Spectrasonics has released version 2.1 of Omnisphere, which comes with a streamlined ‘Sharing’ feature for sharing user sounds and a new Library Publishing capability.
Version 2.1 is an update to the company’s recent v2 upgrade of its flagship software synth. In May, Omnisphere Version 2.0 was released with vastly expanded new synthesis and creative capabilities for sound design, along with significant user interface innovations, and thousands of new sounds. The new v2.1 update, a free download to Omnisphere version 2 users, includes refined patch and project sharing features for easily exchanging custom sounds between end-users directly or over social media, a Library Publishing feature allowing third-party sound developers to create easily installable sound sets for Omnisphere 2 users, as well as a much improved boot time for the plugin itself.
“It’s exciting to see the Omnisphere universe expanding with so much great sound development work in so many areas, from EDM to rock, and film and TV scores to games,” says Spectrasonics’ Founder and Creative Director, Eric Persing. “And now third- party developers of patch sets for Omnisphere 2 have a simple way to create and offer custom libraries that can include their own soundsources, and are easy to install for customers. There’s no need for installers or complicated instructions for moving files around directories deep in the system folders. And because it’s so easy to share sounds and ideas now, we feel this will be a huge boon for social media user groups discussing tips and patch creation. This is a big opportunity for our users everywhere. We look forward to seeing and hearing what develops!”
Sharing sounds is simplified in Omnisphere 2.1, the end-user can simply shift-click on a few Patches or a few Multi-patches and then save them to be transferred to a friend or musical collaborator who also has Omnisphere 2. Sharing patches automatically includes any user audio, which is especially convenient with custom patches. Sharing multiple types of Patches, Multis and user audio all at once is easier too, with Project sharing; the end-user can just collect a set of sounds in a project, and then share the project.
The new “Publish Library” feature in v2.1 was created for third-party developers of Omnisphere libraries. It allows developers to easily export, or “publish” a library of Multis and Patches, along with any associated user-created Soundsources, as well as graphic images for the custom library in a single .omnisphere file format. End-users can then easily install this package into their systems with a single step.
Changes in Omnisphere v2.1
- New Sound Sharing and Publishing capabilities:
- Easily share patches and projects between users, which can include User Audio.
- Publish a library of patches and Multis including User Audio, graphics and more.
- Share Sounds over social media .
- Faster Boot Time:
- Opening the plugin inside any DAW on Macintosh or Windows is much speedier .
Omnisphere for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for $499 USD / 399 EUR.