Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5

Cutting edge virtual synth suitable for all styles of music and sound design - new free 2.5 update out now!

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Omnisphere is the flagship synthesizer of Spectrasonics - an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. Top Artists all over the world rely on Omnisphere as an essential source of sonic inspiration. This award-winning software brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that will spark a lifetime of exploration. 

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OMNISPHERE 2.5:

Hardware Synth Integration

With the new version 2.5, Omnisphere becomes the first software synth in the world to offer a Hardware Synth Integration feature, which transforms over 30 well-known hardware synthesizers into extensive hands-on controllers that unlock Omnisphere’s newly expanded synthesis capabilities.

Simply put, this ground-breaking new feature makes using Omnisphere feel just like using a hardware synth! This remarkable innovation bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware, giving users intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their supported hardware synth.

Virtual instrument users can at last experience the joy of the hardware synth workflow and hardware synth users can now fully expand their capabilities into the vast sonic world of Omnisphere!

OMNISPHERE FEATURE LIST:

Vast New Synthesis Possibilities:

  • Now includes over 14,000 inspiring sounds for all types of music production
  • Ground-breaking Hardware Synth Integration allows hands-on control of Omnisphere
  • Audio Import - Use your own audio file as a soundsource
  • Over 500 DSP Waveforms for the Synth Oscillator
  • Sound Match™ feature instantly locates any related sounds in the library
  • Hardware Library with distinct ‘classic analog’ flavour
  • Spotlight - EDM library with next-level, modern sounds
  • Powerful Granular Synthesis for amazing transformations
  • 57 incredible FX Units, which are fully integrated and can be modulated
  • Creative “Psychoacoustic” sounds from the renowned Spectrasonics sound design team
  • Sound Lock™ feature gives endless useful variations by locking sound aspects while browsing
  • Wavetable Synthesis - Each waveform is 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 34 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
  • Mini-Browser available at all times plus larger Full Browser design
  • Up to 20 oscillators per patch can be either DSP synth or sample-based
  • High Resolution resizable Interface with “Zooming” into deeper synthesis levels
  • Eight independent Arpeggiators with unique Groove Lock™ feature
  • Polyphonic Timbre Shifting/Crushing, Waveshaping and Reduction
  • Eight full-featured LFOs per patch, with syncing and complex waveforms
  • Twelve 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
    …and much, much more!

    Please note: This product is also available as an UPGRADE* for Omnisphere 1.0 customers. Please select Upgrade Serial Card Option in the drop-down list. YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED OMNISPHERE 1.0 USER TO ORDER THIS PRODUCT. 

    Like what you see? Have you checked out our exclusive Omnisphere 2 Collection?

    For more info and resources, take a look at the Reference Guide from Spectrasonics.

     

    Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 Full Version Boxed

    For all new customers that do not own the original Omnisphere 1.0.

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    Upgrade from Omnisphere 1.0 to Omnisphere 2

    Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 UPGRADE Serial card (boxed)

    For owners of the Original Omnisphere 1.0.*

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    *The upgrade package is sold as a thin envelope with no media (includes an upgrade code which allows download). Please note that the Omnisphere 2 upgrade download size is 14GB.

     

    Plus, want to see world class artists performing using Omnisphere and other award-winning virtual instruments from Spectrasonics? Check out the Spectrasonics' Artist Video Series!

    Read on to find out more about the new features and enhancements included in Omnisphere 2.5:

    USB Drive Installer Now Included:

    The new metal credit-card style USB drives are designed to make installing Spectrasonics products a vastly simplified process. The transfer speed is many-times faster than optical discs as well, saving users hours during the install process. While these non-writeable drives are intended for installation and not for actually streaming the instruments, they are much more reliable than DVD discs. Finally, the wallet-size USB drive can be easily stored for future use when new computer installs are needed.

    New Hardware Sound Library

    Omnisphere 2.5 includes a stunning new “Hardware Library” with over 1,000 new patches created by Eric Persing and the renowned Spectrasonics Sound Development team. Each hardware profile has a corresponding set of sounds in the Hardware Library which were specially designed using that hardware synth as an Omnisphere controller. These inspiring new sounds feature a wide range of categories and many have a distinctly ‘classic analog’ flavour! Best of all, the new sounds are available for ALL users, regardless of using the hardware or not!

