Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

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Slaapstadseun
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159 posts since 9 Jan, 2011

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:17 pm

So Omnisphere 2.5 is great, especially for people who own hardware synths - or at least , one of the 'preset' hardware synths. But like many others, I have not had a hardware synth for years, and I don't intend getting one soon.
Still, the extra 2 layers are a huge improvement to Omnisphere, and also all the new waveforms and other new goodies.
It is just awesome to see a 10-year old product still being developed and improved. Omnisphere is expensive, but a brilliant long-term investment.

I have always wished that Omnisphere had more than only one arpeggiator. Imagine being able to route layers A and C to the arp, but not B or D, or various combinations along those lines. (and yes, I know about Multis but that would be cumbersome).

What do you wish Omnisphere 3 would have? We know someone from Spectrasonics lurks here, so let's feed them some ideas for the next version.

dark water
KVRian
1245 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:23 pm

More nature sounds.
Definitely some badgers and otters.
Not a big fan of voles though.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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15249 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:26 pm

For me: Fully flexible/scaleable MPE mapability available at layer and global level :tu:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:35 pm

I also concur with arp's at layer/source level :tu:
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dark water
KVRian
1245 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:51 pm

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
dark water wrote:More nature sounds.
Definitely some badgers and otters.
Not a big fan of voles though.
:hihi:

It's already been requested on many occasions. Unfortunately, Diego Stocco is known for random episodes of pyromania (The piano was never intended to be burned), and so they no longer risk sampling small animals or children.

True story :tu:
:o
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:03 am

nm
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layzer
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Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:16 am

10 times more presets
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Caine123
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6103 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:48 am

A superior granular section! And more arps.
Randomizer options for env, arps, msegs
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:55 am

Caine123 wrote:A superior granular section! And more arps.
Randomizer options for env, arps, msegs
Randmomiser in conjunction with the preset locking would be fantastic, and probably finally get me to upgrade from Omni(1) :tu:

Also, drag 'n' drop sample import to the granular page (Pretty sure you mentioned it somewhere)

noiseboyuk
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2872 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:01 am

My most tediously predictable post in my long tedious posting history...

BETTER TAGGING. And a really good tag editor.

I know that's not exactly enough to sell a whole version 3, but aside from glitches it's really the only thing I'd really want changed. Because its a lazy Sunday morning here I'm going to briefly outline the case against:

Since they broke all hope of third party libraries being able to follow Spectrasonics standards in Omni 2, they might as well now just throw it all up in the air and start again. 9,500 patches is fantastic, but if you can't find one it might as well not be there. The tagging system is so impenetrably unwieldy, its near-impossible to successfully search and get a comprehensive set of results. A big part of the problem is the highest level of the hierarchy - these aren't tags but fixed folders, and you have to choose one. That would be ok if they didn't all overlap - its possible to have a patch that fits into ARP+BPM, Distortion, Retro Land, Synth Short, Synth Mono and Synth Bass and likely more besides, but you can only pick the one. Spectrasonics don't seem to understand the difference between a noun and an adjective. Then you have thousands of needless tags that are stupid sub divisions of specific categories, such as Bells Analog and BPM Analog. Why not just have one Analog tag, one Bells tag and one BPM tag and select all you need? This mad proliferation of specific subtypes in Omni 2 fundamentally doesn't seem to understand how tags work, and makes it really unwieldy.

But they also need to throw a frickin bone to those of us with third party devs and our own libraries, and give us a really smart tag editor that could batch translate old and new patches. If they want to rename Synth Pluck to Synth Short - as they have in 2.5 - that breaks everyone else's compatibility. Again. So a batch translator would be necessary, and would probably help them internally sort themselves out too.

Other than all that, a couple of randoms:

Maybe another really well modelled analogue filter or two wouldn't hurt
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beely
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1707 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:08 am

*cough*Stylus RMX2*cough*

Caine123
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6103 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:12 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Caine123 wrote:A superior granular section! And more arps.
Randomizer options for env, arps, msegs
Randmomiser in conjunction with the preset locking would be fantastic, and probably finally get me to upgrade from Omni(1) :tu:

Also, drag 'n' drop sample import to the granular page (Pretty sure you mentioned it somewhere)
yeah this would be awesome with lock feature!!!!

@granular, yes this is cumbersome :/ i know only 1-2 clicks but granular lives from experimenting and i dont want to import but just try out and then save the sample&preset and not import my 10000000000000000 wav files ;D
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:21 am

Caine123 wrote:
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Caine123 wrote:A superior granular section! And more arps.
Randomizer options for env, arps, msegs
Randmomiser in conjunction with the preset locking would be fantastic, and probably finally get me to upgrade from Omni(1) :tu:

Also, drag 'n' drop sample import to the granular page (Pretty sure you mentioned it somewhere)
yeah this would be awesome with lock feature!!!!

@granular, yes this is cumbersome :/ i know only 1-2 clicks but granular lives from experimenting and i dont want to import but just try out and then save the sample&preset and not import my 10000000000000000 wav files ;D
Indeed! 1-2 clicks is fine if you know what you are going for, an you know it will work. However, granular is not that predictable. And for experimentation, it's definitely a bit too cumbersome. Being able to swap in/out samples would be a great feature :tu:

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BMoore
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1586 posts since 19 Aug, 2011

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:24 am

Snapchat integration.
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Cinebient
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4307 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Omnisphere 3 Wishlist

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:37 am

Physical modeling and audio rate modulation.

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