Spectrasonics Announce Omnisphere Version 2.0

Spectrasonics have announced that the second incarnation of Omnisphere is slated for release on April 30, 2015. Omnisphere 2.0 claims to boast a large number of new features including audio import, new waveforms, wavetable and granular synthesis, additional sounds and FX and enhanced browsing functionality.

» Vast New Synthesis Possibilities:
— 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
» 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 librarySound 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)

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.0 will be released on April 30th, pricing has not been announced. There will be an upgrade path for existing Omnisphere users. There will be a free grace period upgrade to Omnisphere 2.0 for any purchases of Omnisphere from October 2014 thru May 2015.


Author: FutureMusic

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