Omnisphere’s Layer pages are where the majority of sound design and editing decisions are made.

Each Layer has an independent set of synthesis controls that will only affect the individual Layer. These include oscillator selection, a dual-filter section, Amp/Filter envelopes, FM (Frequency Modulation), Ring Modulation, Waveshaper, Unison, Harmonia, Granular and their own dedicated FX.

There are also several Common Parameters that are shared by all four Layers. If a parameter is numbered, then it’s a Common Parameter that can be used by all Layers (ex: LFO 1 ~ 8, Mod Env. 1 ~ 4). If it isn’t numbered, then it’s specific to the Layer (ex: Amp Env., Filter Env.).

NOTE: It isn’t necessary to use all four Layers when creating sounds. In fact, very complex sounds can be achieved using only one Layer.

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