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With the new version 2.5, Omnisphere enters a new era by becoming the first software synth in the world to offer a Hardware Synth Integration feature, which transforms well-known hardware synthesizers into extensive hands-on controllers for unlocking Omnisphere’s newly expanded synthesis capabilities. Simply put, this new feature makes using Omnisphere feel just like using a hardware synth! Hardware Synth Integration The innovative new feature bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware, allowing users intuitive control and the ability to easily create/modify Omnisphere sounds by using the familiar layout of their supported hardware synth with minimal setup. The initial release will officially support over 20 popular hardware synthesizers from Moog®, Dave Smith Instruments®, Roland®, Korg®, Behringer®, Novation®, Sequential® and more to come. The supported hardware synths cover a wide range of types and price ranges for different types of users. On the technical side, the new Hardware Synth Integration feature in v2.5 goes far beyond the typical “MIDI Learn” approaches that most software synthesizers employ. Under the hood, our development team has carefully designed unique “Hardware Profiles” for each supported hardware synthesizer, to make the special features of that hardware work seamlessly with Omnisphere by translating MIDI messages from the hardware into satisfying sonic results in Omnisphere. This new system allows us to enable sophisticated interactions from a single touch of a knob, including the ability for Omnisphere to automatically recall entire FX racks, assign multiple scaled parameters and even instantly create complex modulation matrix routings on-the-fly. The new development system also allows us to add new profiles for new hardware synths in the future. Most importantly, it’s easy for musicians to use - simply by selecting the hardware synth from the drop-down HW menu! Expanded Synthesis Capabilities The new version 2.5 vastly expands the synthesis capabilities of Omnisphere by doubling Omnisphere’s voice architecture to Four Layers per patch! Each patch can now utilize up to 12 envelopes, 8 LFOs and the Modulation Matrix has been doubled to 48 modulation routings. Newly designed State Variable Filters are included, which were specially created for the OB-6 hardware profile and can seamlessly blend between lowpass, notch and hipass filter modes. Over 50 New “Analog” Oscillator Wavetables are included and featured in the new hardware profiles. New Hardware Sound Library Omnisphere 2.5 includes a new “Hardware Library” with hundreds of new patches created by Eric Persing and the renowned Spectrasonics Sound Development team using the Hardware Synth Integration feature. Each hardware profile has a corresponding set of sounds in the Hardware Library which were specially designed using that hardware synth as an Omnisphere controller. The new sounds feature a wide range of categories and many have a distinctly ‘classic analog’ flavor! Best of all, the new sounds are available for ALL users, regardless of if they use hardware or not! Omnisphere v2.5 features*: • Hardware Synth Integration! • New Hardware Library adds hundreds of new patches for all users: - Over 13,000 Sounds total now included • Vastly Expanded Synthesis: - Four Layers per patch - Doubled Mod Matrix - New State Variable Filters - 8 LFOs, 12 Envelopes • FREE for all Omnisphere 2 users! Hardware Synths supported will include: • Sequential Prophet 6 • Dave Smith OB-6 • Dave Smith REV2 • Dave Smith Prophet 12 • Moog Sub Phatty • Moog Little Phatty • Moog Voyager • Moog Sub 37 • Moog Subsequent 37 • Korg Minilogue • Roland System 1 • Roland System 8 • Roland SE-02 • Roland SH-01A • Roland JP-08 • Roland JU-06 • Roland JX-03 • Roland VP-03 • Novation Bass Station II • Novation Peak

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Omnisphere 2.5 - new built-in hardware integration

SonicState video with Eric Persing gives an in-depth look at Omnisphere 2.5. Explains the concept very well... and has me much more excited than I originally anticipated. YouTube

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Omnisphere 2.5 - new built-in hardware integration

Hi all, James from Spectrasonics here. Just wanted to clarify something about the Omnisphere 2.5 special event we just hosted in Los Angeles on August 7th. This was NOT an event announcing that Omnisphere 2.5 is now available. It was an event for us to show what we have been working on and announce that it...

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At last: new Mac Pro!

Yeah, I have Omni on my laptop (2015 13" MBP-8GB RAM) as well and for live use it is great. But I'm talking about the specific scenario I described in my previous post, two instances each with 8 of the new patches. My 3.33GHz 6-core Mac Pro with 24GB can still handle it, but it's moaning,...

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