Synthesizer: Spectrasonics - Omnisphere


Spectrasonics has released Omnisphere, a really powerful synth for both Pc and Mac. The first synth based on the STEAM Engine.


• Powerfully simple interface design makes key features accessible to every user

• Advanced users can "zoom" into deeper and deeper synthesis capabilities

• Sophisticated Browser with searching, sound attributes, descriptions and images

• 8 independent Arpeggiators

• World's first Arpeggiator with Groove Lock - which allows the Arpeggiators to match the feel of Stylus RMX and MIDI Files.

• Special performance-oriented Live Mode interface allows for seamless, interactive creative patch switching and layering on the fly

• Stack Mode interface allows for complex patch layering, splits, and crossfades (velocity/positional/controller)

• 8-part multitimbral with built-in Mixer, Aux FX and Mastering FX racks

• Advanced MIDI Learn and Automation parameter handling

• Comprehensive integrated Reference Guide

• Hours of free Tutorial Videos available online to registered users

Oscillators can be sample-based or synth-based

• Up to 10 oscillators per patch with new Harmonia feature

• Flex-Mod modulation system allows powerful modular-style routing

• Dual Layer architecture

• High-definition streaming engine

• Variable DSP Oscillator Waveshapes

• Sophisticated Unison Detuning

• Variable Analog Feel

• Modulatable Hard Sync

Granular Synthesis

• Innovative Chaos Envelopes

• Polyphonic Timbre Shifting

• Polyphonic Timbre Crushing

• Polyphonic Waveshaper

• Polyphonic Ring Modulation

• Polyphonic Glide

• FM Oscillators

• Dual Filter architecture per Layer

• Create filter combinations in series or parallel

• Arrange and blend more than 17 Filter algorithms

• Fully modulatable FX racks

• Alternate tuning scales supported

• 6 full-featured LFOs per patch

• 8 Advanced Multi-breakpoint looping Envelopes per patch

• Unique Dual Envelope interface - Simple ADSR-style or Advanced Graphic-style

• Sampled soundsources can be processed with synthesis features!

• Vast Core Library - over 40GB with thousands of sounds

• Cutting-edge sounds from the renowned Spectrasonics sound design team

• Innovative "Psychoacoustic" soundsources for organic synthesis!

• Unique multisampled "Composite Morphing soundsources

• Integrates the award-winning, original Atmosphere core library

• Integrates best of Spectrasonics highly-acclaimed sample libraries

• Massive variety of inspiring sounds for all types of music production

• Searchable by sound attributes (Timbre, Genre, Mood, Tonality, Source, etc)

• Expandable sound architecture

• Integrated, full-featured FX Racks

• Up to 12 simultaneous FX per patch

• Layer FX modulatable from any mod source

• Hundreds of FX presets included

• Over 32 original FX Processors covering the full spectrum of signal processing

Price: $499 / €379

“After many years of development, Spectrasonics is proud to release the brand new flagship virtual instrument Omnisphere.” Link