    Vastly Expanded Synthesis Engine

    • Four Layers per patch!
    • New State Variable Filters
    • Over 500 DSP Wavetables
    • Powerful New Granular Synthesis
    • 8 LFOs, 12 ENVs, 34 Filter Types per part
    • Doubled Mod Matrix
    • Full FX Modulation

    Audio Import

    You can use your own audio file as a sound source in Omnisphere, simply by dragging it onto the interface! Go wild with using the new Granular Synthesis, Harmonia, Innerspace and many other creative tools inside Omnisphere!

    New High Resolution Interface

    Omnisphere 2.5 now supports a newly redesigned, high resolution interface with support for HiDPI displays. The modernised GUI is now easier to use and resizable to fit comfortably into your workspace.

    Includes over 14,000 sounds!

    Since the beginning, Omnisphere has been the sonic weapon of choice for creative players and producers in search of next level sounds on hit records, bestselling games and Oscar-winning films. Omnisphere’s amazing sound library is constantly growing and being pushed in fresh directions by the award-winning Spectrasonics Sound Development Team.

    57 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
    • Vintage Compressor
    • Modern Compressor
    • Gate Expander
    • Vintage 2-Band EQ
    • Vintage 3-Band EQ
    • Graphic 7-Band EQ
    • Graphic 12-Band EQ
    • Parametric 2-Band EQ
    • Parametric 3-Band EQ
    • Formant Filter
    • Power Filter
    • Valve Radio
    • Flame Distortion
    • Smoke Amp
    • Ultra Chorus
    • Retro-Phaser
    • Pro-Phaser
    • EZ-Phaser
    • Retro-Flanger
    • Flanger
    • Chorus Echo
    • BPM Delay
    • BPM Delay X2
    • BPM Delay X3
    • Radio Delay
    • Retroplex
    • Pro-Verb
    • EZ-Verb
    • Spring Reverb
    • Imager

    Additional Highlights

    • Standalone Application now included!
    • New Live Mode interface for touch screens
    • Enhanced Orb with Attractor mode
    • Satellite Instrument support for Trilian and Keyscape
      -and more!

    Here are all the new features you can expect to find in the Spectrasonics Omnisphere version 2.5 update - free for registered users!

    Hardware Synth Integration

    This remarkable innovation bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware, giving users intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their supported hardware synth. The initial release officially supports over 30 popular hardware synthesizers from Moog®, Dave Smith Instruments®, Roland®, Korg®, Novation®, Nord, Access, Studiologic, Sequential® and more to come. The supported hardware synths cover a wide range of types and price ranges for different types of users. 

    On the technical side, the new Hardware Synth Integration feature in version 2.5 goes far beyond the typical “MIDI Learn” approaches that most software synthesizers employ. Under the hood, our development team has carefully designed unique “Hardware Profiles” for each supported hardware synthesizer, making the special features of that synthesizer work seamlessly with Omnisphere by translating MIDI messages from the hardware into satisfying sonic results in Omnisphere.

    Expanded Synthesis Capabilities

    The new version 2.5 vastly expands the synthesis capabilities of Omnisphere by doubling its voice architecture to Four Layers per patch! Each patch can now utilise up to 12 envelopes, 8 LFOs and the Modulation Matrix has been doubled to 48 modulation routings. Over 100 New DSP Oscillator Wavetables based on the supported hardware are included and featured in the new hardware profiles.

    New Hardware Sound Library

    Omnisphere 2.5 includes a stunning new “Hardware Library” with over 1,000 new patches created by Eric Persing and the renowned Spectrasonics Sound Development team. Each hardware profile has a corresponding set of sounds in the Hardware Library which were specially designed using that hardware synth as an Omnisphere controller. These inspiring new sounds feature a wide range of categories and many have a distinctly ‘classic analog’ flavor! Best of all, the new sounds are available for ALL users, regardless of using the hardware or not!

    New High Resolution Interface

    Omnisphere 2.5 features a newly designed graphic user interface, which includes Retina/hi res graphics for 4K monitors. The new interface has been given an aesthetic refresh for a cleaner, more modern look and features larger controls. The new GUI is now easier to use and scalable to fit comfortably into your workspace. The Live Mode page has also been redesigned to show much more relevant information onstage at a single glance.

    New Granular Layout

    The Granular page of Omnisphere 2.5 now sports a full waveform display and a clearer view of what each of the grains are doing at any moment. This new layout makes it far more intuitive to grasp how Omnisphere’s powerful Granular Synthesis engine is working on the audio source.

    Windows Multitouch Support

    Spectrasonics is proud to announce that version 2.5 of Omnisphere is now fully supporting Windows X Multitouch computers and tablets. This means that the new Live Mode page can function as a fully functional stage interface when used fullscreen on a Windows computer.

