At the end of March 2019, Spectrasonics released a mammoth update to their flagship Omnisphere synthesizer. The main bulk of the update was in the Arpeggiator and Sequencer section of the Synth. Best of all this update was free to users of Omnisphere 2.5.
To help demystify and get the most out of the update I provided a couple of tutorial walkthrough videos on my YouTube channel. I separated these into three videos as covering all the features in one would make it too long.
In the first part I provide a general overview of the changes to the layout of the interface. I also show the new patterns that can be generated by the Arp section.
In the second part I round off the new patterns available and go deeper into the updates. To demonstrate this I move into my sequencer of choice Cubase, although any sequencer will do.
Some of these new features will replace my Manikin Schrittmacher to sequence Omnisphere. There is now the ability to glide between notes within the Sequencer, perform chord inversions on the fly and lots more.
In the final part I round off this mini walkthrough with the remaining features of the Arp and Sequencer section. I also do a little synth patch design at the end to demonstrate how you can pull all these new features together.
I hope you find this brief overview helpful and informative. If you have any questions about the new features within Omnisphere leave a comment below or drop me an e-mail using the contact form.
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