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[NAMM] Spectrasonics introduces Omnisphere 2

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At Audiofanzine, we’ve been waiting for news from Spectrasonics for more than a year, but we can say tonight that it was worth it…

Spectrasonics has finally released version 2 of its popular Omnisphere virtual synth and sampler, an upgrade with loads of new features and sounds:

  • 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 with 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, etc.
  • New Interface with 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
  • 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 and Studio 2-Band EQ
  • 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 
  • Live Mode with key splits
  • Enhanced Orb with Attractor mode
  • Tweak Trilian Custom Controls Interface inside Omnisphere
  • Global Clock Speed (Halftime, Doubletime, etc)

Omnisphere 2 will be available in April for the price of $499 / $399. If you purchased Omnisphere 1 after October, 2014 and until May, 2015, the upgrade will be free (available from April 30th). Older owners of v1 will pay $249 or $199 if they also own Trilian and Stylus RMX. More info at www.spectrasonics.net.

 

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