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Spectrasonics introduces AAX support for Pro Tools 11 (Public Beta)

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Spectrasonics has announced an ‘AAX Public Beta’ version of its Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX virtual instruments for Avid’s new Pro Tools 11.

Spectrasonics AAX Public Beta

“Pro Tools 11 is a major new version of the industry standard DAW – essentially a ground-up new 64-bit architecture application. Spectrasonics is fully commited to the Pro Tools platform and we want to support our cutting-edge users who have already begun upgrading to it.” says Eric Persing, Founder and Creative Director of Spectrasonics. “This public beta of our 64-bit instruments offers AAX support to take advantage of all the new power in Pro Tools version 11. It’s exciting for us to be at the forefront of the new 64-bit Pro Tools environment.”

The Award-winning Omnisphere Power Synth is Spectrasonics’ flagship instrument featuring a hybrid architecture of high-resolution streaming samples as well as an extensive, fully programmable semi-modular synthesizer, which can be combined for thick, layered patches. Omnisphere ships with over 8,000 sounds. The Trilian Total Bass Module instrument is built on the same STEAM Engine technology as Omnisphere with immense flexibility in programming, while offering a vast selection of patches for Acoustic, Electric and Synth Basses. Stylus RMX, the Realtime Groove Module, is Spectrasonics loop-based plug-in for creating rhythm parts powered with the Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine (S.A.G.E.™) and featuring REX file compatibility for importing loops for unlimited library expansion.

All three Spectrasonics instruments already work well in previous versions of Pro Tools as RTAS platform plug-ins.

Registered users of Spectrasonics 64-bit Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX and Pro Tools version 11 can log into their user accounts to download the AAX Public Beta software in the Updates area.

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Ilio releases Ascension for Spectrasonics Omnisphere

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Ilio Ascension

Ilio has released Ascension, a new collection of patches for the Omnisphere virtual instrument by Spectrasonics.

Despite the thousands of inspiring patches already included in Spectrasonics’ epic ‘power synth’ Omnisphere, there’s always room for more! Ilio has released ‘Ascension’ – a brand new collection of patches that focus on risers and swells presented in an entirely new way.

With these 200+ patches you have the freedom and control to choose the timing of each riser and swell to meet your demands. Also, unlike other riser and swell libraries of the past, each sound in Ascension holds and transforms intro drones or pulsations after the crescendo, allowing you to add beats and other elements on the downbeat.

As an added bonus, Ascension gives you control with your modulation wheel to add a side-chain compression simulator that emulates the popular “four on the floor” pumping effect. Many of the included patches are also optimised for use with The Orb – Omnisphere’s innovative ‘circular controller’ feature within the Omni TR iPad app.

The Ascension library is available from Time+Space for RRP £15.95 GBP/18.95 EUR.

Ilio EDM Bundle

Ascension is also included in the the Ilio EDM Bundle, comprising 300+ patches in three libraries.

Featuring both EDM – Fire and EDM – Ignition, plus the newest collection Ascension, this is a great value collection for Omnisphere users who make electronic dance music, as well as producers who want to add elements of EDM into their Hip-Hop, television or film scores.

The EDM bundle is £38.95 GBP/44.95 EUR.

More information: Time+Space / Ascension

Ohm Force intros Ohmicide Dubstep Session Pack + 64-bit plugins updated

Ohm Force Dubstep Session Pack

Ohm Force has announced the Ohmicide Dubstep Session Pack, a bundle of the Ohmicide plug-in and dubstep construction templates by partner Clicksound.

All of the construction templates for Ableton Live and Logic Pro within this pack are fully editable Dubstep templates, which allow you to have unrestricted control over any part of the template. You can change the speed, pitch and arrangement of any part such as the drums, basslines or synth leads…what ever suites your mood! They are completely customisable and contain the building blocks for your next Dubstep project. Within each construction template you will be able to see how all of the channels are created, how the sounds are layered and placed in to the arrangement pages and how the included side-chain compression is configured.

The templates also feature Native Instruments Massive and Spectrasonics Omnisphere and just in case you do not have these plug-ins installed each template includes bounced tracks for the third party plug-ins MIDI parts. This simply means that any MIDI parts created using Native Instruments Massive or Spectrasonics Omnisphere have been bounced down to audio tracks within the arrangement page… so you do not need Massive or Omnisphere installed as the bounced audio part will play instead.

The Ohmicide Dubstep Session Pack is available to purchase for 109 EUR. The dubstep templates pack is also available to Ohmicide users for 14 EUR.

Ohm Force has also announced updates to its Mac plug-ins.

Since the release of 64-bit plugins, Mac users have been reporting various issues. Now your favorite VST and AU plugins (work both in 32- and 64-bit applications) are ready to rock again!

Fixes in the update

  • Loading a plugin and removing it while its GUI was open would make the host crash.
  • When trying to save presets, all folders in the dialog box would be greyed out, and all attempts at choosing another location blocked.
  • Contextual menus would appear at the top left of the window, instead of where the right click was done.
  • The ctrl/cmd + click modifiers on knobs would not work.

This upgrade is available to download now for registered customers..

More information: Ohm Force / Ohmicide

The Unfinished releases Omnisphere Horizon II

The Unfinished Omnisphere Horizon II

The Unfinished has released Omnisphere Horizon II, a collection of 128 patches for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere aimed at electronic/hybrid film scoring and atmospheric electronica.

