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Spectrasonics Omnisphere (late summer 2008) power synth
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:09:28 PM »
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec08/articles/spectrasonicsomnisphere.htm
http://www.kvraudio.com/product/omnisphere-by-spectrasonics/news
http://web.archive.org/web/20081108024631/http://www.spectrasonics.net/
first appeared on spectrasonics website between july + october of 2008
http://web.archive.org/web/20081217171538/http://www.spectrasonics.net/instruments/omnisphere.html

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original system requirements
Omnisphere runs on Mac OS 10.4.9 or higher and Windows XP SP2 / Vista, and requires a minimum of 2GB of RAM and 50GB free hard drive space for the samples. Spectrasonics recommend a minimum processor speed of 2GHz for Macs and 3GHz for PCs, and Intel Macs and G5 Power PCs are both supported.



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FEATURES

    Powerfully simple interface design makes key features accessible to every user
    Advanced users can "zoom" into deeper and deeper synthesis capabilities
    Sophisticated Browser with searching, sound attributes, descriptions and images
    8 independent Arpeggiators
    World's first Arpeggiator with Groove Lock™ - which allows the Arpeggiators to match the feel of Stylus RMX and MIDI Files.
    Special performance-oriented Live Mode interface allows for seamless, interactive creative patch switching and layering on the fly
    Stack Mode interface allows for complex patch layering, splits, and crossfades (velocity/positional/controller)
    8-part multitimbral with built-in Mixer, Aux FX and Mastering FX racks
    Advanced MIDI Learn and Automation parameter handling
    Comprehensive integrated Reference Guide
    Hours of free Tutorial Videos available online to registered users
    Windows native 64-bit support and Mac OSX Snow Leopard compatibility

SYNTHESIS FEATURES

    Oscillators can be sample-based or synth-based
    Up to 10 oscillators per patch with new Harmonia™ feature
    Flex-Mod™ modulation system allows powerful modular-style routing
    Dual Layer architecture
    High-definition streaming engine
    Variable DSP Oscillator Waveshapes
    Sophisticated Unison Detuning
    Variable Analog Feel
    Modulatable Hard Sync
    Granular Synthesis
    Innovative Chaos Envelopes
    Polyphonic Timbre Shifting
    Polyphonic Timbre Crushing
    Polyphonic Waveshaper
    Polyphonic Ring Modulation
    Polyphonic Glide
    FM Oscillators
    Dual Filter architecture per Layer
    Create filter combinations in series or parallel
    Arrange and blend more than 17 Filter algorithms
    Fully modulatable FX racks
    Alternate tuning scales supported
    6 full-featured LFOs per patch
    8 Advanced Multi-breakpoint looping Envelopes per patch
    Unique Dual Envelope interface - Simple ADSR-style or Advanced Graphic-style
    Sampled soundsources can be processed with synthesis features!

SOUND LIBRARY

    Vast Core Library - over 40GB with thousands of sounds
    Cutting-edge sounds from the renowned Spectrasonics sound design team
    Innovative "Psychoacoustic" soundsources for organic synthesis!
    Unique multisampled "Composite Morphing™ soundsources
    Integrates the award-winning, original Atmosphere® core library
    Integrates best of Spectrasonics highly-acclaimed sample libraries
    Massive variety of inspiring sounds for all types of music production
    Searchable by sound attributes (Timbre, Genre, Mood, Tonality, Source, etc)
    Expandable sound architecture

EFFECTS FEATURES

    Integrated, full-featured FX Racks
    Up to 12 simultaneous FX per patch
    Layer FX modulatable from any mod source
    Hundreds of FX presets included
    Over 32 original FX Processors covering the full spectrum of signal processing

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL USERS

    2.4 GHz or higher processor
    4GB RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
    Dual Layer compatible DVD-ROM drive
    50GB of free hard drive space

Mac Users:

    OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher
    Intel dual core processor or higher
    AU, VST 2.4 or higher, RTAS or AAX capable host software
    Audio Unit plugin requires host with support for "Cocoa" based plugins
    Native 64-bit and 32-bit on OSX
    6GB of RAM or more if using the Sample File Server

Windows Users:

    VST 2.4 or higher, RTAS or AAX capable host software
    Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista
    Native 64-bit and 32-bit on Windows


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OMNISPHERE® - Power Synth

SYNTHESIS - COMPOSITION - PRODUCTION - LIVE PERFORMANCE
 

After many years of development, Spectrasonics is proud to release the brand new flagship virtual instrument Omnisphere. This epic ‘Power Synth’ breaks completely new sonic ground by combining a wide variety of hybrid realtime synthesis techniques, an epic library of remarkable ‘Psychoacoustic’ sounds, and many innovative features that have never been seen before in any hardware or software synthesizer. The new instrument is the first to be based on Spectrasonics newly developed STEAM Engine.

“This is truly an Epic project,” said Eric Persing, Founder and Creative Director of Spectrasonics. “We have been working for many, many years; sampling unique sounds, experimenting, specifying the synthesis features and building the STEAM Engine to run it all. It’s been a very exciting process involving our team of software engineers, sound designers, musicians, and graphic artists from all over the world. We’ve been very deliberate in making it easy to use, and yet extremely powerful. Omnisphere is our new flagship synthesizer, and points the way to all our future virtual instruments. We are thrilled to offer a new product that will have a host of expansion capabilities in the future.”

