lotus2035 wrote:I seem to remember that the predecessor to Omnisphere 'Atmosphere' was big with the trance crowd, but since then we have had the onset of wub wub fart noise genres which have made Omnispheres sound dated in terms of electronica at least, which i guess is why they brought out the spotlight preset bank. It all still sounds very 90s though. I'm looking forward to version 2.5 and its new analog collection. It's what Omnisphere is best at.
Love how the KVR debate has shifted from "Omni is a ROMpler" to "Analogue is what Omni is best at". Over 1,000 new analogue patches coming in 2.5....
Again, any attempt to confine Omni to just being about a single purpose or genre will look kinda daft. Its fabulous for ambient of course, as it is for experimental film, pop, retro etc etc. The clue is in the name - OMNIsphere.
Incidentally, I think the much maligned EDM Spotlight soundset is absolutely not Omni's strongest selling point. Although there are some great patches in there, the tagging was so poor its actually quite hard to find them, and some of the harder in-your-face stuff feels more like its just there to counter the prevailing view at the time that Omni can't do hard-edged. I think there's a little bit of a gap in the market there for a really stellar, large, third party EDM bank to make the most of Omni, which Spotlight doesn't. I'm aware there are a ton of EDM banks out there, really I mean grade A patches made by genre-specialists and aside from the old Plugin Guru's Toxic dubsteppy bank I'm still not really aware of any. Interested to hear of any contenders though.