Spectrasonics has announced the upcoming version 2.6 update of its Omnisphere virtual instrument at the NAMM Show.

The update adds an enhanced arpeggiator and dramatically expanded hardware synth integration, which was introduced with Omnisphere 2.5.

Over 60 hardware synths will be supported with the new version, with brand new profiles for such iconic synths as the Roland Juno-106, Alesis Andromeda and the Roland D-50, to the very latest synths like the Korg Minilogue XD and Moog One. Hundreds of new patches will be included as well.

Major Arpeggiator Update

Omnisphere’s renowned Arpeggiator has been greatly enhanced with all new creative tools, a brand new preset library and much more. The musical possibilities are vastly expanded, making it one of the most flexible arpeggiators ever, while still being fun to use. Best of all, Omnisphere 2.6 can now capture the MIDI data of what the arpeggiator is doing as a standard MIDI file, which can be dragged to any DAW for further editing!

Expanded Hardware Synth Integration

Omnisphere’s unique Hardware Synth Integration feature bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware, giving users intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their hardware synth. With the new 2.6 release, many requested hardware synth profiles have been added, including support for over 60 popular hardware synthesizers from Moog, Sequential, Roland, Korg, Novation, Nord, Behringer, Access, Studiologic and Yamaha. The supported hardware synths cover a wide array of form factors and price ranges for different types of users.

New Sounds

Omnisphere 2.6 features a newly expanded “Hardware Library” with hundreds of new patches created by Eric Persing and Spectrasonics’ renowned Sound Development team. Notably, this update takes Eric’s classic sound design work from the original 1987 Roland D-50 into completely new sonic territory with Omnisphere’s vast synthesis capabilities.

The complete list of new features and supported synths will be announced upon the official release in March 2019. Omnisphere 2.6 is a free update to all registered Omnisphere 2 users.

More information: Spectrasonics