Although this new synth is extremely powerful, Omnisphere is designed with a unique user interface containing progressive layers of ‘zooming’ to accommodate the complete range of users - from musicians who just want to be inspired by the sounds and customize them in an easy way, to expert synthesists and the most advanced sound designers. Users can go deeper and deeper into the software and progress in their synthesis knowledge by simply exploring additional levels of sound manipulation options. To make sure that all users get the most out of the new capabilities, Omnisphere includes an extensive set of video tutorials and synthesis lessons taught by the renown Spectrasonics sound design team.

Omnisphere offers a host of hybrid synthesis and new control capabilities including Variable Waveshaping DSP synthesis, Granular synthesis, Timbre Shifting, FM, polyphonic Ring Modulation, high-resolution streaming Sample Playback, Harmonia™, Dual Multimode Filter structure, Chaos Envelopes™, an advanced Unison mode, and the innovative Flex-Mod™ modulation routing system - to name a few.

The huge core library of Omnisphere is filled with years of creative sampling experiments and thousands of inspiring patches. Spectrasonics has pioneered several brand-new types of sampling for the core library of this instrument, including unique “Psychoacoustic” sounds and soundsources created with a new Composite Morphing Technique (CMT) - which morphs the harmonic characteristics of one instrument to another. As a bonus, a section of the core library is also devoted to representing the best of Spectrasonics award-winning sample libraries. When all of these organic core library soundsources are combined with the synthesis power of the STEAM engine, the sounds become “alive” in a truly dynamic and expressive way.

Among the many unique features this new multitimbral synth offers are its flexible arpeggiators with the innovative Groove Lock™ integration with Stylus RMX - allowing the arpeggiator’s pattern to instantly groove with the feel of the RMX drum loop; Live Mode for transitionless patch switching and layering, Stack Mode for powerful performance mapping; and integrated modulatable FX Racks.

Omnisphere is also the successor to Spectrasonics’ popular Atmosphere® instrument, and contains enhanced versions of all the classic Atmosphere sounds. However, the brand new core library in Omnisphere is 10-times the size of Atmosphere and features thousands of completely new and different sounds.

There is an upgrade for all Atmosphere customers, available from Spectrasonics Techshop.

The culmination of many years of development, Omnisphere is an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. Omnisphere brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that will inspire a lifetime of exploration.

Omnisphere is now shipping, and has an MSRP of $499 US and €379 Euro.

Omnisphere is cross-platform compatible with Apple Macintosh OS X 10.4 and higher as a native Universal Binary and also with Microsoft Windows XP/Vista. Audio Units, VST, and RTAS plug-in formats are supported for compatibility with all major host software.


SYSTEM FEATURES:

• Powerfully simple interface design makes key features accessible to every user

• Advanced users can "zoom" into deeper and deeper synthesis capabilities

• Sophisticated Browser with searching, sound attributes, descriptions and images

• 8 independent Arpeggiators

• World's first Arpeggiator with Groove Lock™ - which allows the Arpeggiators to match the feel of Stylus RMX and MIDI Files.

• Special performance-oriented Live Mode interface allows for seamless, interactive creative patch switching and layering on the fly

• Stack Mode interface allows for complex patch layering, splits, and crossfades (velocity/positional/controller)

• 8-part multitimbral with built-in Mixer, Aux FX and Mastering FX racks

• Advanced MIDI Learn and Automation parameter handling

• Comprehensive integrated Reference Guide

• Hours of free Tutorial Videos available online to registered users

SYNTHESIS FEATURES:

• Oscillators can be sample-based or synth-based

• Up to 10 oscillators per patch with new Harmonia™ feature

• Flex-Mod™ modulation system allows powerful modular-style routing

• Dual Layer architecture

• High-definition streaming engine

• Variable DSP Oscillator Waveshapes

• Sophisticated Unison Detuning

• Variable Analog Feel

• Modulatable Hard Sync

• Granular Synthesis

• Innovative Chaos Envelopes

• Polyphonic Timbre Shifting

• Polyphonic Timbre Crushing

• Polyphonic Waveshaper

• Polyphonic Ring Modulation

• Polyphonic Glide

• FM Oscillators

• Dual Filter architecture per Layer

• Create filter combinations in series or parallel

• Arrange and blend more than 17 Filter algorithms

• Fully modulatable FX racks

• Alternate tuning scales supported

• 6 full-featured LFOs per patch

• 8 Advanced Multi-breakpoint looping Envelopes per patch

• Unique Dual Envelope interface - Simple ADSR-style or Advanced Graphic-style

• Sampled soundsources can be processed with synthesis features!

SOUND LIBRARY:

• Vast Core Library - over 40GB with thousands of sounds

• Cutting-edge sounds from the renowned Spectrasonics sound design team

• Innovative "Psychoacoustic" soundsources for organic synthesis!

• Unique multisampled "Composite Morphing™ soundsources

• Integrates the award-winning, original Atmosphere® core library

• Integrates best of Spectrasonics highly-acclaimed sample libraries

• Massive variety of inspiring sounds for all types of music production

• Searchable by sound attributes (Timbre, Genre, Mood, Tonality, Source, etc)

• Expandable sound architecture

EFFECTS FEATURES:

• Integrated, full-featured FX Racks

• Up to 12 simultaneous FX per patch

• Layer FX modulatable from any mod source

• Hundreds of FX presets included

• Over 32 original FX Processors covering the full spectrum of signal processing


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Re: Spectrasonics Omnisphere (2008?)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 07:18:45 PM »
http://www.donsolaris.com/?p=952
comment here on this page indicates that the JD-800 or JD-990 was used to create alot of the sounds in Omnisphere!