In Horizon II you will find deep, punchy basslines; pulsing, thrilling synth sequences; evolving, driving percussion loops; lush, detailed pads and soundscapes; plus growling basses, emotional pianos and epic impacts.

This comprehensive and immersive collection is designed to be a ‘go to’ resource for soundtrack and electronica projects, whether you’re looking to add depth to an existing track or kickstart some brand new ideas. The scope of the 128 sounds in Horizon II is wide enough to write whole cues without using any other synths or libraries; and all the sounds have programmed with immediate, flexible and dynamic control dialled into the modwheel function.

Horizon II builds on the dark, dynamic underscore nature of Horizon, adding a number of ‘lighter’ more ethereal sounds in the spirit of composers/producers such as Cliff Martinez, Brian Eno and Thomas Newman. If you need fresh, new sounds for your film, game or media project, then Horizon II is an essential bit of kit.

The original Horizon is already being used in films, TV series and games soundtracks around the world.

Omnisphere Horizon II is available to purchase for £19.99 GBP. A free ‘taster pack’ of 15 sounds from the collection can be download for free.

More information: The Unfinished / Omnisphere Horizon II

Plughugger releases UltraVirus for Omnishpere

Plughugger UltraVirus for Omnisphere

Plughugger has announced the release of UltraVirus, a sound expansion of 150 new sounds for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere aimed for modern dance music.

In the second installation of the Sound Expansion series for Omnisphere, Plughugger turn their focus to the mighty german synthesizer the Virus.

The Virus is quite possibly the most successful synthesizer in modern time. It was first released in 1997 and although there have been hardware updates since, they all build upon the same black-red synthesizer in 1997.

With Omnisphere you get a nice selection of 29 waveforms sampled from the Virus Indigo. The Indigo is the compact keyboard version of the of the Virus B, which many people regard as the best sounding Virus ever.

Thanks to the excellent sound design tools in Omnisphere Plughugger turned the waveforms of the Virus into something new entirely, and the final result was 100 new arpeggios, basses, plucks and pads designed to inspire modern dance music production.

As a bonus, there are 50 additional presets based on the excellent virtual analog oscillators in Omnisphere.

The sound library costs 9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / UltraVirus

ILIO launches EDM-Ignition & EDM Bundle for Omnisphere

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ILIO EDM-Ignition

ILIO has announced the release of EDM-Ignition, a new patch library featuring a collection of sounds for Omnisphere by Spectrasonics.

This collection of 100 brand new patches for Omnisphere was meticulously crafted for creating the latest styles of EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Loaded with staple sounds such as wobble basses, pulsing basses, leads, keyboards, synths, pads, textures, and tempo-locked synths, these patches will work well for not only EDM styles, but also pop, hip-hop, and even film and television music cues.

Every patch was programmed to make use of the modulation wheel for real-time control, and many are optimized for use with The Orb in Omnisphere.

EDM-Ignition features

  • 18 Bass sounds.
  • 24 Lead synths and keys.
  • 4 Pads and synth strings.
  • 16 Synth sounds.
  • 3 FX.
  • 3 Ambient, ethereal, textures and tones.
  • 32 Tempo-Driven plucks, stabs, pulsing synths, and moving tones.

EDM-Ignition is available to purchase for $14.99 USD. The soundset requires Omnisphere v1.5 or higher

For a limited time, both the new EDM-Ignition and EDM-Fire patch collections are available as the EDM Bundle for $24.99 USD. The EDM Bundle contains 238 patches for Omnisphere.

More information: ILIO / EDM-Ignition

The Unfinished releases Omnisphere Horizon sound library

The Unfinished Omnisphere Horizon

The Unfinished has announced the release of Omnisphere Horizon, a sound library for Omnisphere by Spectrasonics.

Aimed at hybrid cinematic underscore and deep, emotional electronica, it will fit right into your latest film/tv/game score or EDM album.

There are 128 patches, featuring deep, modulating basslines; evocative and dynamic synth sequences; dramatic and blissful soundscapes; hard-hitting, punchy synth basses; and many other expressive and essential sounds.

Omnisphere Horizon provides you with a deep and flexible, cinematic sound canvas. Whether you’re writing minimalist underscore in the shadow of Harry Gregson-Williams and Sean Callery, or intense electronica in the vein of BT and Jon Hopkins, you are bound to find a huge amount of inspiration in this soundset.

Omnisphere Horizon costs £19.99 GBP. A pack of free sounds is available to ‘try before you buy’.

More information: The Unfinished / Omnisphere Horizon

Plughugger releases JP8K Legends – 150 dance sounds for Spectrasonics Omnisphere

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Plughugger JP8K Legends

Plughugger has announced JP8K Legends, a sound expansion of 150 new sounds for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere aimed for modern dance music.

Few synthesizers had such an impact on modern dance music as the Roland JP-8000, which was the first synthesizer that introduced the Supersaw waveform.

The soundset is divided into two parts. The first part is a collection of 100 presets all using the JP-8000 oscillators in Omnisphere – which quickly turned into a real challenge, since Omnisphere only contain two different flavor of the JP-8000: one typical Supersaw and one darkish string-sound. Thanks to the flexible sound bending capabilities in Omnisphere we twisted and turned the oscillators until we had 100 arpeggios, basses, plucks and pads.

For the second part of the soundset – we took 50 of our favorite presets and changed the JP-8000 samples into the excellent virtual analog oscillators in Omnisphere.

The soundset is available to purchase for 9.90 EUR.

More information: Plughugger / JP8K Legends