Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

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KVRAF
9180 posts since 23 Jul, 2002 from Pequot Lakes, MN

Post Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:16 am

Examigan wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:51 am
I just ran into a problem here.
I am using Windows 10 with Omnisphere 2.6.

I was using the standalone version of 2.6 and if I just try to use the Default patch with the sawtooth, I can play some notes on my keyboard and I hear that patch.
When I enable the arp, then I can't get any notes to play, ...no audio.
Turn off the arp, same issue.
Then I try to close out of Omni but it won't respond, it's basically frozen.

Ctrl-Alt-Del to the rescue.

EDIT:

I went through that 3 times, having to close out with Ctrl-Alt-Del every time...then I tried a 4th time and there was no problem. How weird.
I saw that with the 2.5 update; Spectrasonics support suggested I reinstall from scratch, which fixed it. I haven't noticed it yet with 2.6.

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Shemhamforaesh
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17 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from Czech Republic

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:35 am

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN !!! Can't wait !!!

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KVRAF
6557 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:06 pm

Slight correction: It only seems to be the 2.6 patches loading slower. Other patches seem normal.
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KVRAF
2311 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:32 pm

A reboot solved my HW integration woes. As others have commented 2.6 has also speeded up the UI for some Mac users.

General Omni comment: man, if you need a plugin instrument for bass, Omni really pumps it out. Not sure if it's all hyper eq'ed or something but really sounds good.

Great update!

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KVRAF
4106 posts since 11 Aug, 2006 from Austin, TX

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:38 pm

beely wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:17 am
The D50 stuff is nice, though the Soundtrack patch, a personal favourite of mine, is not 100% faithful to the original - it's fine at higher velocities, but at low velocities (under about 40 iirc) on the D50 the sound is very square wavey, and has a different quality than when you start to dig in harder - it's like a different flavour of Soundtrack, and is also used a fair bit on records of the time, and it's also a part of that patch that I really like. That sound is not there at low velocities on the OS version.
I agree, I've listened to a few demos on YouTube and hear what you're saying. The "square-wavy" feel does add extra presence to the sound and I wish it was there in a variant. I tried to add it with another layer but couln't get the same vibe. Maybe I'll try again during the next playthrough session I have.
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KVRian
768 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:45 pm

No i meant justify and expensive in relation to my own situation as an amateur producer and the view point of every purchase being an investment.
If you look at every vst purchase as an investment, which it is, then there is no justification or rationale if you will, to purchase a $500 synth without any way or plans to get a return on the investment.
That is compounded by my workflow being one that takes loops and mangled them which is why i like Omni so much because it comes loaded with a ton of sound design that is in my style. But i still rather roll my own but still admire and look at Omni as the gold standard for those sort of sounds.
Elektronisch wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:19 pm
SoundPorn wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:27 am
Don't own Omni it's too expensive to justify me buying and I'm not into torrenting but I do love Eric Persing and think Omni is probably the greatest software instrument ever made.
I dont think justify is a right word you used. Because price is just for whar you get wich meaning Omnisphere is not too expensive.

Probably what you mean despite the fact that it looks like a grearest instrument ever made for you:

1. There is not enough reasons to get Omni yourself as you are happy with what you have.
2. You just cant afford it.

:-)

Zero dB
KVRist
176 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from London, UK

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:44 am

Reading about the patch browsing lag, I'm wondering how people are finding the performance of the new 2.6 version compares with version 1.x?

I recently upgraded to 2.5 from version 1 and have been really disappointed by the slowness. As others report above, there's UI lag when loading patches that simply did not exist in version 1. Frankly the whole thing just seems pretty bloated compared with v1! (I've a bunch of points on that note I've been discussing with their support - can post here later if anyone's interested).

So I'm wondering if there's any improvement at all on 2.6 v 2.5... or should I consider going back to version 1.5?! Would love to get the thoughts from people on Windows specifically. I'm on Win 7 but I don't imagine there would be too much of a difference between 7 and 10?

Cheers

Ben

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KVRAF
6557 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:11 am

Zero dB wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:44 am
Reading about the patch browsing lag, I'm wondering how people are finding the performance of the new 2.6 version compares with version 1.x?

I recently upgraded to 2.5 from version 1 and have been really disappointed by the slowness. As others report above, there's UI lag when loading patches that simply did not exist in version 1. Frankly the whole thing just seems pretty bloated compared with v1! (I've a bunch of points on that note I've been discussing with their support - can post here later if anyone's interested).

So I'm wondering if there's any improvement at all on 2.6 v 2.5... or should I consider going back to version 1.5?! Would love to get the thoughts from people on Windows specifically. I'm on Win 7 but I don't imagine there would be too much of a difference between 7 and 10?

Cheers

Ben
Actually I'm not finding much difference with the sample content patches, or patches from V1, it's mainly the wavetable patches from the newer updates and the hardware profile patches that seem rather slow loading. It's not great, but I definitely would't go back to V1 because of it. Never.
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KVRist
176 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from London, UK

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:39 pm

Thanks for the info. That's interesting - I just find patch browsing generally a fair bit slower. Problem is if you're just going through the patches, it's not clear which gen each is unless you really dig in. Shouldn't really have to think about this stuff. There's slow, then there's the UI and audio not keeping up with each other, which is the problem being reported. Tbh I'm a bit shocked that Spectrasonics think it's ok!

Are you on Windows?

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KVRian
589 posts since 11 May, 2014

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:44 pm

Zero dB wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Thanks for the info. That's interesting - I just find patch browsing generally a fair bit slower. Problem is if you're just going through the patches, it's not clear which gen each is unless you really dig in. Shouldn't really have to think about this stuff. There's slow, then there's the UI and audio not keeping up with each other, which is the problem being reported. Tbh I'm a bit shocked that Spectrasonics think it's ok!

Are you on Windows?
You can separate by version. In the browser, right click on one the tags and choose version.

Zero dB
KVRist
176 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from London, UK

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:47 pm

Yeah... but you shouldn't have to filter by version to filter the lag, right?

ckam03
KVRian
589 posts since 11 May, 2014

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:15 pm

I mean... unless you've never used a Kontakt library before, then of course this is slow but changing patches flies compared to the crap I have to deal with in Kontakt. So it doesn't bother me.

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KVRian
589 posts since 11 May, 2014

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:16 pm

I've also never used version 1 so I don't know how fast it is in comparison.

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KVRist
252 posts since 6 Sep, 2004

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:00 am

2.6 is great, getting lots of use with the new Arp.

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KVRAF
4395 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM [RELEASED 27-03-19]

Post Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:00 am

Tip, if any of the arp patches don’t sync (glass chains) turn off the weird lfo to arp length mod.

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