Following an update to version 2.5, Spectrasonics’ software synth powerhouse Omnisphere will integrate with over 20 hardware synths by the likes of Moog, DSI, Roland, KORG, Behringer, Novation, and others. Select models can be used as enhanced MIDI controllers with separate “hardware profiles” for each.
The goal is integrating the special features each particular synth has with Omnisphere to allow for an enhanced workflow. Whole FX racks, scaled parameters and modulation matrix routings can be accessed from the panel of your hardware synth.
There are also presets for Omnisphere which were created by using the supported hardware synths as controllers. These sounds are available for all users. The complete list of supported hardware synths is available on Spectrasonics’ website (see link below). With the new presets, the total number of accessible sounds reaches beyond 13,000.
Additionally, the update expands Omnisphere’s synthesis possibilities with four voice layers, up to 12 envelopes, 8 LFOs and 48 modulation routings per patch. There are new State Variable Filters with lowpass, notch, and highpass modes as well as over 50 new analog oscillator wavetables.
The Omnisphere 2.5 update will be released as a public beta initially, available to all registered OS2 users with Standard licenses. The official release is scheduled for mid-summer. The final update will be free for all registered users.