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.

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