Keyscape’s keyboards come equipped with cutsom controls that give you lots of creative ways to modify them. Omnisphere Integration lets you expand Keyscape’s sonic possibilities even further by applying Omnisphere’s sound-shaping and performance features.
Here are just a few examples of the things you can do:
Using Omnisphere’s multiple Parts, you can combine Keyscape and Omnisphere sounds. It is important to remember that many Keyscape and Omnisphere sounds contain thousands of samples and that certain synthesis tools and effects can be very CPU-intensive.
Of course you can also combine Keyscape sounds, but be mindful of the fact that in addition to the CPU requirements, different Keyscape models are tuned differently. Certain models utilize stretch tuning – a type of tuning that accommodates the inharmonicity of certain acoustic and electro-mechanical keyboards that use strings, tines, and reeds.
You can use Stack Mode or Live Mode to create useful combinations of sounds by using keyboard or velocity splits, layering, or applying Part-switching to a Multi in Live Mode.
In this example, we show Keyscape’s “LA Custom C7 Grand” loaded in Part 1, Omnisphere’s playable texture “Distant Memories” in Part 2, and Part 3 uses a rhythmic kalimba-based sound, also from Omnisphere. Using Stack Mode, the three parts play as one layered sound.
Using the same Multi in Live Mode, you can instantly switch between the three parts using keyswitches.
Use the Arpeggiator
You can apply Omnisphere’s Arpeggiator to Keyscape sounds to create rhythmic patterns. Here, the Keyscape Patch, “LA Custom C7 Grand” uses Omnisphere’s Arpeggiator.
Use Omnisphere’s FX Units to Process Sounds
You can use any of Omnisphere’s great-sounding FX units to modify Keyscape sounds or get under the hood and tweak what is already in use. Keyscape already utilizes many of Omnisphere’s FX Units, but there are lots more. Try a wide variety of amps, stompboxes and other high-quality effects to create sounds that range from hard-hitting to ethereal.
In the example below, the Patch, “Rhodes 1946 Pre-Piano Retrospace” has been processed with Innerspace, an FX unit that creates unique spaces and resonances, and then the signal is fed into a vintage MXR stompbox.
Apply Omnisphere’s Powerful Synthesis Tools
Any of the synthesis features inside Omnisphere can be used with Keyscape Patches or Soundscources to create unique sounds. In the example below, Granular is applied to a Classic Toy Piano sound to create a slowly evolving texture.
These are just a few of the things you can do using Keyscape inside Omnisphere. There are an infinite number of possibilities to explore.