Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spectrasonics Releases Omnisphere 1.5

Spectrasonics has announced the release of version 1.5 of its flagship Omnisphere synth. It's a couple days later than planned, but it's hard to complain when a free update offers so many new goodies.

"Highlights of Omnisphere 1.5

• Innovative “Orb” ‘circular sound manipulation’ interface with Motion Recording and “Dice” button for infinite variations and one-touch sound customization

• Expanded Synthesis capabilities:

Harmonia: New zoom page shows all Harmonia parameters per layer adding up to 10 oscillators per patch with new independent modulation options for Levels and Fine Tuning on each Harmonia oscillator.

Waveshaper: New zoom page with extreme new processing modules including polyphonic ‘Crusher’ and ‘Reducer’ sections with ‘Force’ and ‘Animation’ controls that can all be modulated.

Granular Synthesis: New ‘Speed’ and ‘Position’ modes. New zoom page with new ‘Granular Visualizer’ showing a graphic model of the effect of parameter edits which makes Granular synthesis easier to use.

• Patch Library Update: 780 brand new patches created by renowned Spectrasonics sound development team gives Omnisphere over 5,000 patches and 8,000 total included sounds!

• New 5-Column Browser view displays more sound categories and attributes simultaneously

• Support for new ‘
Omni TR’ iPad app

• New “Most Recent” Browser sorting option

• Added support for MIDI devices which send polyphonic aftertouch

• New ‘Clone Part’ feature allows easier editing/setup with multichannel MIDI controllers

• New MIDI Learn hardware control mode follows Live Mode selection

• Modulation Envelope points can be key-command snapped to semitone when modulating pitch

• User-assignable Legato Interval rule added

FREE update for all registered users of Omnisphere!"

1 comment:

threeandathird said...

How does this compare to the Access Virus?