Omnisphere 2.5 Is Out: Hardware Synth Integration, New Synthesis Features & More!

Omnisphere 2.5 brings hardware & software synths together, includes new synthesis features (4 layers, wavetables…), over 1000 new patches & more!

At Superbooth 2018, Spectrasonics has surprised music producers with an unexpected massive Omnisphere 2.5 update. This update was a perfect fit for the event as it includes a new feature that no software company has done so far so perfect: hardware synth integration in a software plugin. From now on, musicians can open a profile, control Omnisphere 2.5 from their favourite hardware Synthesizer and use the same knobs without any mapping procedure. At the current stage, there are over 30 synths supported but the list will be expanded in future.

To conclude the hardware integration, Omnisphere 2.5 features also over 1000 new patches that reproduce in an impressive way the sound of these supported Synths including waveforms and filters from this hardware synths. It does not stop here. Now you have four layers per patch, doubled patch matrix, more LFO’s & envelopes, more wavetables & more. Another feature which I’m happy to see is the new design of the granular mode that now has a built-in waveform display.

The new version is a massive update for Omnisphere and shows well why this plugin is the best soft synth currently on the market.

Overview

With the new version, Omnisphere becomes the first software synth in the world to offer a ground-breaking Hardware Synth Integration feature which makes using Omnisphere feel just like using a hardware synth. It transforms over 30 well-known hardware synthesizers into extensive hands-on controllers that unlock Omnisphere’s newly expanded synthesis capabilities.

The extensive new free update also features a newly announced hi-resolution interface, support for Windows Multitouch, new Granular Synthesis capabilities and a stunning new sound library of over 1000 brand new sounds, bringing the total number of included sounds to over 14,000.

Changes in Omnisphere 2.5

  • Hardware Synth Integration.
  • New Hardware Library adds over 1,000 new patches for all users: Over 14,000 Sounds total now included
  • Vastly Expanded Synthesis:
    • Four Layers per patch.
    • Doubled Mod Matrix.
    • Over 100 New Wavetables.
    • New State Variable Filters.
    • 8 LFOs, 12 Envelopes.
  • New Hi-res, Resizable Interface.
  • New Granular Layout.
  • Improved Live Mode Page.
  • New Shared Signal Path routing.
  • New System Tuning/Scale functions.
  • Windows Multitouch support.

The Omnisphere 2.5 update is free of charge for all Omnisphere 2 users. New customers can purchase it for $499 USD /399€.

More information here: Spectrasonics

Available here: Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 

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