Sonic Lab: Omnisphere 2.5 Hardware Synth Profiles

GB We hook up a bunch of synths - now where's my cape?      18/10/18
    MP4 25:20 mins    

Buying Choices
Affilliate Links help support the site

The latest free update from Omnisphere - version 2.5 has added a number of new features, not only do we now get four layers - doubling the amount of synthesis already available. But the new Hardware Synth Profiles are one of the biggest new features.

Essentially they allow you to connect a hardware synth (there are currently 20 supported), the structure of which is replicated in software, and maps each (or most) knob and button directly to it's counterpart in software. It's not just a matter of mapping but a deeper integration with modulation routings and effects being instantiated behind the scenes.

A profile can be loaded per instance of Omnisphere, in our setup we had Ableton Live with four, the additional profile notes offer good instructions on how to set each up to use.

In practice it's a pretty compelling experience, and while you are unlikely to buy synths specifically to use in Omnisphere, if you already own one or more of the supported synths, then it could be just the thing.

Gaz Williams and Nick Batt hook up four of the supported synths and explore.

Omnisphere 2.5 is a free update for 2.0 owners, Or can be purchased for £339.

Supported Synths (as of October 2018)


 


Spectrasonics Social

More From: SPECTRASONICS
Even more news...


 


More Videos

Featured Video
Interview: Anthony Rother Interview: Anthony Rother 

On playing live, his evolving studio setup, and creative dream states


NAMM 22: The Big 3rd Wave Polysynth Video NAMM 22: The Big 3rd Wave Polysynth Video 

A detailed look at the new Wavetable synth


U-he MFM 2.5 Monster Delay Effects Released U-he MFM 2.5 Monster Delay Effects Released 

More Feedback Machine is insane


Podcast: Sonic TALK 719 - MIDI Throwback, Daxophone, Whats that Drum Machine? Podcast: Sonic TALK 719 - MIDI Throwback, Daxophone, Whats that Drum Machine? 

And more


Knobcon 22:  Tidbit Audio Passive Modular Utillities Knobcon 22: Tidbit Audio Passive Modular Utillities 

Nifty inline doo dahs


Hey there, we use Cookies to customize your experience on Sonicstate.com