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

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noiseboyuk
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Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:19 pm

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https://www.spectrasonics.net/news/news ... php?id=113
We are excited to announce another significant update of our flagship software synthesizer Omnisphere®. Version 2.6 adds an enhanced Arpeggiator and dramatically expanded Hardware Synth Integration, with support for over 60 Hardware Synths! This update adds brand new profiles for such iconic synths as the Roland Juno-106, Alesis Andromeda and the Roland D-50, to the very latest synths like the Korg Minilogue XD and Moog One - as well as dozens of other user requested models. The FREE update will also include hundreds of inspiring new patches for all registered Omnisphere 2 users and will be available in March.

Major Arpeggiator Update
Omnisphere’s renowned Arpeggiator has been greatly enhanced with all new creative tools, a brand new preset library and much more. The musical possibilities are vastly expanded, making it one of the most flexible arpeggiators ever, while still being fun to use. Best of all, Omnisphere 2.6 can now capture the MIDI data of what the arpeggiator is doing as a standard MIDI file, which can be dragged to any DAW for further editing!

Expanded Hardware Synth Integration
Omnisphere’s unique Hardware Synth Integration feature bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware, giving users intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their hardware synth. With the new 2.6 release, many requested hardware synth profiles have been added, including support for over 60 popular hardware synthesizers from Moog®, Sequential®, Roland®, Korg®, Novation®, Nord®, Behringer®, Access®, Studiologic® and Yamaha®. The supported hardware synths cover a wide array of form factors and price ranges for different types of users.

New Sounds
Omnisphere 2.6 features a newly expanded “Hardware Library” with hundreds of new patches created by Eric Persing and our renowned Sound Development team. Notably, this update takes Eric’s classic sound design work from the original 1987 Roland D-50 into completely new sonic territory with Omnisphere’s vast synthesis capabilities.

New Hardware Synth Profiles added in v2.6 include:
• Roland Juno-106
• Roland D-50/PG-1000
• Alesis Andromeda A6
• Behringer Deepmind
• Access Virus Indigo 1
• Access Virus Indigo 2
• Access Virus C
• Access Virus TI
• DSI/Sequential Pro 2
• DSI/Sequential Prophet 08
• DSI/Sequential Mopho
• Roland JP-8000
• Roland JP-8080
• Roland Gaia
• Roland JD-Xi
• Roland SH-201
• Nord Wave
• Nord Lead 3
• Nord Lead 4
• Nord Lead A1
• Nord Stage 3
• Moog One
• Moog Minitaur
• Korg MicroKorg
• Korg MicroKorg XL
• Korg Minilogue XD
• Korg MS-20i
• Korg MS-2000
• Novation MiniNova
• Yamaha Reface CS

*complete list of new features and supported synths will be announced upon the official release in March 2019.

Pricing and Availability
Omnisphere 2.6 is a FREE update to all registered Omnisphere 2 users!
Official Release March 2019
Another fine looking update. And the second I saw...
• Korg MS-20i
...I bought one on eBay. Yay.

Two other excitements for me...

1) Eric is back on D-50 sounds, and taking them into "completely new sonic territory". That does sound rather good. Clearly still a passion... this is a fun video if you haven't seen it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VggsB5e ... gs=pl%2Cwn

2) Drag and drop from the Arp to the DAW. Yay.

Someone will be along in a moment to say Omnsiphere is just a ROMpler, look at all fanboys etc, but this is KVR and that's just how it is and always will be. For those of us who use it, it's the gift that keeps on giving, and Omni gets more Omni with each release.
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Shabdahbriah
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Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:40 pm

I think this is great. Love how it works with my Sledge II, and Bass Station II. Plus the ARP-to-midi... yay, indeed.
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sinemotor
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204 posts since 24 Dec, 2015

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:47 pm

I'm curious about that D-50 integration. With 4 layers now, I thought that Omnisphere 2.5 could be some sort of contemporary D-50. Hope to find the Soundtrack patch in the library now lol. I never could remake it right in any synth.

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commodore
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292 posts since 19 Feb, 2013

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:00 pm

noiseboyuk wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Best of all, Omnisphere 2.6 can now capture the MIDI data of what the arpeggiator is doing as a standard MIDI file, which can be dragged to any DAW for further editing!
Holy crap - that is awesome

Neon Breath
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Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:13 pm

Omnsiphere is just a ROMpler.
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deastman
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Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:14 pm

I’m excited at the prospect of programming Omnisphere from the front panel of my D-05!
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deastman
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7046 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:16 pm

commodore wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:00 pm
noiseboyuk wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Best of all, Omnisphere 2.6 can now capture the MIDI data of what the arpeggiator is doing as a standard MIDI file, which can be dragged to any DAW for further editing!
Holy crap - that is awesome
I’m not entirely clear why this is better than Omnisphere simply outputting MIDI all the time and recording it directly into a DAW track.
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Musical Gym
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Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:27 pm

deastman wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:16 pm
I’m not entirely clear why this is better than Omnisphere simply outputting MIDI all the time and recording it directly into a DAW track.
Currently the arp cannot output midi data.
This feature has been a long-standing request along with an overhaul of the arp system in general.

Funkybot's Evil Twin
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6125 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:30 pm

I'd pay for them to simplify the browser and clean up the tags. Way too many tags. So many tags!

All in all, looks like a great free update though.

noiseboyuk
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2610 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:04 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:30 pm
I'd pay for them to simplify the browser and clean up the tags. Way too many tags. So many tags!

All in all, looks like a great free update though.
Yes to all...
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topaz
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Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:23 pm

The gift that keeps on giving. ;-)

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beely
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1667 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:34 pm

All that work on Omnisphere...

...so little attention to Stylus RMX... :(

jpga
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144 posts since 15 Mar, 2009 from sweden

Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:20 pm

I was waiting to get Stylus updated and freash for 2019.....

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bmanic
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Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:58 pm

topaz wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:23 pm
The gift that keeps on giving. ;-)
This. So much joy from this purchase, albeit rather expensive purchase at the time. It's definitely paid it's dues over and over again.. both in fun and in productivity. Simply an awesome thing!
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Caine123
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Re: Omnisphere 2.6 announced at NAMM

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:53 pm

synapse audio would make a dune 4 out of this :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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