Groove Lock is one of Omnisphere’s most innovate new features. In the past, arpeggiators have always had a fixed timing, so they’ve had limited usefulness in genres outside of electronic music. With Groove Lock you can lock the groove of the Arpeggiator to the feel of any Stylus RMX or Standard MIDI file. This dramatically expands the rhythmic potential of the Omnisphere Arpeggiator.
Any MIDI data from Stylus RMX – including Grooves that have had Chaos applied to them – can be dragged from Stylus RMX’s MIDI File field into Omnisphere’s Groove Lock field. The name of the RMX Groove is also carried over.
As well, the feel of any standard MIDI file can be used as a reference for Groove Lock. This is achieved by loading a standard MIDI file into Groove Lock using drag and drop or the MIDI file browser. This is explained in the MIDI file browsing section.
Grooves can be dragged from either of Stylus RMX’s two MIDI File fields, located on the Directory page or on the Chaos page.
Stylus RMX Directory Page
Stylus RMX Chaos Page
Click and drag the name of the MIDI file from Stylus RMX into the Groove Lock field below the Arpeggiator display to lock the feel of Omnisphere and Stylus RMX together.
Groove Lock is not limited to Stylus RMX MIDI data, any standard MIDI file can be dragged into Omnisphere’s Groove Lock feature. This is explained in the MIDI file browsing section.