Omnisphere 2 includes the “Smart Update” system which makes it much easier to keep a user’s collection of Spectrasonics instruments up to date. This efficient system will automatically compile updates needed to any instruments and libraries in your User Account into a single download. Running one installer will then get your entire Spectrasonics system up to date!
With an active Internet connection, when you first open Omnisphere it will automatically check for any available updates for all the Spectrasonics instruments and libraries installed in your computer. If everything is up-to-date, Omnisphere’s splash screen will display “You are up to date” in green text below the DIAGNOSTICS button:
If the software detects that there are updates available, the splash screen will display “Updates are available!” in gray text below the GET UPDATES button:
Click on the GET UPDATES button and you’ll be taken to the Smart Update page on the Spectrasonics website.
NOTE: You can access the splash screen at any time by clicking on the Spectrasonics “prism” logo in the upper right corner.
The Smart Update page will list your current Software, Patch, and Soundsource versions for each of the instruments and libraries installed on your computer as well as the latest versions. The Status column will indicate any components that need updating with a red dot. A green dot indicates that the component is up-to-date.
After clicking the “Get Updates” button you will be asked to login to your Spectrasonics account if you are not logged in already. Once logged in, a single “bundle” will be compiled containing the updates required for your system. When finished, the update installer will be automatically downloaded to your Downloads folder.
The release notes for each of the relevant updates are displayed on the page while the bundle is being compiled. We recommend you review the changes at this time.
If you’re using a Mac, the ZIP file will automatically unzip and create a folder called “Spectrasonics Updater.” In Windows you’ll need to extract the ZIP file to create the “Spectrasonics Updater” folder.
In the “Spectrasonics Updater” folder, then the appropriate OS sub-folder, and then, after making sure your DAW is closed, run the installer that corresponds to your system. When the installation is complete, all your Spectrasonics instruments will be up-to-date.
NOTE: It is possible to download individual updates by accessing the “Updates” tab in your User Account.