When using the Full Browser, the browser filters can be used in two modes: Attributes and File Directory. When using the Mini Browser, only Attributes Mode is available.
NOTE: Selecting Sound Match hides the browser filters and automatically finds similar sounds to the one that is loaded.
Using Attributes Mode, filtering is achieved by selecting Categories and Attributes to refine the list of sounds. The first column drop-down menu lets you select between “Category” and “Project” while the remaining Attribute columns may change their labels depending on the selected Category.
For example, in the Soundsource Browser, if the Category “All” is selected, the Attribute columns will automatically display Type, Genre, and Author.
If the Category “ARP + BPM” is selected, the Attribute columns will change to Type, Mood, and Genre.
These changes are intended to reflect Attributes that make more sense in context to the Category selection. These are recommended Attributes, but you can still manually select different Attributes from the column drop-down menus.
When using the Mini Browser, the Attribute filters are displayed one at a time. If there is an assignment selected in one of the filters, the letters in the filter header will be blue. If nothing is selected, they will be white.
In the Mini-Browser you can right-click on the Attribute Types to make a different selection from the list.
NOTE: Automatic Attributes changes will only occur if Category Sensitive Attributes in the Browser Settings is enabled (the default state). If the setting is disabled, the labels will remain static when changing Categories.
File Directory Mode (Full Browsers Only)
Using File Directory Mode, the Browser Filters display a File Folder hierarchy that matches how they are stored on your computer’s hard drive.
When you select a Folder in a column, the list of sounds will be filtered to include only the sounds that exist in the Folders below it in the file hierarchy.
This traditional method of file browsing may be more natural to some users, and is useful when creating a large custom collection of Multis and Patches. You can create a custom file directory hierarchy inside the STEAM folder, and organize your custom Patches to suit your needs.
NOTE: Most of Omnisphere’s Factory Library does not rely on folders or sub-directories, so File Directory mode is not particularly useful for browsing Factory sounds.