The Unfinished has announced the release of Omnisphere Horizon V, a collection of 128 patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere. It also comes in a Deluxe Version with 195 patches.
Horizon V is squarely aimed at the television underscore and independent film scoring vibe. There is a strong blend of the acoustic and the synthetic: both growling and delicate string instruments meet dark and lush analogue sounds. Melding organic bowed textures, airy guitars and pseudo-folk vibes with bristling, warm synth classics and evolving techno pulses; this soundset captures the intimate, innovative spirit of scoring for the small screen, as well as films and games that steer away from the Hollywood aesthetic.
This collection delivers haunting pianos, melancholic soundscapes, colourful guitars, eclectic strings, and supports them with impulsive basses, kinetic percussion, rich pads and robust synths.
With the launch of Omnisphere 2 not so very far away, this will be the last release in the Horizon series – but it is ending on a high. As well as the normal version of Horizon V, there will also be a Deluxe version featuring an expanded total of 195 patches, rather than the normal 128.
Omnisphere Horizon V: Deluxe takes several of the patches from the extensive Arps + Rhythms section and re-works them in different time signatures (5/4 and 3/4) to give them extra life. It also turns some of the sounds from the Arps + Rhythms section into individual, playable instruments. This adds a number of new basses, percussive noises and plucked instruments to the collection.
Omnisphere Horizon V and Omnisphere Horizon V: Deluxe are available for purchase for £19.99 GBP and £24.99 GBP, respectively (prices ex. VAT).
Until March 6th, 2015, a purchase of Omnisphere Horizon V: Deluxe includes a bonus soundset: Omnisphere Capricorn.
This bonus collection of patches come from a small The Unfinished side project and features 70 extra patches, primarily designed using Omnisphere’s extraordinary collection of analogue synth sound sources. It makes an excellent accompaniment to Omnisphere Horizon V: Deluxe.
Plughugger has announced the release of Electro Royale, a sound expansion of 150 new sounds for Spectrasonics Omnisphere with the focus on modern sounds for EDM and dance genres.
Electro Royale is a collection of sounds that draws inspiration from harder and louder EDM genres, such as Big Room and modern Electro, while still keeping a foot in the melodic and mellow. Electro Royale combines big, noisy, screeching leads and basses with mellow and laid back plucks and pads. Electro Royale can best be described as a collection of sounds that combines both the hard and the soft.
To achieve a wide sound palette, we departed from our normal modus operandi of only building sounds from a handful of waveforms. With Electro Royale we used everything from the internal synth engine and source materials from synth legends such as Virus, Minimoog and Roland JP-8000 – to plastic sounding Casio keyboards, huge sounds from softsynths and even ambient soundscapes.
Electro Royale is available for purchase for the introductory price of 9.90 EUR for the first ten days (regular 14.90 EUR). Use coupon code ELECTRO2015 at checkout.
Rocky Mountain Sound Design has launched Polar Ice, a sound library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere with a focus on all things “pads”.
From atmospheric, evoling, mellow, bright, synthetic, analog, vocal, bells and cross-fades- Polar Ice brings 497 hand-crafted patches and multis for Spectrasonic’s Omnisphere.
Special attention has been taken to provide sonic characteristics that make Polar Ice sit well in both live and recorded projects. For performers, you will find some extra nuances in the sounds- using aftertouch, modwheel, and even repurposing the pitch bend to control levels. The goal was to make this pad project expressive and all-encompassing- providing you simple to complex sonic textures.
The soundset is available for purchase for the introductory price of $25.99 USD through February, 2015.
Spectrasonics has announced Omnisphere 2, an update to the power synth module.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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