand use omnisphere. But I’d rather they make some nice templates for midi controllers than actual synths with sounds in them already. Coolest thing would be a custom controller with as much as they can fit on it.
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PatchAdamz
KVRAF
4576 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:08 am

Excellent work from Spectrasonics :tu: :clap: :tu:

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jacqueslacouth
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916 posts since 18 Nov, 2004

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:14 am

aMUSEd wrote:I love their new smart update system
Really? Seems to be taking a bloody eternity here...

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zvenx
KVRAF
6968 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:19 am

Echoes in the Attic wrote:Still wondering what this routing thing is though. Can’t download until I buy a new computer. The video didn’t go into it.

Yes it is as you hoped/queried above.
Allows the layers to share a filter.
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aMUSEd
KVRAF
30716 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:28 am

jacqueslacouth wrote:
aMUSEd wrote:I love their new smart update system
Really? Seems to be taking a bloody eternity here...
Yes it is for me too today - large update and lots of demand I guess. But the whole system is very clever all the same.

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zvenx
KVRAF
6968 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:14 am

@aMUSEd, whilst you wait for the update to do its thing, you can watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsUDzWWQLyI

which answers "I don't understand this feature. Does it just mean they can be controlled by hardware synths? I can control most plugins using my hardware synths already eg my Virus Ti has templates for plugins like Massive and FM8."

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KVRAF
3401 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Omnisphere 2.5 Released

Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:18 am

aMUSEd wrote:
jacqueslacouth wrote:
aMUSEd wrote:I love their new smart update system
Really? Seems to be taking a bloody eternity here...
Yes it is for me too today - large update and lots of demand I guess. But the whole system is very clever all the same.
Just downloaded in less that 3 minutes for me...maybe they have beefed up the server!
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