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Dream Synth Module Plugin by Spectrasonics
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Omnisphere 1

Atmosphere has an average user rating of 4.44 from 16 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Atmosphere

Reviewed By ahriakin [read all by] on November 24th, 2002
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows
Initially I thought this would be a pretty expensive but probably indispensible addition to my setup (as I'm nuts about pads). I was wrong, it's not only indispensible it's an absolute beauty to use. It's one of those instruments you could just sit,play and get lost in within seconds. Each sound inspiring a whole new tune in your mind.
The sheer variety of instruments alone is staggering from ambient pads to strings to voice morphs, bass and literally hundreds of hybrids between. Couple that with the layering system and superb sound quality and , well, Im running out of superlatives, but you get the idea.

The interface is well designed, aesthetically pleasing, simple, yet quite powerful (For tweaking that is, since you are dealing with pre-recorded and not natively generated sounds).
The manual is short, but concise and clear. It takes all of 10 mins to read through it and know the Synth inside out (and I don't mean that in a bad way, anything that can get you playing without having to spend hours working out just how it works is fine by me).
Performance is also top notch. with relatively little CPU usage per instance - options are provided for saving memory/processing by enabling/disabling layers and 32/16bit sound, so it's quite flexible.
So far it has been 100% stable for me within Sonar 2.1 (utilising FxPansion's Wrapper 4.1), and that's with 11 instances all running at 32 bit (~40% cpu usage on an Athlon 2200, 700mb ram usage), coupled with a complex Dr008 drumtrack.

If I haven't made it clear so far, this is the best Synth I have ever used, in every dept. It's a wonder to use.

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Comments & Discussion for Spectrasonics Atmosphere

Discussion: Active
17 January 2013 at 4:59am

Hi everyone, i will ask something maybe stupid or not, but it would be very helpful for me if you can give an answer.. I'm not a keyboard player, but i use keyboard vsti plugins usually. One of the vsti i use is Atmosphere (spectrasonics), and i've found that the main data file, with the sounds, is a unique 4 Gb file with the .dat extension. I would like to know if it's possible, to "extract" certain sounds from this 4 Gb file and use it with a real synth, or some way to get the wave file of that sounds i'm interested in.

I know it sounds very ambitious but due to spectrasonics atmosphere doesn't exist as hardware, i needed to ask. This question extended to another vsti's as well, like Nexus, or Plugsound......

Thanks a lot for all.

6 December 2013 at 1:19pm

What are you trying to play the sounds with? Hardware I mean?

8 January 2017 at 5:53pm


I am very annoyed : i bought my atmosphere VST in 6 cd on Ebay to an english seller several years before; The serial number and challenge i used worked very well. Then, after several years, my computer was KO ; i have just bought a new one ; the registration of atmosphere doesnt work anymore. I have called spectrasonics : no way they tell me that i do not belong to their buyer base ??? so as my reisgtration number . I have sent them a photo with my 6 cd but no way??? They just advise me to buy omnisphere 2 ... but i cant pay 400 € ; and anyway i have already paied for my VST. I dont want omnispohere ; i jus want my atmosphere. They dont accept. Could Someone help ?


best regards.

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