Spectrasonics Omnisphere II

April 30th is a big day. That’s when the software synth that all others strive to be releases its second installment with Omnisphere II. This update is a big one packed with countless new effects, patches, and functions. The preset browsing has even been updated with a new Sound Match feature that will look for other sounds in your library that are similar to the patch you are editing. Let’s hear what the brains behind the biz has to say about Omnisphere 2.0.

                                       

Introducing Omnisphere 2 from Spectrasonics on Vimeo.

We are excited to announce a major upgrade to our flagship software synthesizer Omnisphere. Version 2 features a host of powerful new synthesis capabilities and thousands of new sounds for every type of user, from sound designers and composers, to studio and live musicians.
The upgrade includes the most requested Omnisphere feature: Audio import for user created soundsources, along with major new synthesis capabilities and creative tools, 3,000 new sounds, 25 new FX, an enhanced User Interface, and innovative production/browsing features like Sound Match™ to instantly locate any related sounds in the library, and Sound Lock™ to create endless useful patch variations by locking sound aspects while browsing other patches. These are just a FEW of the many new additions offered in Omnsiphere 2.

  • Audio Import – Use your own audio file as a soundsource in Omnisphere
  • Over 400 New DSP Waveforms for the Synth Oscillator – an increase of 100X
  • Wavetable Synthesis – Each Waveform is now a Morphing Wavetable
  • Powerful New Granular Synthesis algorithm
  • Deeper FM/Ring Mod capabilities for aggressive timbres
  • 8 New Filter Types – New Power Filters, Vowel, Resonators
  • New Unison Drift models Analog Polysynth behavior
  • Expanded Modulation with new sources and many more targets
  • Polyphonic LFO and Modulation Envelope options
  • Soundsource Reversing
Now includes over 10,000 sounds!
  • More than 3,000 New patches and soundsources from acclaimed Spectrasonics Sound Design Team
  • New Omnisphere EDM library with cutting-edge, modern sounds
  • New Exclusive Soundsources from Diego Stocco’s Custom Built Instruments
  • New category of Phrase-based Soundsources for granular synthesis
  • Hundreds of new Circuit Bent Soundsources
  • Many Innovative new Psychoacoustic Soundsources
  • New Melodic Cave Stalactites Soundsources
  • …and much, much more!
New Interface:
  • Redesigned Wider User Interface with many improvements
  • New Show Modulation pane opens modulation routings/sources on left side
  • New Mini-Browser available at all times
  • Larger Full Browser Design
Enhanced Browsing Experience:
  • Sound Match™ feature instantly locates any related sounds in the library
  • Sound Lock™ allows endless useful variations by locking sound aspects while you browse
  • Easy Sound/Project Sharing for collaborators and third party libraries
  • Greatly Improved sound organization system
  • Fast Progressive Loading allows rapid auditioning
  • Browse Patches by Mood
  • Expanded Genres
  • Browse by Oscillator type
  • Boolean search options
New Arpeggiator Features:
  • Note transposition for step seq-style patterns
  • Arp pattern lock while browsing
  • Speed Offset control allows slow down/speed up effects
  • New modulation capabilities
25 New FX Units:
  • Innerspace
  • Quad Resonator
  • Thriftshop Speaker
  • Classic Twin
  • Bassman
  • Hi-Wattage
  • Rock Stack
  • Brit-Vox
  • Boutique
  • San-Z-Amp
  • Stompbox Modeler
  • Metalzone Distortion
  • Toxic Smasher
  • Foxxy Fuzz
  • Analog Phaser
  • Analog Flanger
  • Analog Chorus
  • Analog Vibrato
  • Solina Ensemble
  • Vintage Tremolo
  • Envelope Filter
  • Crying Wah
  • Stomp-Comp
  • Precision Compressor
  • Studio 2-Band EQ
Flexible New FX Features:
  • 16 FX units per patch
  • Full matrix modulation of every FX slot
  • New Aux FX rack per patch with Pre/Post fader sends
  • Hundreds of New FX Presets and Racks
  • Lock FX while browsing
Improvements/Special Features:
  • Live Mode with key splits
  • Enhanced Orb with Attractor mode
  • Tweak Trilian Custom Controls Interface inside Omnisphere
  • Global Clock Speed (Halftime, Doubletime, etc)

– and more!

Price: $499.00
For more information, keep your eyes peeled at https://www.spectrasonics.net/products/omnisphere-2/