    Hardware Synths supported include:

    • Sequential Prophet X 
    • Sequential Prophet 6
    • Dave Smith Prophet 12 
    • Dave Smith OB-6 
    • Dave Smith REV2      
    • Moog Sub 37 
    • Moog Subsequent 37 
    • Moog Voyager 
    • Moog Sub Phatty 
    • Moog Little Phatty 
    • Moog Slim Phatty 
    • Korg Minilogue 
    • Korg Monologue
    • Korg Prologue
    • Roland System-1 
    • Roland System-1m 
    • Roland System-8 
    • Roland SE-02 
    • Roland SH-01A 
    • Roland JP-08 
    • Roland JU-06 
    • Roland JX-03 
    • Roland VP-03
    • Novation Peak
    • Novation Bass Station II 
    • Novation Circuit Mono Station
    • Access Virus A 
    • Access Virus B 
    • Clavia Nord Lead 1 
    • Clavia Nord Lead 2 
    • Studiologic Sledge

    “Way more than an update: a tool that any composer/producer should consider”
    - Audio News Room

    "Omnisphere 2 is an instrument that you couldn't exhaust the potential of in a lifetime of music making. It's powerful, soulful and worth every penny." 
    - Computer Music writer Ronan Macdonald makes Omnisphere 2 his Expert's Choice of 2015.

     "If being at the cutting edge of sound design appears anywhere on your list of music production priorities, it´s an instrument that you simply have to own. [...] an absolute triumph of virtual instrument design."
    - Computer Music (Rating 10/10)

    "So, has Omnisphere 2 lived up to its previous reputation as the king of software synths? I say without a doubt. Omnisphere 2 is a tool that will live on and provide endless sounds and inspiration for musicians, producers and sound designers for the foreseeable future."
    - AskAudio Mag

    "Omnisphere 2 is root and branch rethink, a 'wouldn't it be great if…' brainstorm that's delivered an instrument that's never sounded better, nor offered a greater amount of creative potential...Thanks to some genuinely innovative features, not to mention a wealth of extra sonic material to play with, it's hard to imagine any software instrument delivering the same breadth and sheer sonic excellence as Omnisphere 2"
    Music Tech

    "With Omnisphere 2, the sheer diversity and quality of sounds is stunning. To build something of this magnitude is no easy undertaking, and Spectrasonics should be applauded."
    - ProSoundNews

    "With new sounds numbering in their thousands and a search facility that delivers the inspirational as a matter of routine, upgrading still seems like a no-brainer to me, whether you care for the technical advances or not. The best software, just got better" 
    - Sound on Sound 

    "Regardless of whether your appetite for exploration merely scratches these surfaces or has designs on diving much deeper, Omnisphere 2 deserves to be filed in the ´must have´ catagory" 
    - Future Music 

    "Sounds that have to be heard to be believed. A synth with the WOW factor that can find its home in any dance music genre."
    - 9/10 - DJ MAG

    "Omnisphere 2 is the best thing ever invented - more useful than the wheel!" - Gary Numan

    Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

    http://help.timespace.com/home/spectrasonics-install-guides

    Customer Reviews

    Press Quotes

    "Omnisphere 2 is an instrument that you couldn't exhaust the potential of in a lifetime of music making. It's powerful, soulful and worth every penny." - Computer Music writer Ronan Macdonald makes Omnisphere 2 his Expert's Choice of 2015.

    "Omnisphere 2 is root and branch rethink, a 'wouldn't it be great if…' brainstorm that's delivered an instrument that's never sounded better, nor offered a greater amount of creative potential...sheer sonic excellence" - Music Tech - (Read more in Media Reviews)

    "With new sounds numbering in their thousands and a search facility that delivers the inspirational as a matter of routine, upgrading still seems like a no-brainer to me, whether you care for the technical advances or not. The best software, just got better" - Sound on Sound 

    Tech Specs

    Product Type:

    Virtual Instrument

    Product Specs:

    System Requirements

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL USERS

    • 2.4 GHz or higher processor
    • 4GB RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
    • USB2 Port, Broadband internet connection or Dual Layer compatible DVD-ROM drive
    • 64GB of free hard drive space

    Mac Users:

    • OSX 10.9 Mavericks or higher
    • AU, VST 2.4 or higher, RTAS/AAX capable host software
    • Audio Unit plugin requires host with support for "Cocoa" based plugins
    • Native 64-bit and 32-bit on OSX

    Windows Users:

    • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
    • VST 2.4 or higher, RTAS/AAX capable host software
    • Native 64-bit and 32-bit on Windows