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Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 - Power Synth Virtual Instrument (Retail)

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Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 - Power Synth Virtual Instrument (Retail)
Key Features
  • Multiple Synthesizer Engines
  • 64GB Core Library
  • Over 12,000 Sounds
  • 7627 Patches
Omnisphere 2 Power Synth from Spectrasonics is the flagship virtual instrument that combines a wide variety of real-time synthesis techniques with a huge 64GB core sound library. To hold all of this together while providing an elegant and easy-to-use interface, the development team at Spectrasonics created the STEAM Engine.
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Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 Overview

Omnisphere 2 Power Synth from Spectrasonics is the flagship virtual instrument that combines a wide variety of real-time synthesis techniques with a huge 64GB core sound library. To hold all of this together while providing an elegant and easy-to-use interface, the development team at Spectrasonics created the STEAM Engine.

The STEAM Engine allows the user to process already interesting core samples with an intriguing set of synthesis and effects processor, thereby transforming the core material into truly inspiring sounds. The user interface features progressive layers of zooming that can be used by a wide range of users - from musicians who just want to be inspired by the sounds and customize them in an easy way, to the most advanced sound designers.

The sounds in the core library were acquired using various techniques including a new Composite Morphing Technique (CMT) which morphs the harmonic characteristics of one instrument to another. Additionally, new sound sources have been added including Diego Stocco's custom built instruments, circuit bent instruments, granular synthesis, and melodic cave stalactites.

Eight independent arpeggiators can be used in a single multi-timbral instrument to allow for creating complete compositional sections. However, the real beauty of these arpeggiators is that they can be synchronized to the feel of any RMX drum loop via Groove Lock or any other MIDI file. This means no more conflicting rhythmic feels. Additionally, sounds can be modulated by multiple LFOs or by using advanced multi-breakpoint looping envelopes.

Note:
Any customer who purchased Omnisphere after October 1, 2014 will also receive the free upgrade to Omnisphere 2.

New Features

  • Audio Import
    • Use your own audio files as a soundsource in Omnisphere
       
  • New Synthesis Possibilities
    • Over 400 new DSP waveforms for the synth oscillator
    • 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, and 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
       
  • Includes over 12,000 sounds
    • More than 4500 brand new patches and soundsources
    • New Spotlight 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
       
  • 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
    • Arpeggiator
       
  • New Interface
    • Redesigned wider user interface with many improvements
    • New show modulation pane on left side
    • New mini-browser available at all times
    • Larger full browser design
       
  • 25 New FX Units
    • Innerspace
    • Quad Resonators
    • 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
       
  • Enhanced Browser
    • Sound Match feature instantly locates any related sounds in the library
    • Sound Lock allows endless variations by locking sound aspects while you browse
    • Easy sound/project sharing for collaborators and third party libraries
    • Improved sound organization system
    • Fast progressive loading allows rapid auditioning
    • Browse patches by mood
    • Expanded genres
    • Browse by oscillator type
    • Boolean search options
       
  • 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
       
  • 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)

Full Feature Set

  • Now includes over 12,000 inspiring sounds for all types of music production
  • New Interface with enhanced browsing and zooming into deeper synthesis levels
  • Audio Import—Use your own audio file as a soundsource in Omnisphere
  • Over 400 New DSP Waveforms for the Synth Oscillator
  • Sound Match feature instantly locates any related sounds in the library
  • Sound Lock feature gives endless variations by locking sound aspects while browsing
  • New Spotlight EDM library with cutting-edge, modern sounds
  • Powerful New Granular Synthesis algorithm for amazing transformations
  • 58 incredible FX Units, which are fully integrated and can be modulated
  • Creative Psychoacoustic sounds from the renowned Spectrasonics sound design team
  • Wavetable Synthesis—Each waveform is now a Morphing Wavetable
  • ORB circular motion interface allows infinitely-shifting variations
  • Deeper FM / Ring Modulation capabilities for aggressive timbres
  • Dual Filter architecture includes more than 28 filter algorithms in series or parallel
  • Performance-oriented Live Mode allows for seamless patch layering on the fly
  • Flex-Mod modulation system allows powerful, modular-style matrix routing
  • Stack Mode interface allows for complex patch-layering, splits, and crossfades
  • New mini-browser available at all times plus larger full browser design
  • Up to 10 oscillators per patch can be either DSP synth or sample-based
  • Eight independent Arpeggiators with unique Groove Lock feature
  • Polyphonic Timbre Shifting/Crushing, Waveshaping and Reduction
  • Six full-featured LFOs per patch, with syncing and complex waveforms
  • Eight Envelopes with both simple ADSR-style or advanced multi-breakpoint interfaces
  • Easy Sound/Project Sharing for collaborators and third-party libraries
  • Sample-based soundsources can be processed with synthesis features
  • Includes FREE Omni TR iPad remote app
UPC: 835948000191

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 Specs

General
Delivery MethodUSB Dongle
License TypeStandard
Sound TypeSynthesizer
Supported Plug-In FormatsAAX (Native), AU, RTAS, VST2
Standalone OperationNo
Visual Impairment SupportNo
System Requirements
OS CompatibilityWindows 7
macOS 10.1 or Later
*As of August, 2019: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Memory RequirementWindows, Mac:
4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
Storage RequirementWindows, Mac:
64 GB
CPU RequirementWindows, Mac:
2.4 GHz and Faster  
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.115 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 7.2 x 1.4"

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 Reviews

Powerhouse

By Anderson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

It's everything that I hope for, a powerhouse. I am really loving all the content.

Best price for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-02

I shopped around a lot and pretty much everybody had the same price except B&H Photo. B&H is often the lowest price for many products and I'd recommend them for pretty much anything.

The Alpha in omega!

By Alexis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-07

Don’t think just buy! You will not regret this purchase. What you get is quality sounds and a variety of sounds that will spark and get those creative juices flowing. This is the best! Nothing on the market like it and it’s been good on my CPU (i510600k). I’d high recommend no matter your genre. This VST is beast mode for real. You get what you pay for and that’s time, quality, detail, and patience. You will not regret it. So go buy it now my fellow music producers, sound creators, composers and hobbyist etc...

WOW!  A tool today for the music of tomorrow.

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-11

I've got oodles of time to dig into this since the pandemic has us musicians stuck at home. As the start up documents say, you can spend a lifetime reading about how it works, so just start playing with it. Just scratching the surface...but the ideas are growing and growing.

Omnisphere

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-30

Fast shipping. Sounds are great. Thanks B & H!!

My purchase

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-14

One of the best music investments I ever made. The sounds are just phenomenal. Thumbs up to Spectrasonics and delivery was fast. Thanks B&H Photo. Definitely recommend.

Spectranics ominsphere 2

By Olivia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

I gave this as a gift for my best friend and he absolutely loves it and plays with it 24 seven on his computer and loves all the sounds and everything and also he shows me all the time what he makes with it. He was super suprised as this gift. We can't wait to buy more equipment that he wants soon! This is a must for people who like to make beats!

Omnisphere is the best

By Funbi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-19

I've been a producer for a year now and I've used a bunch of VST's whichever were free and some paid for and I was always hesitant about omnisphere because of the price. But I guarantee you that if you purchase this. You are bound to feel better about your production

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