Spectrasonics announces Omnisphere 2

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Spectrasonics has announced Omnisphere 2, an update to the power synth module.

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

After many years of development, we are thrilled to announce that Omnisphere 2 is coming in 2015.

This is the first v2.0 of any Spectrasonics instrument and it’s truly a gigantic one! Check out the new feature list and the video introduction by Spectrasonics Founder and Creative Director, Eric Persing.

Changes in Omnisphere 2

  • 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.
    • …and much, much more!
  • New Interface:
    • 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 library.
    • Sound 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).
  • - and more!

Omnisphere 2 will be available April 30th, 2015, priced at $499 USD/399 EUR. An upgrade from Omnisphere 1 will be $249 USD, while customers who own Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX pay $199 USD. New Omnisphere customers from October 2014 thru May 2015 will get the update free of charge.

More information: Spectrasonics

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Diego Stocco releases FFS03 // Creative Miking Techniques

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Diego Stocco has launched Creative Miking Techniques, the third video tutorial in the Feedforward Sounds series.

In this tutorial you’ll see how to dynamically record instruments or objects, acoustically process synth sounds, how to build a stethoscope mic, using electrets on custom built instruments and underwater, and my guidelines on how to effectively use contact mics.

This is a tutorial for sound designers and producers, in it you’ll see applications for SFX, music production and hybrids between the two.

The tutorial is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Diego Stocco / Creative Miking Techniques

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Diego Stocco releases FFS // Convoluted Anode Bonus

Diego Stocco has introduced FFS // Convoluted Anode Bonus, a free collection of impulse responses based on sounds made with the MeeBlip Anode, a synthesizer by James Grahame and Peter Kirn.

FFS // Convoluted Anode Bonus

“FFS // Convoluted Anode Bonus” is a mini set of 15 Impulse Responses specifically designed for the processing of beats and percussive instruments. You can download it for free or “pay what you want”.

I created them for the rhythmic convolution processing you can hear in my track “Convoluted Anode”: https://soundcloud.com/diegostocco/convoluted-anode-diego-stocco

If you’re interested in this processing technique, check out “FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions“, a set of 200 impulse responses made from organic sources and materials.

More information: Diego Stocco / FFS // Convoluted Anode Bonus

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Diego Stocco releases FFS // Percussive Echoes Bonus

Diego Stocco has announced Percussive Echoes Bonus, a free collection of impulse responses.

Diego Stocco FFS // Percussion Echoes Bonus

“FFS // Percussive Echoes Bonus” is a mini collection of 10 Impulse Responses specifically designed for the processing of beats, drum machines, real drums, percussions, beat boxing and percussive instruments. You can download it for free or “pay what you want”.

I created them for the convolution processing you can hear in my track “Percussive Echoes” (no other reverbs or impulse responses used): https://soundcloud.com/diegostocco/percussive-echoes-diego-stocco

To learn more about how Convolution Processing applied to rhythmic material works, check out “FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions“, a set of 200 impulse responses.

More information: Diego Stocco

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Diego Stocco intros FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions IR sample pack

Diego Stocco has announced FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions, a set of 200 Impulse Responses made from organic sounding sources and materials.

“FFS // Rhythmic Convolutions” is a collection of Impulse Responses specifically designed for the processing of rhythmic material and instruments like drum machines, real drums and percussions, beat boxing and in general instruments that have a percussive quality.

This is a set of 200 Impulse Responses that I made from organic sounding sources and materials like metal, glass, paper, rubber, wood, water, etc.. they are organized into 10 sonic themes, but they can also be mixed together to create hybrid sounding results.

The pack is available for purchase for $29.99 USD.

More information: Diego Stocco / Rhythmic Convolutions

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