Is Omnisphere 2 still worth it?

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KVRian
1173 posts since 23 Sep, 2004 from Kocmoc

Post Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:12 am

TS-12 wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:22 am
legendCNCD wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:40 am
I have quite a lot of expansions, and no chocking here... as said, only the large samples take loads of time to load when I click the preset. Neither on my friends hackintosh, so yeah maybe there are parts that should be recoded :)
can you record a quick video of selecting categories and presets in browser demonstrating how your omnisphere behaves ?
superquick video - I seem to have shitty settings on but you can see something in it :D
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ub4phbpmk80zl ... 2.mp4?dl=0
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KVRian
572 posts since 24 Apr, 2008 from USA

Post Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:06 am

legendCNCD wrote:
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:12 am
TS-12 wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:22 am
legendCNCD wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:40 am
I have quite a lot of expansions, and no chocking here... as said, only the large samples take loads of time to load when I click the preset. Neither on my friends hackintosh, so yeah maybe there are parts that should be recoded :)
can you record a quick video of selecting categories and presets in browser demonstrating how your omnisphere behaves ?
superquick video - I seem to have shitty settings on but you can see something in it :D
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ub4phbpmk80zl ... 2.mp4?dl=0
wow that is fast, it's just strange that omnisphere works fine for some people and for others, including me, it doesnt
win10 x64. cubase 10 x64.
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KVRian
1268 posts since 16 Jan, 2004

Post Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:06 am

I've mentioned this before on KVR: I've had issues where Omnisphere changes presets quickly, and then, something happens in a session (I'm Win10, Ableton 11, but this happened with Ableton 10, and I stopped using Omnisphere before I went to Live 11) - and then preset changing becomes very sluggish, taking like 5x the normal amount of time.

Restarting Ableton doesn't help. A reboot does. Something wonky is going on there, for sure, and doesn't occur with any other plugins.

Not looking for help, just adding a data point and (PITA) workaround that worked for me.

KVRist
346 posts since 11 Nov, 2003 from Vancouver. Canada

Post Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:24 am

Recent versions of Omnisphere would crash in Ableton10 when changing patches for me also.
I haven't seen this in Cubase since I 'migrated'.

D

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KVRAF
7026 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Post Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:33 am

It's the last synth I would get rid of. If only one synth this would be it.
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KVRian
1173 posts since 23 Sep, 2004 from Kocmoc

Post Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:45 am

Danno wrote:
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:24 am
Recent versions of Omnisphere would crash in Ableton10 when changing patches for me also.
I haven't seen this in Cubase since I 'migrated'.

D
The video I posted is latest Omni on latest Live 10, though running on Win7(SP1)
Soft Knees - Demoscene - Live 10 - Diva - Omnisphere - Slate Digital VSX - TDR - Kush Audio - Fabfilter - PA - Valhalla - Fuse - Pulsar - NI - OekSound etc...

KVRian
572 posts since 24 Apr, 2008 from USA

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:28 am

also noticed today that if having only one instance of Omnisphere in Cubase it works ok, no matter how big the project or how heavy omnisphere patches are or amount of them.
But when loading another instance of Omnisphere than Omnipshere starts lagging.
win10 x64. cubase 10 x64.
gigabyte z390 gaming x, i7-8700k, 32GB,
2x 2TB m.2 nvme SSD, 1x 2TB sata ssd.

KVRAF
3460 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:22 am

TS-12 wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:28 am
also noticed today that if having only one instance of Omnisphere in Cubase it works ok, no matter how big the project or how heavy omnisphere patches are or amount of them.
But when loading another instance of Omnisphere than Omnipshere starts lagging.
Interesting - I couldn't really replicate this in C11 in Windows. It was maybe a tiny bit slower, but it didn't make a dramatic difference here adding a second instance.

I still think it's related to time after an update - a newly updated Omni flies for me, but the longer it gets between updates, the slower it seems to be.
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KVRAF
3460 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:12 am

Just on slow browsing / loading - I've just used Omnitag to refresh all my third party patches. As is fairly normal, Omnisphere takes a while on first launch afterwards to re-index everything, but then I noticed the responsiveness was MASSIVELY improved. This links in with my observation that after a Spectrasonics update, responsiveness improves and then slows again in time.

I'm still not sure if a general refresh even with no changes helps - maybe someone who is experiencing slow responsiveness can check. Just go to the patch browser and click the refresh button bottom right-ish, and see if it helps.
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KVRist
53 posts since 25 Jul, 2018

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:52 pm

they have new released of expansion called sonic extensions, it's pricey tho

KVRer
10 posts since 17 Oct, 2021

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:38 pm

BBFG# and his hate for Omnisphere is hilarious. Calls anyone a fanboy, but is in every thread to talk trash

KVRAF
6559 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:21 pm

lookingforkomplete wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:38 pm
BBFG# and his hate for Omnisphere is hilarious. Calls anyone a fanboy, but is in every thread to talk trash
Can't recall ever saying I hated Omnisphere. On the contrary, I often refer to it as a fine instrument, a good tool and always subjective to individual use. I also avoid most of these threads since there's usually a hoard looming.
But thanks for another example of what one might avoid to get a better sense of it.

Banned
393 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:03 pm

I sold all my 3rd party vsts minus Omnisphere. It’s so liberating like wearing no underwear under a pair of Soffees on a sunny spring afternoon.

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KVRAF
1573 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:06 am

hoxclab wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:03 pm
I sold all my 3rd party vsts minus Omnisphere. It’s so liberating like wearing no underwear under a pair of Soffees on a sunny spring afternoon.
oohh risky, Don't think I could just have one. I need inspiration and I get that from different options. :)

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KVRAF

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4276 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:53 am

Biome_Digital wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:06 am
hoxclab wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:03 pm
I sold all my 3rd party vsts minus Omnisphere. It’s so liberating like wearing no underwear under a pair of Soffees on a sunny spring afternoon.
oohh risky, Don't think I could just have one. I need inspiration and I get that from different options. :)
I can imagine the liberation hoxclab is feeling (assuming it was not a joke) and think of doing it myself, but not sure I can or should do it. :neutral:

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