You may remember the awesome demo Eric Persing gave us at NAMM this year, showing off the additional hardware synth profiles and update arpeggiator features which continue to make Omnisphere a compelling software instrument. Add to the the huge preset library now available which incorporates a lot of new presets utilizing the hardware synth profiles.
If you are a user, you're probably going to want to update to the latest version, apart from that its a free update - somehow they managed to keep bringing this stuff free to registered 2.0 users.
Major Arpeggiator Update
Omnisphere’s renowned Arpeggiator has received a major update in v2.6 with all new creative tools, making it one of the most flexible arpeggiators ever. The many innovations include inspiring new Pattern Modes, Step Dividers, Pitch Slides and the unique ability to have altered Chord Voicings and Chord Inversions per step. Also included is a new Arpeggiator Preset Library that showcases all the creative possibilities. Best of all, Omnisphere 2.6 can now capture the MIDI data of the arpeggiator as a standard MIDI file, which can be dragged to any DAW for further editing!
Expanded Hardware Synth Integration
Omnisphere’s ground-breaking Hardware Synth Integration feature bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware, giving users intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their hardware synth. With the new 2.6 release, many requested hardware synth profiles have been added, including support for over 65 popular hardware synthesizers from Moog®, Sequential®, Roland®, Korg®, Novation®, Nord®, Behringer®, Access®, Studiologic® and Yamaha®. The supported hardware synths cover a wide array of form factors and price ranges for different types of users.
Omnisphere 2.6 features a newly expanded “Hardware Library” with 600 new patches created by Eric Persing and the acclaimed Spectrasonics Sound Development team. Notably, the update takes Persing’s classic sound design work from the original 1987 Roland D-50 into completely new sonic territory with Omnisphere’s vast synthesis capabilities.